Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: Substitute Teacher
REPORTS TO: Building Principal 
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): N/A
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: Substitute educators perform a vital function in the maintenance and continuity of daily education. At Lockwood School District substitutes are the educational bridges when regular classroom educators are absent. Substitute educators take over lessons with short notice and ensure that quality education is maintained in our classrooms. The substitute ensures that time is productive and furthers the student's learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIIES:

  1. Instructs classes in the absence of the regular teacher.

  2. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities for a teacher during the time the teacher is absent.

  3. Prepares lesson plans if instructed to do so by the building principal.

  4. Maintains order in the classroom.

  5. Maintains records, including but not limited to recording student grades, student assignments, projects and other clerical work as instructed by the absent teacher.

  6. Supervises students and aides.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Valid Montana teacher certificate with proper endorsement or eligibility for certification.
  2. Ability to follow both oral and written directions and instructions
  3. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents and staff.
  4. Ability to handle stressful situations.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.
  6. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibility.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands 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.

Employees in this position must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time; enter data into a computer terminal, operate standard office equipment, and use a telephone; see and read printed matter with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels; speak so that others may understand at normal levels; stand, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds to waist height.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees in this position will be required to work indoors and outdoors in a school environment and come in direct contact with students, Lockwood School District staff, and the public. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
6/2006
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