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Educational Support Services (ESS) specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions.

As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, Educational Support Services (ESS) specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 20 years, they have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. ESS currently serves Effingham County, Emanuel County, Screven County, and Savannah Chatham Public School Systems. ESS, LLC serves and operates in over 25 states across the United States and growing.


With 35+ years of business expertise, Buddy Helton, the President and CEO of ESS, has a proven history of driving growth and enhancing customer satisfaction in every organization he’s led. Buddy and the other members of the ESS executive team sustain a “pioneering” attitude as ESS services grow throughout the country. As the company’s geographic footprint continues to spread, its leadership pledges to deliver personalized solutions to every district they serve, as well as ample opportunities for those looking to join their team of education professionals.


At ESS, they're on a mission to make every day count for the K-12 school districts, charter networks, and most importantly the students they serve - and you can help! ESS offers a variety of substitute and permanent positions to fit your lifestyle and career goals. With locations throughout the US, you can contribute to your community in a meaningful way while working for one of America's Best Large Employers according to Forbes. At ESS, it’s no coincidence that employees are treated well and like working for them – the two go hand-in-hand! ESS offers a variety of benefits, perks, and learning opportunities that keep employees motivated, prepared, and engaged.


ESS employees make a difference every day by supporting the needs of students and helping them reach their maximum potential. They provide employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development. You only need a high school diploma to be a substitute teacher or paraprofessional. Partner school districts receive customized solutions, hands-on management, technology, program analytics, and reporting. Here in Emanuel County, ESS has over 100 employees.


A partnership with ESS makes the business members of our community – and they strongly believe in being active and supportive in every community they serve. From community outreach to charity and fundraising, giving back is a mainstay of their corporate philosophy. ESS has taken part in the Emanuel County Christmas Parade and donated as well as participated in the 75th Pine Tree Festival. Being a member of the Chamber allows them to be more aware of the county’s needs and what they can do to help. It allows them an opportunity to work with a wide array of people throughout the community and make lasting friendships along the way.



800 Kings Hwy North, Suite 405

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Phone Number: (912) 921-9078




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