Substitute Positions

“Substitutes” or “temporary” employees assist in a variety of programs on campus. These positions are on-call, as-needed positions and have no guarantee of hours/schedule. If you are interested in one of the following substitute positions, please complete an ISD application (link). Be sure to indicate the position you are interested in on the front page.

Substitute Teachers: To be a substitute teacher in Iowa, you need a teacher license (substitute License is fine) or the Substitute Authorization issued by the Board of Educational Examiners: A Substitute Authorization can be obtained by a person holding a baccalaureate degree who completes the substitute training program. Several area education agencies have been approved to offer the substitute authorization program. Please contact the staff development coordinator at your area education agency for information regarding the program offering.

Substitute Teacher

Type: Substitute/On-call position
Rate/Salary: $150/day
Contact: E-Mail

Sign language skills and/or experience working with the deaf strongly preferred.

Iowa sub teacher licensing is easier with new options. . . for more information on sub licensing see here.


Type: on-call; as-needed
Rate/Salary: $13.74/hr
Contact: E-Mail

Assist with meal prep; serving; and cleaning in school cafeteria.

Weekend Van Driver/Chaperone

Type: on-call/as-needed primarily on Fridays and Sundays
Rate/Salary: $17.91/hr
Contact: E-Mail
Full Description: Download

This is an on-call position.  Duties include driving and chaperoning students in mini-vans to and from school on weekends, normally Fridays and Sundays.  Requirements will include the ability to obtain a chauffeur’s drivers license and pass a DOT physical as required by the Department of Education.

School Assistant

Type: Substitute/On-Call Position
Rate/Salary: $15.00/hr
Contact: E-Mail

Works one-on-one with multi-disabled students during academic time. Sign language experience preferred.

Power Plant Worker

Type: substitute/on-call
Rate/Salary: $19.00/hr
Contact: E-Mail

Monitors boilers in power plant and conducts basic facilities work on campus. May assist with snow removal. Requires experience working in the facilities area and knowledge of boilers and HVAC equipment.


Type: Substitute/On-Call Position
Rate/Salary: $13.74/hr
Contact: E-Mail

Performs general custodial work in School buildings; assists with snow shoveling when needed; may assist with furniture moving and room set-up.

Front Desk Support

Type: Subsitute/On-call position
Rate/Salary: $10.17 - $15.00/hr
Contact: E-Mail

* building receptionist; * greet and direct visitors; * some secretarial tasks; * signing skills needed

Houseparent I

Type: Substitute/On-Call Position
Rate/Salary: $15.00/hr.
Contact: E-Mail

Work overnight shift supervising students in the residences; responsible for waking children and ensuring students are ready for school in the morning; does regular room checks and tends to emergency and other situations as they arise. Sign language skills strongly preferred.

Houseparent II

Type: Substitute/On-Call Position
Rate/Salary: $17.91/hr.
Contact: E-Mail

Responsible for all aspects of student’s care and well-being during non-school hours. Evening shifts on weekdays and daytime and evening shifts on weekends. Sign language skills strongly preferred.