Substitutes, Aides & Paraprofessionals

If you are interested in working at Carlisle Area School District as a substitute teacher, permanent instructional aide or paraprofessional, substitute paraprofessional, or substitute nurse please complete an application to be hired through The Education Staffing Solution (ESS).  Specific and general vacancies are listed on the district website under Our District > Job Opportunities which will take one to TalentEd.  To be considered for an interview, one also needs to complete an application through TalentEd or have ESS forward their name. 

Go to ESS Jobs to create an account and apply.  Click on "Job Seekers" then enter "Cumberland County (PA)" to access the application. 

One interested in becoming a substitute can select the BLUE links for Substitute Teacher, Substitute Paraprofessional or Substitute Nurse.  Substitute teaching positions include day-to-day, building based, extended day (10-79 consecutive days in same assignment) and long term (80+ consecutive days in same assignment).
Application questions may be directed to Steven Funk at [email protected].  The ESS substitute point of contact is Alyssa Gill ([email protected]). 

One interested in a permanent position can select the GREEN links for various aide/paraprofessional positions with Carlisle Area School District.  Permanent positions may include instructional aide, learning support para, English language development aide, library aide, life skills para, intensive learning support para, personal care aide, and emotional support para.  The ESS aide/para point of contact is Samantha Hummer ([email protected]).


Certified substitute teachers must hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate. Emergency substitute teachers do not need to hold a Pennsylvania teaching certificate but have a bachelor's degree and obtain an annual emergency permit from the PA Department of Education.   

Aides and paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Substitute nurses must hold a valid Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license. 

The following documents are required for employment with ESS:
I-9 Immigration Employment Verification Form
4-Tier Employment Form
W-4 Form
Local Earned Income Tax Form
Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report
Workers Compensation Disclaimer
Direct Deposit or Pay Card Option
Act 168 Sexual Misconduct Abuse Disclosure Release
School Health Form within the past year with TB test within 90 days
Act 126 Mandated Child Reporter Training within the past five years
Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance
Act 34 PA State Police Criminal History Record
Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance
Proof of Education
Emergency Permit (for substitute teachers)

ESS offers a variety of voluntary employee benefits including a 401k Plan and health insurance which may include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and disability insurance, accident insurance, and whole life insurance.   

For substitute teacher questions or Aesop assistance contact:

Janice Baker
717-240-6800 x16804
[email protected]

For questions regarding aide positions, clearances, TIMS or TalentEd contact:
Michelle Sarokon
717-240-6800 x16807
[email protected]

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