Substitutus is a new generation service specialized for replacement reservation: A self-service social connection tool addressed for the school domain. Both school staff and substitutes can register and use our service for free.
Our mission : End stress, unsuccessful calls, expensive agencies and replacement requests through Facebook, while expanding available candidates pool.
How : By providing school staff and substitutes a free, modern, efficient and accessible platform, to all, at any time.
More than 250,000 schools available in more than 5 countries, and more are coming.
Certification indicators will help you in your choices.
We are on the cloud. Accessible at any time, from everywhere.
You directly exchange with your interlocutor, no intermediary.
Our intelligent search engine manage availabilities for you.
Our responsive design will adapt to any devices.
Exasperated to answer calls during work, or worse to go on Facebook, for a replacement request? And as if things weren't bad enough, you are not even available for the requested date!
For some, it is the agencies exorbitant fees that make the job little value.
Whatever your situation, Substitutus is for you
Substitutus allows all those who wish to register and offer its services. In order to increase your trust level when you are dealing with a member for the first time, we have introduced Substitutus certifications. Keep in mind that you must take ultimate responsibility for the validity of your requester. Here are the criteria that will make you a certified user:
Since many users do not have this type of email address, you can also become certified by combining the following conditions:
We strongly encourage you to complete your profile diligently so that your requester can validate your application and your skills if required.
If you have an official registration number or other authorization id from a recognized institution, this is a strong recognition factor and it is to your advantage to share it through your profile.
Also share your education, it's an important piece of information when it comes to choosing the right candidate.
Not everyone is comfortable working in some schools or replacing certain specialties or grades.
In this sense, Substitutus allows you to enroll at the schools of your choice. You will never be asked for a replacement in an establishment if you do not want to.
By indicating your specialties, you allow school staff to make an informed choice, as they will know that your profile does not fully match the criteria. To fill urgent needs, they will still be able to send you requests with a partial match, and you will obviously have the choice to refuse.
Calendar management is one of the strengths of our system. Thanks to this one, we are able to present your application only when you are available. In this way, you will avoid unnecessary requests.
Of course, in order for us to manage your agenda, we must be informed of your availability periods.
Do not worry, all replacements reserved through Substitutus are automatically taken into account.
If you have appointments, replacements outside of our platform or any other events on the calendar, you can also enter them manually as a personnal event.
Once your profile is completed and you are enrolled in the schools of your choice, you are ready to receive requests. Watch your emails!
When you receive a request, be aware that several other candidates can receive it at the same time. Since the goal is to ensure a quick replacement, it will be awarded to the first person who accept the request.
Any request can be accepted or refused. If a request does not suit you, for whatever reason, we encourage you to reject it rather than ignore it. This has no negative impact on your reputation and allows the requester to quickly turn to other candidates if needed.
If you have accepted a request successfully, you will still be able to cancel it if an unexpected event occurs. At this time, an informative email will be sent to the requester, but a justifying call from your part remains a sign of courtesy that will be highly appreciated.
Remember that it is your responsibility to confirm the validity of the applicant, especially if this is the first time you are dealing with.
6:30 in the morning, the family routine is in full swing, preparing for the day, then we advise you that you must find a substitute... For 7:50! After several inconclusive calls, the stress is felt. Will searching the last pages of your contacts, your are also considering Facebook to try to fill the replacement.
Normal, with the few tools and physical resources at your disposal, you could not do better... Until today.
The good news is that we have developed Substitutus specifically to avoid these situations. P>
In order to increase the pool of available candidates, we have made our social platform a place open to all. Although we are unable to validate all members, we have implemented Substitutus certification, which allows you to build your reputation and influence the one of your substitutes.
Our certification is obtained according to certain factors that allow us to judge the validity of a member. This is not a guarantee in itself, but a very relevant piece of information when it comes time to send your requests. Keep in mind that you must take ultimate responsibility for the validity and authorization of the requested substitute.
Here are the criteria that will give our members the Substitutus certification:
Since many users do not have this type of email address, you can also become Substitutus certified by combining the following conditions:
Our search engine is one of the pride of our platform. As simple as it is effective, it gives you access to candidates in just a few clicks. Since we automatically take into account the reservations made by Substitutus, it is easy for us to present only the available substitutes.
Obviously, during a search, you have the opportunity to indicate the specialty and grade to replace if applicable. Keep in mind that substitutes can also share their preferences, and in this sense, the search result will inform you of the result match. So you can make a more informed choice.
When you have your result in hand, you choose the candidates. So you can prioritize your favorite substitutes for a few minutes or days, then add more members if you have not had acceptance within a reasonable time.
During training or other events, it is possible that several teachers are absent during the same days. Note that you will not have to make several requests in our system, you only have to indicate the number of substitutes required for your request.
With Substitutus, you no longer need to write down your requests. These will be kept for you on our system. At any time, you can check the status and take action as needed.
As long as a request is not expired or completed, you can change it. Whether canceling it or notifying other substitutes, you have full control.
When canceling an already accepted request, an email will be sent to inform the substitute. A justifying call from you remains a sign of courtesy that will be highly appreciated.
When a replacement is completed, you have the opportunity to indicate your appreciation of the substitute performance. We encourage you to do it, it is an interesting informative element when selecting your candidates.
Remember that it is your responsibility to confirm the validity of successful applicants, especially if this is the first time you are dealing with them.
Accessing your school members list to get an overview can be advantageous for different situations. P>
For school boards, it's a simple way to consult all registered users in their schools. P>
Despite your small budget, you have high requirements ? Here are some additional features that Substitutus makes available to schools and school boards at low cost.
Whatever your budget, Substitutus is able to help you. Here is our simple and unquestionably the most affordable system on the market.
Yes, our free basic version allows you to do a lot better than any other free tool on the market.
But because you too can demand more, see what our Premium offer can bring you.
Maybe are we not impartial when comes the time to talk about our platform. Who better than our users to testify the appreciation of our service? See what they have to say:
Do you have questions, comments or suggestions about our service? You want to add missing schools or prioritize the integration of your region or country? Do not hesitate to contact us!