Substitute in CCSD21

Interested in serving the community and supporting our schools? Apply today to be a CCSD21 substitute!

CCSD21 offers competitive rates for short-term and long-term teacher substitute, teacher assistant substitute, and other support staff roles.

The daily substitute rates are as follows:

  • Teacher: $131 per day
  • Registered Nurse: $250-$300 per day
  • Teacher in a long-term position of 10 or more consecutive days: $210 per day
  • Teacher Assistant: $125 per day
  • Secretary or Health Assistant: $100 per day


Professional development and networking opportunities are also extended to teacher and teacher assistant substitutes.

In order to serve as a substitute, applicants must have a valid Illinois Professional Educator License or Substitute Teaching License if applying to be a teacher substitute, or have a valid Illinois ELS (PARA) Paraprofessional Educator License if applying to be a teacher assistant substitute. More information on licensure can be found here.

Interested candidates can apply at any time: CCSD21 Frontline Education. Applications will be screened and individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Successful applicants will take part in training that is offered monthly.

Please contact the CCSD21 Human Resources team at 847-520-2725 with any questions.


Already serving the community and supporting our schools? Thank you!

We’re so grateful to the team of professionals who substitute in our schools and support our students. Helpful information for current substitutes can be found below:

Substitutes New to CCSD21
An orientation session was provided for substitutes new to CCSD21 in August 2021. Feel free to view the agenda and presentation slides below. Each have links to helpful resources.