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2019-2020 Substitute-Day to Day (All Subjects)- To Establish Eligibility Pool

Date Posted: Feb 6, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title:  2019-2020: Substitute Teacher- Day to Day (All Subjects) - To establish an eligibility pool for on demand employment.

Posting Date: May 23, 2019

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Details: $14.40 per hour  (Day to Day) *Increased wage differential if selected for long term vacancy during the school year

Job Type: Instructional

Benefits Eligibility: Based Upon Assignment, however all Substitutes are initially hired in as a Day to Day Substitute. 

Retiree Substitute Teacher (Sub I – Job Classification AR90)
Benefits: NONE
2019-2020 Daily Rate: 
$14.40 per hour ($112.00 per day)
The substitutes assigned to this classification are retired teachers who MUST work a minimum of ONE (1) day per week. Individuals may work a schedule of one (1) to five (5) days per week.

Day-to-Day or On-Call Substitute (Sub II – Job Classification 9000)
2019-2020 Daily Rate: $14.40 per hour ($115.00 per day)
Benefits: NONE
The substitute assigned to this classification work “as-needed” in day-to-day assignments. Individuals MUST work a minimum of three (3) days per week. Individuals may also be assigned a work schedule in advance to fill teacher absences related to district activities such as grant-required professional development or union business.

Substitute FMLA/LOA (Sub III – Job Classification 9130)
2019-2020 Daily Rate: $15.20 per hour ($122.00 per day)
Benefits: NONE
The substitute assigned to this classification perform the duties of the classroom teacher of record and MUST work five (5) days per week pursuant to the schedule of the absent teacher. Retirees interested in long-term are eligible for assignment (Job Classification AR96).

Substitute Long-Term/Vacancy (Sub IV – Job Classification 9500)
2019-2020 Daily Rate: $18.02 per hour ($144.00 per day)
Benefits: (1) Eligible for employee or family medical, dental, and vision (2) Eligible for personal illness days
The substitute assigned to this classification serves in a “VACANCY” assignment and performs duties as the classroom teacher of record, including but not limited to, taking attendance, providing instruction, developing lesson plans, assessment of students, administering grades and attending staff meetings. Employees assigned to this classification MUST work five (5) days per week.  Retirees interested in long-term are eligible for assignment (Job Classification AR95).

Reports to: Principal/Designee

Location: Various Locations

Position Summary: The substitute performs the duties of the classroom teacher of record.




  • Must possess 90 credit hours or higher from an accredited college/university. Must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  For all Long Term Assignments, a Bachelor's degree is required to be considered.       Transcripts MUST be included/attached to be considered.


This position requires the ability to relate positively with students, teachers and parents. This position requires the ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner. This position requires a high level of interpersonal and communication skills. This position requires time management and administrative skills. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position requires the ability to handle challenging behavior. This position requires the ability to motivate a group of students and explain things as creative as possible. 

Position Job Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Principal/Designee, the Substitute Teacher- Day to Day shall:

Essential Functions

  1. Evaluate and assess students’ progress on a periodic basis.
  2. Monitor individual student’s progress.
  3. Receives assignments approved by the Division of Human Resources; selected to work in any school five (5) days per week.
  4. Reports to the building Principal or designee at the appointed time per the local school.
  5. Reviews with the Principal, Administrator or designee, all plans, schedules and complies with the Student Code of Conduct guidelines during the instructional day. 
  6. Maintains, as fully as possible, the established routines and procedures for the school and classroom to which he/she is assigned. 
  7. Teaches the lesson outlined and described and prepared by the absent teacher, Principal or designee. Consults with the building Principal, Administrator or designee before initiating any teaching or other procedures. 
  8. Assumes responsibility for overseeing pupil behavior in class, maintains classroom management and control in class, as well as during lunch and recess periods.
  9. Reports, in writing on the form(s) provided by the school secretary, on the day’s activities at the end of each teaching day.
  10. Follows all District policies, work rules and procedures to which regular teachers are subject and which good teaching practice dictate.
  11. Take corrective measures to enhance student-learning abilities.
  12. Instruct students on proper use of equipment, materials, and textbooks.
  13. Maintain inventory of instructional materials, aids and equipment.
  14. Maintain accurate complete student records, and prepare reports.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal/Designee.



If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.


If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.

Method of Application:

Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at or office at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities.  Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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