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How do I become a substitute teacher with Scoot in New Jersey?
How do I become a substitute teacher with Scoot in New Jersey?

Our hiring process is simple and done on Fountain, our applicant screening software.

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Online application

  1. Fill out basic information such as your name, email, and phone number.

  2. You’ll then be redirected to Fountain where you’ll complete the initial questionnaire to start the hiring process.

  3. Upload your resume. No worries if you don’t have one. You can indicate that you don’t have a resume and you’ll be redirected to another section that asks basic questions about your professional background.

  4. Hit submit and you’ve now finished the first part of the application! If your application is accepted, you’ll be contacted within 2-5 business days for a phone screening.

Phone screening

If your application is accepted, you’ll be invited to schedule a quick phone call.

This is NOT an interview. The purpose of this phone call is to get to know you better as we go over your submitted application.

If you’re approved to move forward, you’ll be contacted again to schedule a formal interview.

Before the interview

You’re required to complete two Fountain prompts before you’re ready to interview.

  1. Upload a copy of your resume if you have not yet done so.

  2. Upload your active teaching credential/s:

    • Teaching certificates issued by the NJ Department of education can be found on the Department of Education- Teacher certification information page found here.

After the interview part 1: Official documents

If you had a stellar interview, your consultant will email you to complete the next steps of the hiring process.

You’ll be asked to upload/submit the following:

  1. Identification documents

  2. ​​Three references including at least one supervisor

    • We contact these references via email, text and/or phone to review your previous work experience.

  3. Payroll information

    • This is so you can start getting paid right away!

After the interview part 2: Background Check/Fingerprinting

  1. If this is your first time conducting a New Jersey Department of Education background check please follow this link for step by step instructions.

    1. Scoot reimburses up to $90 for the live scan in your first paycheck.

  2. If you have been fingerprinted in the State of NJ to work for a school post 2003; you can archive your fingerprints for a fraction of the cost and save yourself a trip to the fingerprinting agency. Please find the instructions for the fingerprinting archival process here.

After the interview part 3: Mandatory TB Testing

The state of New Jersey requires all staff working in school buildings to have a cleared Tuberculosis Test( TB Test) within 6 months of their first day. If you have a TB test that was conducted within the last 6 months and is still current you can submit that for proof of examination. If you do not you will need to have a TB conducted by a certified medical profession.

If you do not have a primary care professional you can have this test completed at your local urgent care or city health department. (Scoot does not cover the cost of this test)

After the interview part 3: Mandatory training

After submitting all of your required document, you’ll be asked to complete three short training courses and quizzes on the following topics:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogens

  2. Mandated Reporter

  3. Sexual Harassment

Offer letter

If everything goes smoothly, we’ll send you an offer letter! Woohoo!

We perform a final check, then your consultant will email you with instructions on how to download our Scoot 2 Work app and receive school assignments.

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