Substitutes Needed


Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher or substitute aide in the River Vale Public School District.

The River Vale School District utilizes ESS to manage our substitute program. ESS is an educational staffing agency dedicated to providing qualified, trained and certified substitute professionals to over 60 school districts in New Jersey.

All current substitutes will be offered the opportunity to work for ESS and therefore will be able to maintain the same relationship with the District that many have enjoyed over the years.


How do I apply to become a substitute teacher or aide?
Log onto the website to begin the applicant process click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ESS? 

As a staffing agency, ESSwas created specifically to be a leader in the field of recruiting, training and placing qualified substitute teachers for school districts in 10 counties throughout the state of New Jersey.

What are the requirements to become a Substitute Teacher?

Current Substitute Teacher or Teaching Certification issued by the State of New Jersey.

If you are interested in obtaining your substitute certification and have 60 college credits or more, Source4Teachers is capable of assisting you with this process.

NJ Criminal History Background Check

Tuberculosis Test (taken within 6 months of initial employment)

Successful completion of Orientation/Training Class

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