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Substitute Teacher

Department: Contracted/Part-Time
Dept./Subject: Elementary (all content areas)
Role Type: Part Time
Grade: 1 2 3 K
Reports To: Director of Teaching & Learning
School Year: 2021-22 School Year
Start Date: Revolving/Ongoing

Position Overview

Substitute Teachers help scholars to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.

Note: There may be a need for long-term substitutes. We will notify candidates during the hiring process if a long-term need exists.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews the plans and schedule to be followed during the teaching day with the school leader or designated teacher
  • Teaches the lessons prepared by the absent teacher
  • Reports in writing, on the form provided, the day’s activities at conclusion of each day and provides other feedback as requested by the school leader
  • Follows all district policies, rules, and procedures to which regular teachers are subject and which good teaching practice dictates
  • Consults, as appropriate, with the school leader before initiating any lesson or other procedure not specified in the teacher’s plans
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
  • Work collaboratively with the school team
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Develop positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
  • Model and uphold the school’s values, scholar management policies and culture
  • Maintains as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and classrooms to which he/she is assigned
  • Assumes responsibility for overseeing scholar behavior in class and at other times during the school day as requested
  • Maintains appropriate student behavior at all times throughout the school day for assigned students
  • Maintains good relations with the faculty and staff of the district
  • Treats information about students and staff with the utmost confidence
Family Engagement and Empowerment
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines and positive rapport with all families

Additional Requirements:

  • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations

Employment Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (required)
  • Must obtain Alabama State Department of Education Substitute License (required)
  • At least two years of substitute teaching or teaching experience (required)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, curriculum content, and classroom management
  • Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community
  • Experience collaborating with team members and providing constructive and instructive feedback
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
  • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
  • Effectively collaborate with others
  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
  • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
  • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
  • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
  • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
  • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
  • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

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