Substitute Services/Absence Management (Aesop)

Children gathered around globe with a teacherThe substitute services staff is committed to providing quality customer service support in several areas such as substitute teacher processing, including maintenance of the substitute teacher list for the use of the public school districts in Shasta County.

Substitute teaching is an important educational component in our programs and schools. Skilled substitute teachers can have a significant and positive impact on the quality of education while the permanent teacher is away.

Our office is also responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Aesop automated calling system used by Shasta County Office of Education for county run programs only.

We also provide substitute services including fingerprint processing to specific school districts who are members of the Shasta County Classified Consortium. This list includes substitute Paraeducators, Custodians, Clerical and Cook/Cafeteria Workers.

Absence Management (Formerly Aesop)

Welcome to the Shasta County Office of Education Absence Management system (formerly Aesop) for our county run programs.

Using Absence Management (formerly Aesop), employees can quickly accomplish routine tasks such as reporting absences and reviewing their schedules.

Substitutes will receive calls from the system and be given the opportunity to accept jobs. They can also call into the system to find available jobs as well as retrieve job (confirmation) numbers.

Employees

Absence Management (formerly Aesop) can be accessed via the phone or through their website.

Phone (1-800-942-3767):
Absence Management Login Page

Resources:

Training Videos:

For login problems or questions, please contact Shannon Salmans at (530) 225-0222

Substitutes

Absence Management (formerly Aesop) can be accessed via the phone or through their website.

Phone (1-800-942-3767)
Absence Management Login Page

Resources:

Videos:

For login problems or questions, please contact Shannon Salmans at (530) 225-0222

Administrators

Absence Management Login Page

Resources:

For login problems or questions, please contact Shannon Salmans at (530) 225-0222

Classified Substitutes

The Shasta County Office of Education offers a wide variety of substitute positions with flexible shifts Monday through Friday.

All positions require fingerprint clearance which is coordinated by the Shasta County Office of Education's Human Resources department. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fee of $74 (if applicable) is the applicant's responsibility. In addition, a T.B. skin test completed within the last 60 days is required. All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent.

  • Instructional Assistant - Child Development - $10.50/hour
    Provides support to teachers and staff supervising children ages 18 months - 3rd grade. Most shifts are 3-1/2 hours ranging from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm. A good choice for anyone desiring a flexible schedule. Requirements: Child Abuse Index ($15 fee paid by applicant).
  • Paraeducator - Special Education Aide - $11.83/hour
    Provide support to teachers and staff assisting elementary through high school students with severe emotional disabilities. Shifts are 3-1/2 or 6 hours ranging from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. A good choice for a compassionate caregiver. Requirements: AA Degree or higher, 48 semester units or Paraprofessional Certificate.
  • Paraeducator - Alternative Education Aide - $11.83/hour
    Provides classroom assistance to teachers and students, serving probationary and incarcerated youth. Shifts are generally 6 hours, 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. A good choice for those interested in working with "at risk" youth. Requirements: AA Degree or higher, 48 semester units or Paraprofessional Certificate.
  • Cook/Cafeteria Worker - $10.50/hour
    Assist in meal preparation and/or general cafeteria help.
  • Custodian - $12.43/hour
    Custodial duties as determined by site need.
  • Site Liaison - $11.83/hour
    Assist in providing a safe and fun place for students during after school hours; homework assistance, activities including art, sports drama and crafts. Requirements: AA Degree or higher, 48 semester units or Paraprofessional Certificate. (Applicants who do not meet NCLB compliance requirement for this position will have 12 months from the date of employment to meet one of the above)

Classified Substitute Consortium

The following districts share classified substitutes: Bella Vista Elementary, Cascade Union Elementary, Castle Rock Union, French Gulch-Whiskeytown, Gateway Unified, Grant Elementary, Happy Valley Union, Junction Elementary, Millville Elementary, North Valley School, North Cow Creek Elementary, Oak Run, Pacheco Union, Shasta County Office of Education, Shasta-Trinity ROP and Whitmore Union Elementary.

All positions require fingerprint clearance which is coordinated by the Shasta County Office of Education's Human Resources department. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fee of $74 (if applicable) is the applicant's responsibility. In addition, a T.B. test completed within the last 60 days is required.

All positions are hourly with the rate of pay varying by district.

  • Paraeducator
    Provides classroom assistance to teachers and students as needed. Requirements: AA Degree or higher, 48 semester units or Paraprofessional test.

  • Clerical
    Duties depend on district need. May include typing, computer, filing, phones, etc.

  • Cook
    Assist in meal preparation and/or general cafeteria help.

  • Custodian
    Duties as determined by district need.

All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent.

**Classified Substitute Consortium (School District) Members Only: Instructions for creating a classified substitute list from Escape.**

Fingerprinting Requirements

California public school employees and substitutes must be fingerprinted, and a criminal background clearance must be received by the employing school district and county office prior to new employees and substitutes rendering paid services.

If you have been fingerprinted for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, have a Certificate of Clearance, or are enrolled in a credential program and have been fingerprinted for the Commission, you will still need to be fingerprinted by the district and/or county office of education. By law, employing agencies are not allowed to share fingerprint clearances with other employing agencies. Every employing agency has live scan authorization forms preprinted with their individual names and codes. These forms authorize the DOJ to forward clearance information for prospective employees or substitutes to that particular agency.

The Shasta County Office of Education maintains the county-wide substitute teacher list, Classified Consortium list for various substitute positions for participating districts. Once your completed application packet has been returned to the Credentials/Substitute Services office, you will be given a Live Scan form and instructions for fingerprinting.

Individuals who have been convicted of serious and/or violent crimes are precluded from being hired by California public school districts. Individuals who are awaiting trial for serious and/or violent crimes are also precluded from rendering service in California public schools until the matter has been legally concluded.

Substitute Information & Forms

Substitute Teacher Requirements

The Shasta County Office of Education maintains the county-wide substitute teacher list. You must be processed and cleared through our office to be added to this list. Once cleared, you will be eligible to substitute at any of the 25 public school districts in Shasta County.

We are currently accepting both fully Credentialed Teachers and applicants who have an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit.

Minimum qualifications to substitute:

  • Full California Credential or Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit.
    -To qualify for a permit you must have a Bachelor's Degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university and have passed a Basic Skills Test (California Educational Skills Test - CBEST, CSET, MS plus writing skills or an approved out-of-state Basic Skills Requirement exam).
  • Negative Tuberculosis Clearance completed within the last 60 days
  • Fingerprint Clearance
    -You will be given fingerprinting instructions after you return your completed packet. Even though you may have been fingerprinted for other agencies, you are still required to be fingerprinted for Substitute Teacher employment in Shasta County.

To begin:

  • I have a credential...
    1. Contact the SCOE Credential's Office at bthornton-mcdaniel@shastacoe.org for an application packet.
    2. Call (530) 225-0202 to make an appointment to return your completed packet along with the required documentation. Fingerprint instructions will be given to you at this time.
  • I do not have a credential and would like to apply for an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit...
    1. Substitute Permit applications can be picked up at the SCOE Credential's office. The permit recommendation is done online by the Credential Analyst and completed by the applicant. The applicant must also complete a county sub application packet.
    2. Call (530) 225-0202 to make an appointment to return your completed packet along with the required documentation. Fingerprint instructions will be given to you at this time.
  • Please note: If you have a Certificate of Clearance issued through the CCTC, you will not need to be fingerprinted again for the Commission when applying for your Substitute Permit. Please contact the Credential's Office at bthornton-mcdaniel@shastacoe.org if you have any questions regarding the fingerprinting process.