Substitutes - Support Staff | Substitute ESP - Special Education | District Wide | Available: After Orientation | Closing: Accepting Applications


Substitute Special Education Support Professionals (ESP or Para)

If you are currently an active substitute with BHM Schools and your Frontline/Absence Management/AESOP profile is also active, it is not necessary to re-apply annually.

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School¬†District # 877 is accepting applications¬†for Special Education Support Professionals (ESPs) for the current¬†school year.¬† We are seeking dependable substitute ESP’s who are available to work¬†in¬†the district¬†on an on-call basis.¬† If you are interested in substituting in this¬†very important and rewarding position, please complete the online application found on this page.¬† The Special Education department will review your application.¬† Before working as a Sub ESP, you will need to complete a background check and attend an orientation.¬† For questions regarding the role of a substitute ESP, please contact our Special Education Office at 763-682-8722.

Hours of Work:  The substitute ESP generally follows the school day:
     Approximate Start Time:  7:45 a.m. (Elementary Schools) -or- 8:50 a.m. (Middle and High School)
     Approximate Stop Time:   2:20 p.m. (Elementary Schools) -or- 3:30 p.m. (Middle and High School)
Rate of Pay:  $16.00/hour (paid twice/month)
Location:  You could be working at any of the 9 buildings throughout the district, or you may specify building preferences during your orientation.  The more flexible you are, the more hours are available for you to work.
Beginning:  After Orientation 

A Special Education Support Professional substitute (ESP sub) works with special education students.  Our students come with a variety of needs including but not limited to:

  • Academic
  • Communication
  • Physical and motor
  • Personal care
  • Social/emotional

The sub ESP often supports students by adapting and modifying the learning environment and materials as needed.  Assisting the student with personal care may also be a part of the role so it is important the sub ESP is physically able to perform all tasks.  Students easily distracted or easily frustrated are supported by the sub ESP through positive behavior intervention strategies.  The sub ESP will follow a plan prepared by the ESP whose position they are filling.  Special Education and Classroom teachers provide assistance as needed.  This role is a rewarding one, giving the sub ESP the opportunity to work with children who have so much to offer and need support in doing so.  

BHM Schools offers:

  • Flexibility:¬† You choose the days you work, the location and age group of the students you work with, and whether or not you want to work part or all of the day.
  • Meaningful Work: ¬†In keeping with our mission to¬†prepare students for a successful future in a changing world, BHM Schools takes pride in delivering a strong, well-rounded, quality education.¬†


  • Must have a High School diploma. Must be comfortable with and enjoy working with students with special needs.
  • Candidates with a high degree of flexibility and willingness to work in a variety of settings with a variety of children are highly preferred.

For questions regarding the role of a substitute ESP, please contact the Special Services office at 763-682-8722.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application, please contact Human Resources at 763-682-8712

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE:¬†¬†Applicants interested in this position must complete an application online by visiting our district website at> District> Employment> Current Openings & Online Application.¬† If you previously applied with BHM Schools¬†and wish to update your application materials, login to AppliTrack and select ‘edit.’¬† If you need technical support please visit¬†¬†for answers to frequently asked application questions¬†or¬†‘submit a request‘ to AppliTrack for assistance with your application.¬†¬†¬†
Thank you,
Human Resources