The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) will host a Substitute Teacher Job Fair at its Downingtown location on Thursday, January 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Representatives from all public school districts in Chester County will be on hand to discuss current substitute teacher job openings and to accept applications and resumes.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the current supply of available teachers, including substitutes, is not keeping up with growing demand.
While the shortage is creating obstacles for schools, it presents opportunities to potential substitutes.
Recent college graduates seeking full-time teaching jobs regularly secure permanent positions after establishing relationships with schools as substitute teachers.
Substitute teaching can also be useful in career exploration. Fewer requirements to teach give substitutes the opportunity to experience teaching different subjects to different age groups in different environments through the assignment variety that subbing provides.
Substitutes can turn down assignments as necessary to fulfill other obligations, so the flexible schedule of a sub can also work well for individuals in different situations, including current teachers with multiple career goals and former teachers who left their jobs to take care of families. College graduates with non-education degrees may also take the opportunity to try substitute teaching to find out if the classroom is a good fit for them.
Walk-ins are welcome at the job fair, but interested individuals are invited to preregister for the event online: help.thesubservice.com/chester.
January 14, 4-7 p.m.
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Come learn about the great advantages of being a substitute teacher, including:
- High demand
- Lots of flexibility
- Fewer requirements
- Good experience
- Assignment variety
- Networking opportunities
Representatives from all public school districts will be there to discuss current job openings and accept applications and resumes.
Come to the Fair and learn more about being a sub!
Also, here are a few resources about the benefits of substitute teaching.
About the CCIU: The Chester County Intermediate Unit is an educational service agency that exists to provide quality, cost-effective services to the community and its residents. The Chester County Intermediate Unit administers instructional, enrichment and administrative programs and services to Chester County’s 12 public school districts and to over 45 private and parochial schools in the county. These programs include instructional, remedial and enrichment services for regular and special education students. Other IU services support teachers, school administrators and school directors. The diversity of CCIU programs enables IU staff to interact with school district personnel at all levels and to maintain a cohesive educational network throughout Chester County.