Most substitute teachers are happy to take as many opportunities as they can to get into the classroom. To that end, it is a good idea for them to sign up for job alerts; however, some teachers have concerns and mistaken assumptions that keep them from taking advantage of this vital opportunity.
In the interest of demystifying the process, we are providing this helpful Q&A session for your benefit.
Question 1: "This sounds complicated. Won't I need separate accounts for all of the systems that I've signed up with?"
Answer: Actually, it's quite the reverse. Our system supports all of the most popular substitute management systems, including Aesop, SubFinder, and SmartFindExpress. With only one account, you will be able to add and manage as many systems as you would like, streamlining the process into one fluid experience. This leaves you more time to prepare for the actual experience of substitute teaching.
Question 2: "What about summer opportunities?"
Answer: The alerts run year-round, twenty-four hours per day, 365 days per year. Not all teachers take summers off -- and neither do we.
Question 3: "Don't I need a smartphone for that?"
Answer: Actually, no. Job alerts can be sent out through a variety of methods, including text messages to your (non-smart) phone or e-mails directly to your computer. No smartphone required!
Question 4: "What if I do have a smartphone. Will this kill my data?"
Answer: It will not. SubAssistant only contacts your phone if there's a job available, meaning that the app is not constantly checking for updates the way that some social media apps do. Your data should be largely unaffected.
Substitute teaching is enough of a challenge without making the process of finding and accepting jobs needlessly complicated. We here at SubAssist are committed to helping you pare down the process to the bare minimum, ensuring that your attention and energy can be focused in the areas that really count -- your students.
Further questions? Concerns that we did not address in the Q&A? Feel free to contact us.