Weehawken Township School District Opens Doors for New Substitute Teachers

The Weehawken Township School District is now accepting applications for substitute teaching positions, offering opportunities for individuals passionate about shaping the minds of future generations.

Prospective substitutes will navigate a streamlined application process, which includes a criminal history record check, applying for a substitute credential online, and providing necessary documents upon hiring.

Interested individuals can initiate the application process through the district’s Applitrack system, which can be found on the district’s website. Applications will be followed up with potential interviews. Questions regarding the application can be directed to FAmato@Weehawken.k12.nj.us.

A significant part of the process includes a thorough Criminal History Record Check. This process is carried out by the Criminal History Review Unit (CHRU) who collaborates with the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff in New Jersey’s public schools.

Once the applicants have cleared the criminal history check, they are required to apply for the Substitute Credential Online using the NJ Ed Cert System. Applicants need to record their individual Tracking Number generated by the system during the application process and notify the office via email.

Upon getting hired and board approval, new hires need to submit a Mantoux Test, a copy of their driver’s license, social security card, and filled out I-9 and W-4 forms to complete the hiring process.

The compensation for the role is $91.00 per day, and while there’s no contract or benefits offered, the substitute certificate gained from this process is valid for five years and can be used in any school within New Jersey.

As a part of the state’s commitment to the integrity of education and the safety of students, potential substitutes will be categorized based on their experience – new applicants, archive applicants, or transfer applicants. The application process varies slightly depending on these categories.

The district urges interested candidates to consider the application process seriously. They highlighted that applying is best done using a Windows-based computer and a Microsoft internet browser for reliability. Applications can also be made using other operating systems and internet browsers, but smart phones, tablets, iPads, or other mobile devices are not recommended.