Substitute Teachers

Job Description: Substitute Teacher

Summary: Performs regular teachers class plan while the teacher is out.

Reports To:  Building Principal

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises classroom and students.

Education And/or Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirement - High School Diploma

Essential Duties And Responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reports to the Building Principal (school secretary) upon arrival at the school building.

  • Assumes the responsibilities for instructing classes when a teacher is absent.

  • Teaches the outlined lessons as prepared by the absent teacher.

  • Assumes all other responsibilities for that teacher during the time the teacher is absent.

  • Prepares lesson plans with assistance, as directed by an administrator, when lesson plans are not available in the classroom.

  • Maintains appropriate records including checking test papers, recording grades, student assignments for homework, projects and the necessary clerical work required to maintain student records for a teacher who is absent.

  • Provides assistance for students who need special help on those days when a teacher is absent.

  • Provides for individualized and small group assistance for students as indicated by lesson plans. Assumes responsibility for overseeing pupil behavior in class and during lunch and recess periods.

  • Reports in writing, on the form provided by the school secretary, on the day's activities at the conclusion of each teaching day.

Skills And Abilities:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, students, parents, and the general public.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students. 

  • Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and parents.  Ability to perform duties in accordance with Board of Education policies.

Physical Demands And Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand and talk or hear. Frequently the employee will walk while performing the duties of this job.  Occasionally the employee will sit.  Frequently the employee will stop or kneel and repeat the same hand, arm or finger motion many times.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to work with the public and other staff.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to quiet.

Salary And Benefits:                        

  1. According to existing salary schedule and policy as set by the Board of Trustees for this position.

Policy 5200 - Substitute Teachers

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, the physical demands and work environment described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

An Equal Opportunity Employer