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Substitute Teacher

Position Title:                          Substitute Teacher

Location:                               Kansas City, Kansas

Entity Name:                          V. Lindsay SDA School

Department:                           School

Employment Type:                   Nonexempt

Wage Scale:                         Community Wage Rates

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. This position includes a tax-sheltered annuity program and our employer discount benefits that are made available to our part-time employees through direct pay.

>> Lead Teacher /  Grades 5-8

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model the Fruits of the Spirit to help lead students to Christ and spiritual growth.

  • Promote the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy, ensuring that all subject matters is taught form a Seventh-day Adventist perspective based on curriculum guidelines and requirements of the North American Division, Mid America Union, and the Central States Conference.

  • Follow lesson plans provided by the regular teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students.

  • Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and maintain a positive learning environment.

  • Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student.

  • Provide in-class and at-home assignments based on the available lesson plan.

  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans.

  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students,

  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment.

  • For long-term substitutes: develop lesson plans and assignments consistent with the regular teacher’s past lesson plans and attend parent-teacher conferences, if needed.

  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.

  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.

  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

 

Performance Factors

All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning. Some of those Goals/Targets will include:

  • Attendance and punctuality: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

  • Communicates effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.

  • Wearing the armor of the Fruits of the Spirit, the employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.

  • The employee commits to being a life-long learner and sets measurable goals (short- and long-term) for both personal and professional development/growth.

 

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Be a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  • Completion of at least 60 hours of college credit, preferably in education

  • Complete a successful background check.

  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lead and instruct students of all ages.

  • General knowledge of several subjects.

  • Ability to adapt plans to specific classrooms.

  • Flexibility and critical thinking skills

  • Patience

  • A willingness to share their Christian testimony and instruct others in the Seventh-day Adventist faith.

  • Technology and Equipment

  • Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

  • Comfortable using the Internet to conduct research and send/receive email.

 

Typical Physical Demands

Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation as well as working with multi-age students. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Must be able to read, speak, and hear. Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, walk, bend, kneel, reach and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Depending on the location of the school, the employee may be required to use stairs.

 

A substitute teacher works out of a well-lighted and ventilated room. The position is a part time, hourly position with a budgeted expectation of no more than 25 hours per week. This position is eligible for overtime when more than 40 hours in a single week. There is no averaging of hours of two or more weeks. The workweek is defined as Sunday through Saturday. All overtime hours must be pre-approved by the direct supervisor.

 

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.

 

Working Conditions

Essential responsibilities are performed while sitting, standing or kneeling. This position is highly demanding and requires great flexibility and responsiveness. Schools are typically well lighted and ventilated. Noise volumes may vary as children are known to cry, babble, talk, scream, sing, yell, etc., and cause/make sounds, sometimes excessively, during their normal play and daily activities.

 

All employees are expected to uphold the values of the Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Employees are missionaries, demonstrating a desire and a commitment to sharing the love of Christ.

Please Note: The statements found in this job description are meant to describe the overall general nature and level of the work performed by an employee functioning in this position. The tasks, duties, responsibilities, functions, skills, talents, etc. outlined in the description is not an exhaustive list and should not be construed as such. The local school board and/or Central States Conference Administration reserves the right to modify this job description as/when needed in order to fulfill the mission of the Conference.

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