The Substitute Teacher Service

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Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Substitute Teacher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Available jobs are posted online so we are able to look at when and where jobs are available. Substitute teachers choose which school districts we would want to work in so that our available jobs are limited to what we are willing to work. Substitute teachers also receive phone calls if still available for the day.

    Cons

    Sometimes phone calls will continue to be received even when the substitute teacher has selected the option on the phone to not receive any more phone calls for the day.


  2. Need improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I like the flexibility. I can take a day off for appointments if needed. I have tje experience of working in different schools.

    Cons

    Some of the teachers are not nice. They can say say something negative about you and request for you not to come back. There complaint is never investesgated. It should be some kind of protocol to protect employees. Sts doesn't care about employees. The never offer incentives...no benefits no employee appreciation day. You never know what kind of assignment you may get.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure an proper investigation is done before yoi take the word of and teacher. Make sure we know what the assignment is. Detailed information such as the name of the teacher...the room number and what population you'll be working with if you accept the assignment.


  3. STS

    Current Employee - Building Substitute in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Building Substitute in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I am a building substitute after a few months of day to day substitute work

    Cons

    Communication with supervisors. The staff at the school at which I work cannot e mail me or offer feedback. All correspondence must be done face to face or with STS. I have no idea who my supervisor with STS is.

    Advice to Management

    Allow an administrator at the schools be a liaison for communication and feedback.


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  5. A great company to work for while waiting for a full time teaching position!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Substitute Teacher Service part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was really nice that all the calls were automated. If you didn't want the job you could just hang up, no hurt feelings! You could take off whenever and for as long as you wanted. It was basically a freelance job, but if you worked in a large district there was ALWAYS work!

    Cons

    The only thing that got annoying was how frequent the automated phone calls were. My district was huge so I got phone calls so often, I would have to shut off my phone!


  6. It was okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible.schedule, choice of assignment

    Cons

    No benefits, little respect from students and sometimes other teachers

    Advice to Management

    Get better compensation and benefits


  7. Okay job, nice flexibility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Media, PA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Media, PA

    I worked at The Substitute Teacher Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to choose what days you want to work, where you want to work, and how often. Finish after school lets out which is earlier than many 8-4, 9-5 jobs. Also, it's nice to see different schools and classroom setups.

    Cons

    Pay was mediocre. Some districts pay well if you reach a threshold of days worked there. Other districts pay have low rates of pay. Obviously, the better paying jobs are more difficult to get.


  8. They treat you like your replaceable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Aston, PA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Aston, PA

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I did get some teaching experience.

    Cons

    They won't tell you if a school doesn't want you to work for them. Their new policy is that you have to work so many days or they will make you inactive and won't tell you that your inactive. However, they won't tell you a set number of days which enables them to discriminate.

    Advice to Management

    Inform substitutes about their work status. Inform them personally if you make them ineligible or inactive about things.


  9. Substitute teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service

    Pros

    Substituting provides hands on experience for starting teachers and you get to see how other teachers set up their classrooms and how they create a safe environment.

    Cons

    Substituting is forever changing and you never know what type of classroom you'll be walking into each day.


  10. It was a satisfying experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo, IL

    I worked at The Substitute Teacher Service

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work when needed and was constantly needed.

    Cons

    Not always sure of all the rules.


  11. Helpful (1)

    fine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, IN

    I have been working at The Substitute Teacher Service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    working with kids, flexible schedule

    Cons

    no advancement opportunities, if you are looking for a full time teaching position one bad class can ruin your chances.



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