Job Title: Substitute Teacher
Reports to: Building Principal
Work Schedule: Will be determined by the job(s) the substitute teacher is willing to fill, current openings are available at every location
Salary: Substitute Teachers are paid $117.30 per full day, 7.5 hours is considered a full day
Under the direction and supervision of the principal or designee, this teaching position will substitute for regular district teachers by planning instruction, teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing students in grade/subject assigned. This teaching position will promote a high quality education program that reflects the Common Core State Standards.
Essential Job Functions:
This list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Depending upon individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:
Follow lesson plans provided by the regular teacher.
Incorporate the Common Core State Standards within the grade/subject content area.
Implement adopted education programs and provide for individual learning needs of students.
Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
Teach using various methodologies, including lectures, demonstrations, and discussions.
Utilize an inquiry-based hands-on approach in your classroom.
Teach effective communication skills.
Be responsible for constructive classroom management and environment.
Create positive educational climate for students to learn.
Provide social and academic guidance for students under his/her direction.
Counsel, confer, and communicate with school district personnel regarding student progress.
Observe and evaluate students’ performance.
Maintain appropriate student records.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.
Maintain and promote own personal professional growth through appropriate coursework, workshops, reading of professional materials, etc.
Assist in upholding and enforcing school district rules, administrative regulations, and board policies.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Requires the use of multiple communication systems, such as electronic mail and computers.
Inspect school or district facilities for the purpose of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive and clean condition, and/or identifying necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
The employee shall maintain a consistent presence at the assigned work site(s) and work the regular work hours specified by the contract.
Professionally interact with colleagues, members of the public, and students.
Comply with all district policies and all applicable laws.
Perform special assignments and other duties as assigned or required by the supervisor.
Knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling, and usage in both oral and written communication.
Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written communication.
Working knowledge of district-adopted software, including Microsoft Office.
Ability to handle confidential matters and information in a professional manner.
Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with district staff to enhance the completion of assigned tasks.
Ability and willingness to upgrade skills to maintain the highest level of efficiency and high quality work.
Demonstrates classroom management procedures that provide for large and small groups, and individuals, and provides an environment conducive to learning.
Demonstrates personal characteristics of flexibility, high-stress tolerance, reliability, punctuality, dependability, and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to maintain high standards of professionalism and diplomacy in dealing with the public and district staff.
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
Ability to work independently within the parameters of the job, without the need for constant supervision.
Ability to organize, set priorities, meet deadlines, make sound decisions, attention to detail, and follow through on a variety of assigned tasks.
Flexible in learning new concepts, cooperates with others, and adapts to a variety of assignments and conditions.
Enthusiastic and displays an overall optimism and motivation toward teaching and student learning.
Gains the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through modeling appropriate demeanor, behavior, and attire.
Sets and attains high level of expectations with a commitment to using available resources in a way that accomplishment occurs.
Relates positively to youth and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrates the ability to learn new ideas and skills and for solving problems.
Aware of current educational developments and applications and works collaboratively with others.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, colleagues, parents, and administrators in a confidential manner.
Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping activities.
Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the instructional/learning process and effective teaching strategies.
Willingness and commitment to participate in professional collaboration and student supervision.
Demonstrated interest, commitment, and ability to work with students, staff, and community at the K-12 level.
Demonstrated positive interactions with students at the K-12 level.
Demonstrated experience in working effectively with a wide range of students abilities, both academically and socially.
Valid Washington State teaching certificate, no later than the first day of substitute teaching, with appropriate endorsements as required by law and regulations.
Successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance.
Valid Washington State driver’s license or evidence of mobility.
Proof of Immunization (if born 1/1/57 or later).
I-9 Employment Eligibility in compliance with the Immigrations Reform and Control Act.
Completion of all district-required trainings within thirty (30) calendar days from hire date.
The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is required to deal with distraught and/or angry persons and may be exposed to infectious diseases carried by children. The noise level in the work environment is acceptable to this particular environment and can vary depending upon daily activity but will remain within acceptable ranges.
The process shall include an evaluation of the employee’s performance of the above essential job functions and desired skills.
Job description developed: April 2015 mmr
Job description revised: November 2019 bmr
East Valley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Compliance Coordinator: Thomas Gresch, 3830 N Sullivan Rd Bldg. 1, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, Phone: (509) 924-1830 firstname.lastname@example.org. ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator: Jane Stencel, 3830 N Sullivan Rd. Bldg. 1, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, Phone: (509) 924-1830 email@example.com. Section 504 Coordinator: Maureen Lyden, 3830 N Sullivan Rd Bldg. 1, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, Phone: (509) 924-1830, firstname.lastname@example.org.