Substitute Certificated Teacher

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Woodland Public Schools - Certificated Substitute

We appreciate your interest in employment with Woodland Public Schools. All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.
All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.
Position Title: Certificated Substitute
Posting #:  2659
Location: Woodland School District
Days/Hrs: 6.25 hrs. with unpaid prep.  If asked to work their prep, it is paid at an hourly rate of $20.71/hour if full day and $24.29/hour if half day job.
Pay Schedule: The current rate of pay for certified substitutes is $145 per day or $85 for a half day. Certificated subs who complete 25 full work days (two half days equal one full day) during a semester will receive an increased rate of $160 per day in the next semester.

Job Summary: To assist the superintendent toward the accomplishment of the mission of the Woodland Public Schools to assure that within a nurturing and stimulating environment each of our diverse students and graduates achieve literacy and appropriate core competencies and becomes a responsible and compassionate citizen.Certificated Substitutes are on-call, as needed to fill in for teachers who are absent for various reasons. Work is performed underthe direction of the building administrator.

Duties and Responsibilities: Utilize teacher plans that teachers provide

Substitutes are required to complete the following SafeSchool trainings*:

  1. What Every Employee Must Be Told 
  2. Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  3. Human Trafficking
  4. Homelessness
  5. Life-Threatening Allergies
  6. Diabetes Awareness
  7. Asthma Awareness
  8. Blood Pathogen Exposure Prevention
  9. Woodland Handbook
  10. HIV/AIDS Awareness
  11. Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting
  12. Bullying: Recognition and Response
  13. General Ethics in the Workplace

* If these trainings have already been completed for another school district, completion certificates dated after August 1, 2018 will be accepted.

  • Possess a current Washington State teaching certificate
  • Demonstrate the ability in classroom management
  • Demonstrate successful recent experience working with students
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively
  • Successful experience working with youth
  • Successful experience working with diverse populations
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of teaching techniques which are used to maximize student learning
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment in a program focused on improving student learning
  • Ability to work in a semi-open or self-contained classroom
  • Ability to work with an educational team including directing the work of paraeducators

Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize teacher plans that teachers provide
  • Be able to accept positions with little notice
  • Be willing to work at any building and within any grade level, content, or program depending on need
  • Teaches assigned content with a high degree of skill which may include an assignment to a combination grade-level classroom
  • Delivers instruction using the prescribed curriculum and provides for individual differences
  • Integrates technology into learning
  • Works as an enthusiastic part of a learning-centered environment believing that each student can learn
  • Maintains effective, positive classroom management
  • Provides a safe environment and handles discipline in a positive manner
  • Works and plans cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times
  • Serves as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.   Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.   
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online

Position Opens:

If you are hired for this position, you will be required to pay for a background check, unless you have completed the background check in the past two years, and it is on file with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). 

Posted By

Woodland School District 404

800 Third Street, Woodland, WA 98674
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,896

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.76

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 284