How to Become a Substitute

  • Knox County Schools will start accepting substitute applicants for the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  We will continue to accept applicants through Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 
     

    SUBSTITUTE APPLICATION PROCESS

    1. Complete the online application at https://knoxschools.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
      • Applicants must submit three professional references with valid e-mail addresses
      • Two of the three references must respond favorably to the questionnaire e-mailed to them

    2. ** Applicants that do NOT hold a teaching license will be required to complete the on-line STEDI substitute teacher training course at a cost of $39.95. Once completed, with a minimum score of 85%, please provide a copy of the STEDI diploma at the Sarah Simpson Satellite Office.

    3. Come to the Sarah Simpson Technology Center, 801 Tipton Avenue, on Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with the following items:
      • Social Security Card
      • Driver's License
      • Voided Check/letter from bank
      • Transcript/diploma with your highest level of education or your teaching license
      • ** Stedi diploma (if you do not currently hold a teaching license)

      • The Human Resources Department will have representatives available at Sarah Simspon only on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  This is a satellite office for Human Resources.  Our main office is located in the Andrew Johnson Building.  For any questions about the subsitute process or directions please call (865)594-1929.
    4. DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENTS:*^
      • Must submit to a drug screening within 48 hours of receiving your time-stamped document.
      • Your cost is $58.00
      • We do not accept pre-employment screening results from other agencies
      • * If you are a former employee, please contact our office in regards to fingerprint and drug testing requirements.
      • ^ If you were an intern with KCS the previous term, you do not need to complete the drug screening phase of the pre-screening, however, you will be required to complete the fingerprinting requirement.

    5. FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS:*^
      • Fingerprinting does not have a time constraint, however, your substitute application will remain incomplete until this step is complete.
      • Your cost for the fingerprint screening is $35.15.  You will recieve instructions on how to register for fingerprinting while completing paperwork at Sarah Simspon.
      • We do not accept fingerprint screening results from other agencies, this includes cardstock fingerprint cards.
      • * If you are a former employee, please contact our office in regards to fingerprint and drug testing requirements.
      • ^ If you were an intern with KCS the previous term, you do not need to complete the drug screening phase of the pre-screening, however, you will be required to complete the fingerprinting requirement.

    6. After all of the above requirements are met, you will receive an e-mail invitation to the next scheduled orientation.
      • Please be prepared to stay approximately 3 hours for your orientation.
      • Substitute nurses are not required to attend orientation

    7. After orientation, you will receive instructions for completing the on-line Canvas course.

    8. When all of the above steps have been completed and your paperwork is processed, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for accepting substitute jobs through the Aesop Absence Management System. Please allow 2-3 weeks for paperwork processing.

     

    For questions regarding the application process please call (865)594-1929.