Harrisonburg City Public SchoolsSubstitutes - Teachers and Teacher Assistant Candidate Pool

Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Substitutes - Teachers and Teacher Assistant Candidate Pool (2028)

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TitleSubstitutes - Teachers and Teacher Assistant Candidate Pool
Posting ID2028

Provide quality instruction that enables each child to pursue his/her education as smoothly and completely as possible in the absence of the regular teacher (or provides substitute services as a custodian, secretary or assistant).



Prior to becoming a substitute teacher with Harrisonburg City you must complete the Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding for Educators.  This on-line training module can be located at the following website:

Once complete please attach the certificate, received at the end of the training module, to your on-line application.



1.   Minimum of two years of college or has previously worked in Harrisonburg City Public Schools for at least 2 years as a paraprofessional.  Long-term substitutes should have a valid Virginia teaching license.  This minimum requirement does not apply to custodial substitutes. 

2.       Must submit a recent (within twelve months) certificate signed by a licensed physician stating the absence of communicable tuberculosis. 

3.       Pass a criminal review by the State Police Department and Virginia Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services background check. 

4.       Emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to people and their concerns. Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain good working relationships with students, families and co-workers. 

REPORTS TO: Principal/Administrator  


1.       Reports to the building administrator or school secretary upon arrival at the school building. 

2.       Reviews all lesson plans and schedules to be followed prior to the students’ arrival. 

3.       Maintains the established routines and procedures of the designated school and classroom.  (The substitute is expected to grade other written work not left in the lesson plans.) 

4.       Teaches the lesson outlined and described by the absent teacher. 

5.       Consults with the administration, team leader, or grade level teacher to get a clear understanding of the schedule and assignment. 

6.       Assumes the responsibility for maintaining a positive classroom climate and demonstrates enthusiasm for the teaching/learning process. 

7.       Practices and promotes positive interaction with and among students. 

8.       Complies with and supports school division policies, regulations and procedures.   

9.       Completes the Substitute Assessment Form and leaves it for the regular teacher. 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  On an as-needed basis.

EVALUATION:Performance on this job will be evaluated by the principal/administrator.


COMPENSATION (Effective November 14, 2011):

                                              Four years of college         Two years of college

Substitute for a teacher and secretary    $80.00                          $75.00

Substitute for a teacher assistant           $70.00                          $65.00


 Substitute for a custodian                     $72.40




NOTE: We will begin hiring substitutes and scheduling appointments after August 14th, 2017.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary Rangehourly / Substitute
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/01/2017