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  • Substitute TeacherOctober 15, 2012

    Substitute Teacher

    Essential Function:   Responsible for essentially the same duties as the permanent classroom teacher in his/her absence.  Assumes instructional leadership of the classroom, including coordination with and supervision of classroom assistants.


    • Develop thoughtful, age-appropriate IEP goals that meet the quality guidelines of the school and the district(s).
    • Plan and implement a therapeutic-educational program within the guidelines of the  school curriculum for students assigned to his/her care and establish a warm, and nurturing relationship with students.
    • Maintain timely and accurate reports and documentation of progress for each student, as required by the school, state, and referral districts.
    • Study and apply the educational approach used by Esperanza School; utilize therapeutic educational methods and materials and plan for their appropriate use.
    • Determine supplies and equipment needs for the class and advise appropriate administrator in advance of purchases.
    • Meet with the school nurse to monitor students’ health and/or medical requirements.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings, Open House and, minimally, one parent meeting per year.
    • Comply with teachers’ certification requirements and gain additional educational expertise through attendance at classes, conferences and training sessions held both at school and off-site.
    • Keep well-informed about changing trends in field and recommend policies and procedures to increase effectiveness of program
    • Accompany students on field trips and community outings.
    • Hold regular parent-teacher conferences and additional ones as needed in order to inform parents of educational program and student progress.
    • Provide training and duties for teacher assistant(s) and supervise and evaluate assistant’s performance on a regular basis.
    • Supervise the preparation of bulletin boards, displays and exhibits to enhance the aesthetic qualities of the classroom and school areas.
    • Ensure adherence to students’ Behavior Intervention Plans and attend interdisciplinary meetings as requested to revise these plans
    • Other duties as assigned

     Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree with Illinois Type 39 Substitute Teaching certificate

    Preferred:  Pre-K-21 Initial or Standard Special Education teaching certificate

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