Substitute Teacher – District Wide

Purpose of Job
To follow and implement lesson plans, provide quality instruction as well as a safe and orderly environment in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this job.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Accurately follows daily schedule established by the classroom teacher.
  • Implements a planned program of study designated by the classroom teacher.
  • Provides accurate information and instruction in regards to the content as designated by the classroom teacher.
  • Communicates clear outcomes for all lessons, class work, and projects as assigned by the classroom teacher.
  • Maintains a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Familiarizes self with and implements established rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Assigns and collects student work as instructed by the classroom teacher.
  • Communicates with the classroom teacher essential information in regards to the students and day of absence.
  • Familiarizes self with the school building, policies, procedures, and personnel.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative interactions with other school personnel.
  • Serves as a model for the district’s mission, vision and goals.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains confidentiality and compliance with student Individualized Education Programs and 504 Plans as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Maintains a standard of performance and conduct as required by state, law, local board of education and community expectations.
  • Maintains professionalism in all interactions with students, school personnel, parents, and community members.



Performance evaluation may include but is not limited to classroom observations by the Substitute Program Manager and/or school administrator or designee; Classroom teacher completion of Substitute Evaluation checklist.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of required Substitute Teacher Orientation Training



Considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the school system, and supervisory practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position. Capability to develop and implement long-term goals. Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in statutes, policy, procedures and methods as they pertain to public education. Is able to effectively communicate and interact with subordinates, supervisors, members of the general public, and other groups involved in the operation of the school system. Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear, and effective manner. Has good organizational, management, interpersonal, and technical skills. Is able to use independent judgment and discretion in supervising subordinates, including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.





Must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work. Must be able to lift and/or carry weight of twenty to forty pounds.


Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable, functional, technical, structural and compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.


Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, Includes giving assignments and/or directions to coworkers and assistants.


Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions and methods and procedures related to maintenance operations. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.


Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision.


Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.


Requires the ability to add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and utilize statistical inference.


Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape visually.


Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office and departmentally-related equipment.


Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, hand tools, office equipment, control knobs,

switches, etc. Must have the ability to use both hands for twisting or turning. Must have high level of hand and eye coordination.


Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting policies, decisions and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress.


Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words) (hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear).


Employer: CMCSS
Job Category: Government
Job Type: Part Time