Substitute Teacher Job Description

Substitute Teacher Job Description

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Substitute teacher provides direct instruction using applied behavior analysis to a classroom of 6-7 students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including the use of varied educational strategies and motivational systems based in applied behavior analysis.

Substitute Teacher Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains records including testing, daily attendance and general record keeping
Evaluates and maintains academic progress
Applications are processed in the order received, this may take 2-3 weeks to complete
Reviews job status dates, times, cancelations, number of days of the assignment on the SubFinder System regularly in order to ensure the substitute’s awareness of all job requirements any changes made to the assignment
The substitute is responsible for the full schedule of the regular teacher
The substitute is expected to implement the lesson plans for the class to which they are assigned, correct classroom assignments, and homework received, as time permits
Maintain normal classroom routines and discipline procedures
Leave adequate notes regarding what was accomplished in class, a description of problems that may have occurred and resolutions to said problems, a lesson plan for the next day if applicable and any other information that may be required by an administrator
Conducts parent semester meetings with co-Master Teacher and Professional Interns
Keeps classroom clean and organized and monitors sanitation schedule

Substitute Teacher Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Substitute Teacher

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PA, SD

Education for Substitute Teacher

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the substitute teacher job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teaching, Department of Education, Associates, English, Communication, Special Education, Early Childhood

Skills for Substitute Teacher

Desired skills for substitute teacher include:

Ability to implement classroom management strategies
Lesson plan development and implementation
Content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking
State content standards and ability to align those with the K12 curriculum
Human behavior to understand the learning style of the individual students
Cooperative learning
Integrated curriculum
Literature-based reading
Math problem-solving and use of math manipulatives
Follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks

Desired experience for substitute teacher includes:

Must be willing/able to travel to multiple locations
DCF 45 hours training
Two (2) years of relevant teaching experience preferred
Valid teaching certificate from the state Department of Education or comparable authority required
A minimum of twenty semester hours (thirty quarter hours) of college courses in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Special Education
A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential

Substitute Teacher Examples

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Substitute Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of substitute teacher. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for substitute teacher
  • Be willing to collaborate with teachers in order to provide quality care for children & families, establish a quality program
  • Assists with transition, IEPs and
  • Conducts standardized tests
  • Report to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials
  • Follow sign in/sign out procedures as prescribed by the District/School principal
  • Assume duties of the regular District/School classroom teacher promptly and in accordance with school rules
  • May supervise students in out-of-class settings (e.g., assemblies, lunchroom) as directed and supervised by District/School
  • Instruct students regarding a variety of classroom topics/courses of instruction, as determined by the School/District lesson plan
  • Assign reasonable tasks and homework to students in accordance with the School/District lesson plans
  • Maintain and/or assist in maintaining classroom control that fosters a safe, positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with Kelly Services, District/School, state, and all applicable laws and regulations
Qualifications for substitute teacher
  • Ability to modify instruction to meet student needs, ability to cooperate with the school faculty and administration in the development and implementation of an articulated program of instruction, ability to work effectively with pupils, parents and guardians, staff members, and community representatives in providing an appropriate educational program
  • Applicants who have not been cleared by both the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through the Teacher Certification Office are required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check
  • Must be able to work 5 assignments per month
  • Minimum of 60 college credit hours
  • Must have/obtain Missouri Teacher Certification or Missouri Substitute Certificate
  • Valid teacher certification in Ohio
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Substitute Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of substitute teacher. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for substitute teacher
  • Supervise 1-5 full/part-time student/temporary staff while managing & interacting with children
  • Plan & facilitate a developmentally appropriate curriculum guided by the Reggio Emilia Approach or Montessori which promotes physical, social & cognitive development
  • Be a team oriented leader who works and collaborates with co-teachers and assistant teachers in order to provide quality care for children & families, establish a quality program
  • Maintain proper paperwork for families, children & staff accurately & in a timely manner
  • Represent the quality of programs offered at UM-Flint or Cummings Great Expectations by providing tours, enrollment information, & community outreach opportunities
  • Participate in research & training activities by continuing education in areas of development, curriculum & classroom methods
  • Organize & supervise field trips or outside of classroom experiences
  • Promote a welcoming & nurturing classroom & program environment for children, families, students, faculty & other campus or community members
  • Administer first aid and medication within policy guidelines
  • Build community partnerships & make community outreach efforts in order to strengthen programming, marketing & referral services for families
Qualifications for substitute teacher
  • Valid teacher certification in Minnesota
  • Valid teacher certification in Kansas
  • Valid Science teacher certification in Iowa
  • Valid teacher certification in Colorado
  • Valid teacher certification in Arizona
  • Valid teacher certification in New Mexico
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Substitute Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a substitute teacher. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for substitute teacher
  • Supervising daily lesson plans
  • Maintaining classroom order
  • Ensuring student well-being
  • Abiding by school policies and procedures
  • Under the general direction of the Director of Special Education, provides teaching instruction per the instructional plans by the regular classroom teacher
  • Teaches core subjects (e.g., reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies) at the Behavioral Health School
  • Demonstrates concern and respect for individual students
  • Interacts with various professionals and family members regarding individual student progress
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to provide instructional plans in the classroom
  • Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing
Qualifications for substitute teacher
  • Valid Elementary teacher certification in Ohio that remains active throughout employment
  • Valid teacher certification in Texas that remains active throughout employment
  • Existing TX fingerprinting or willing to complete fingerprinting required
  • Valid Math teacher certification in Michigan
  • Valid teacher certification in Pennsylvania that remains active throughout employment
  • Existing PA fingerprinting or willing to complete fingerprinting required
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Substitute Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a substitute teacher. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for substitute teacher
  • Ability to be a role model in carrying out the Boys Town Mission
  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served
  • Reports to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials
  • Maintains a neat and orderly classroom
  • Insures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom
  • May perform duties usually required of absent teacher such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring
  • Performs other related duties as directed by principal
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Also seeking one Full-time coverage teacher (as a salary position) to work daily in a variety of grade levels and subject areas
  • All coverage teachers must be willing to work at all grade levels and subject areas
Qualifications for substitute teacher
  • Valid Special Education teacher certification in Pennsylvania that remains active throughout employment
  • Valid Secondary Science teacher certification in Colorado that remains active throughout employment
  • Valid Secondary English teacher certification in Texas that remains active throughout employment
  • Valid Secondary Science teacher certification in Oregon that remains active throughout employment
  • Existing Oregon fingerprinting or willing to complete fingerprinting required
  • Valid Secondary English teacher certification in Oregon that remains active throughout employment
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Substitute Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a substitute teacher. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for substitute teacher
  • Uphold and support all school policies and procedures
  • On which classroom they are subbing in on a given day (preschool
  • Or after-school)
  • Assists Teachers to ensure the safety and welfare of infants and children
  • Ensures a clean, orderly, and healthy environment for children
  • Report to the school office at the beginning of the school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials
  • Carry out a lesson plan
  • Perform other related duties as directed by principal
  • Perform duties usually required of absent teacher
  • Must be willing to use Codman Academy’s expeditionary teaching methods and enforce Codman Academy’s Habits of Scholarship
Qualifications for substitute teacher
  • Valid Secondary Science teacher certification in Ohio that remains active throughout employment
  • Valid teacher certification in Wyoming
  • Valid teacher certification in Special Ed in Minnesota
  • Experience working in a licensed childcare facility(preferred, but not required!)
  • 1 year of experience working in a licensed childcare facility (preferred)
  • Coursework or a degree in education or child development or related field, or a CDA

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