Job ID: 207086365
CERTIFICATED SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Substitute Teacher
Reports to: Principal or Assistant Principal
This is a standard position description to be used for certificated substitute teaching positions with similar duties, responsibilities, classification and compensation. Substitute teachers assigned to the position description may or may not be assigned all of the duties identified herein. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Part I: Position Summary:
The employee is primarily responsible for effective teaching and learning of the assigned subject(s) following district approved curriculum, instruction and assessment practices. Primary responsibility shall include student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student’s readiness to learn including needed guidance, discipline, and welfare. Employee may teach in a variety of elementary and/or secondary educational, individual or team teaching, settings.
Part II: Supervision and Controls over the Work:
The employee works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under the general supervision of a designated school administrator. The employee’s work is governed, controlled, and evaluated by acceptable professional practice, school and district policies and regulations, provisions of Washington Administrative Code and Revised Code of Washington, direction of the supervisor, and performance standards and expectations as set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
Part III: Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1. The substitute teacher plans for student success based on assessed needs of individual students and the use of data and information to determine each student’s current knowledge and skill level, set student learning goals, and assess student progress. The assessment of student needs includes the use of district approved assessment tools and strategies in addition to the substitute teachers own professional practice. As part of the planning process for inclusion students with special needs, the substitute teacher may assist in identifying and complies with teaching and learning and student accommodation requirements under Individual Education Plans (IEP) and 504 accommodation requirements.
2. The substitute teacher works collaboratively in a professional learning community with other teachers, support staff, and others as appropriate, in addressing the needs of students, developing effective teaching and learning practices, and developing and implementing best practices.
3. The substitute teacher will regularly conduct planning for lessons using commonly accepted professional practice (content, goals, assessment, re-teaching, etc.) and consistent with school/district approved curriculum and instructional practice. The substitute teacher uses research-based instructional strategies in planning lessons to make the teaching and learning more relevant to students (e.g., contextual learning opportunities).
4. The substitute teacher maintains and provides reasonable and meaningful student grading and evaluation consistent with school and district policy and regularly and effectively communicates such information to students and parents. Reporting may include regular posting to and maintenance of electronic grade systems with parent and student access.
5. The substitute teacher integrates district approved and/or required technology into planning, learning, progress reporting, and required record-keeping activities.
6. The substitute teacher creates, communicates, and maintains classroom management practices that effectively engage students in the learning process. Acceptable student behavior and related discipline procedures are well understood by students and consistently enforced to maintain a positive learning environment.
7. The substitute teacher will actively participate in faculty and grade level or department meetings, assist building efforts to plan, budget, implement, and evaluate the school’s program and to do related work as required. In carrying out these responsibilities, the substitute teacher will follow school policy and procedures, standard practices, and approved curriculum, and will actively and positively support the school vision.
8. The substitute teacher is constantly observant of the needs and challenges of students and promptly engages an administrator or appropriate educational staff associates when the substitute teacher suspects or reasonably believes that a student is at risk or in danger due to such issues as bullying, sexual harassment/misconduct, depression or suicide ideation, or academic failure. The substitute teacher serves as a positive role model for students and practices the behaviors that are expected of students.
9. The substitute teacher assists in the supervision of students at school activities and events. The substitute teacher remains vigilant of students throughout the school day and the school location, taking the initiative to engage students when students are acting inappropriately or in inappropriate locations for the time of day.
10. The substitute teacher will establish a professional growth plan and annually review the plan and progress with the administrator.
11. The substitute teacher will perform such other duties and responsibilities as are assigned.
Part IV: Minimum Qualifications:
Part V: Desired Qualifications:
Part VI: Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, move about, hear and speak, and be visually observant of classroom behavior and learning activities.
The employee must regularly lift and carry items weighting up to 25 pounds or more and occasionally lift, restrain, or move up to 100 pounds – most typically when required to intervene in student safety issues.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, or consistent with the subject being taught, but can be abnormally loud on occasion.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, temperature fluctuations, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals commonly used in instruction and/or cleaning. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their duties. The employee may be exposed to infectious disease as carried by students.
The employee may be required to travel on school owned or leased vehicles while supervising and assisting students.
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