Substitute Teaching Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers and instructional assistants!

    Sub and Save the Day!

    We are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone wants to make a difference!

    We provide substitutes a flexible work schedule that a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant can tailor to their needs. This includes choosing the grade level(s) and/or subjects you'd like to teach, schools you want to work at, and more!

    Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant Information Sessions

    For external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant.

    • Sessions are held virtually weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.
      • Upcoming Sessions
        • September 14, 21
        • October 5, 12, 19, 26
    • Sign up for an upcoming session

    Are You Ready to Apply?

    Find out what you will need to apply for a substitute teacher position at FCPS.

      Interested in Becoming a Substitute Teacher?

      The first step to becoming an FCPS substitute teacher is to fill out and submit an application. Once an interested candidate’s application, orientation, and background check are completed and approved, hired substitutes can expect to step into a classroom within a week!

      Health and Safety in Fairfax County Public Schools

      FCPS’ priority is the health and safety of everyone in our schools and offices. Layered prevention strategies, including universal mask-wearing, are in place and are keeping schools safe. As you consider joining our team, learn more about our layered prevention strategies so you will feel safe and comfortable in your new role.

        View Instructional Opportunities

        Includes Teacher, School Counselor, Librarian, Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher and Assistant positions.

        HR Connection

        Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.