Substitute Information

Thank you for your interest in the Plainfield Public Schools. We are looking for qualified substitutes who are committed to positively interacting with our students, working collaboratively with our staff and keeping our programs moving forward while regular teachers are absent. 

To become a substitute Teacher in our school district, you should possess the following:

A valid NJ Teaching Certificate OR

A valid State of New Jersey Substitute Teacher’s Credential (required ONLY for substitute teacher/nurse/coach)

Must be Available to work a minimum of two days per week.

All prospective candidates (teachers/nurses/support staff) will be required to complete the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Please provide two letters of reference. The letters of reference should be from former employers/supervisors. Letters may also be character references from community, civic or volunteer organizations and/or colleagues with whom you have worked who can attest to your character and ability to work effectively and positively with students.
  3. Complete the Online Application.

Substitute Nurses: If you do not possess a school nurse certificate, you must apply for a State of New Jersey Substitute Teacher’s Credential and provide current RN license and transcripts.

To renew your State of New Jersey Substitute Teacher’s Credential you must:

Email Employee Attendance indicating that you would like to renew.

Substitute Rates – 2021/2022 School Year:

Teachers: $110/day and $125/day for NJ Certified Teachers
School Nurses: $250/day
Secretaries: $15/hr.
Assistants: $15/hr.
Custodians: $15/hr.
Security Officers: $15/hr.