Elementary Substitute Teacher

Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Substitute Teacher


Job Description
Elementary School Substitute Teacher

GRADE:         #                                                                          FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
Basic Job Description:
Fill in for teacher absenses and teach pupils at the elementary level basic academic, social, and other formative skills in keeping with the school’s Catholic character and Gospel values.

Reports to:     Principal

Knowledge, Experience, Education Required for: "Elementary School Substitute Teacher"
1) Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

2) Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

3) Follow teacher instructions or lesson plan

4) Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

5) Conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

6) Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

7) Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.

8) Assign class work and homework.

9) Read books to entire classes or small groups

10) Administer tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.

11) Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

12) Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.

13) Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

16) Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

17) Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.

18) Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.

19) Lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.

20) Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence for Act 48

21) Supervise class projects, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.

22) Administer standardized ability and achievement tests

23) Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

24) Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

25) Prepare and supervise students for Mass as well as other sacramental preparation.

Job Activities for: "Elementary School Substitite Teacher"

1) Training and Teaching Others -- Implementing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

2) Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

3) Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

4) Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

5) Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

6) Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

7) Coaching and Developing Others -- Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

8) Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

9) Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

10) Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

11) Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

12) Assisting and Caring for Others -- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

13) Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others -- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

14) Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

15) Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

16) Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

17) Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

18) Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

19) Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

20) Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

21) Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to enter data or process information.

22) Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

23) Performing Administrative Activities -- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

Skills Needed for: "Elementary School Substitute Teacher"

1) Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something.

2) Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.

3) Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

4) Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

5) Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

6) Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

7) Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.

8) Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

9) Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

10) Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

11) Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

12) Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people.

13) Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.

14) Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

15) Persuasion -- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

16) Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

17) Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

18) Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

19) Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

20) Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.


Abilities Needed for: "Elementary School Substitute Teacher"

1) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

2) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

3) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

4) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

5) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

6) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

7) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

8) Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

9) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

10) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

11) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

12) Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

13) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

14) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

15) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

16) Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
Must be able to perform all the technological requirements of classroom managements
Must be able to hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels and in an outdoor environment
Must be able to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in both a normal classroom environment and in an outdoors setting.
Must have the physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds
Must be able to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required)
Must be 21 years old or older.
Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field. Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student, staff, parents and the community.
Must be in compliance with PA State clearance requirements. A State teaching certification is preferred, but not required.
Must be a Catholic in good standing if teaching religion.
January 2016

Posted By

Diocese of Harrisburg

4800 Union Deposit Road , Harrisburg, PA 17111

At the following locations

Our Lady of the Angels School

404 Cherry Street , Columbia, PA 17512