The ROP provides retirees employment opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.
Types of Employment
Substituting is an excellent way to earn extra income while maintaining a flexible schedule. VBCPS offers a wide range of substituting opportunities - classified substitutes and instructional substitutes.
Classified Substitutes includes positions such as, bus drivers, bus assistants, cafeteria assistants, clerical workers, clinic assistants, custodians, nurses and security assistants. This category also includes teacher assistant positions such as general assistant, kindergarten assistant, library/media assistant, PE assistant and special education assistant.
Instructional Substitutes are required to have 60 semester credit hours from an accredited institution. A copy of your transcripts must be included in your application. Teacher substitutes must also complete the Child Abuse and Neglect Training (CANT) to be eligible for employment consideration. This training is available at no cost through the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Learn more about the steps to obtaining substitute employment by reading the Substitute Guidelines/Procedures.
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (NON-SUBSTITUTE)
Licensed retirees can work any budgeted/allocated position that is less than 50 percent of the full-time equivalency (FTE) of a position and continue to collect VRS retirement benefits.
For example, in the job listing French (0.4), Ocean Lakes HS, the retiree would be teaching 40 percent of the FTE for this position.
For more information on this type of employment opportunity see our frequently asked questions.
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CRITICAL SHORTAGE AREAS (FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT)
The VDOE has identified critical shortage areas where Virginia school divisions face the largest difficulty staffing qualified educators. After waiting one calendar year with absolutely no pay from a VRS employer, licensed retirees may come back and teach a full-time allocation in a critical shortage area. The retiree will continue to collect their VRS retirement benefits in addition to the salary from the position.
Current identified shortage areas are: career and technical education, elementary education Pre-Kindergarten through grade six, English (secondary), foreign language Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, health and physical education Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, mathematics grades six through 12, middle education grades six through eight, science (secondary), and special education.