The position of Long Term Elementary Substitute Teacher will foster an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:
The Bellevue School District is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces and models cultural competency as an international community.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
• Follow plans for an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at-risk or special needs youth; prepare lesson plans.
• Use necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implement established program or curriculum objectives; attend in-service training when asked to do so; continue to improve professional growth through study and experimentation; remain current in methods and techniques of instruction.
• Support (in a positive manner), existing classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provide guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; make referrals for assistance where appropriate.
• Confer with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, in an open and positive manner to provide guidance, evaluation, and encouragement of student achievement.
• Support classroom goals and objectives, in conformance with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations, and guidelines; evaluate and record student progress when asked to do so.
• Substitute teachers may be asked to collect and interpret a variety of data; provide reports for administrative purposes.
• Direct the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.
• Attend or participate in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional development.
• Reports directly to supervisor/evaluator.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
• Possess or qualify for immediate issuance of a valid Washington State teaching certificate.
• Preference will be given to candidates with an endorsement in special education.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
• Knowledge of current curriculum and instructional practices such as teacher-directed instruction, literature-based reading, math problem-solving and use of math manipulatives, cooperative learning, and integrated curriculum.
• Current knowledge of child development theory and its implications for teaching and learning.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
• Ability and skills necessary to individualize instruction.
• Commitment and ability to work with a full range of students including gifted, mainstreamed special education, English language learners, and students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
• Ability to work with computers to develop students’ technical literacy and to assist students in learning other subjects.
• Ability to work in a collaborative or team approach.
• Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, orally and in writing.
• Ability to work with students in multi-aged groups.
• Ability to use varied assessments, including performance tasks, portfolios, and student self-assessment.
• Ongoing professional development activities, such as college course work, professional associations, workshops, and in-service.
• A strong and positive attitude that each student can be taught and has the right and capacity to achieve personal academic excellence.
• Ability to perform all duties in accordance with applicable Board policies and District and legal requirements.
• Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations.
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
These are on-call positions. The number of days or hours that a substitute teacher works is dependent upon the number of contracted teachers who are absent on any given day. No specific guarantee of work is offered. The rate of pay is determined by contract between the District and BEA. Substitute teachers are not eligible for benefits.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.
Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed. The successful candidate for this position must be fingerprinted. Employment is contingent upon clearance by Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Bellevue 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 designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, 425-456-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, 425-456-4156 or email@example.com; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman 425-456-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Address for all three: 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98005.