Substitute Teacher (9th-12th Grade)

Job | Posted a year ago


LEAD Charter School

Job Description: Substitute Teacher

The substitute teacher at LEAD Charter School is responsible for maintaining the classroom structure and education programs in the short or long-term absence of a full-time teacher. The substitute teacher also maintains the implementation of the OYN school model in the assigned subject and support implementation across the school, raising student achievement in preparation for success in postsecondary education, career, and community leadership. The substitute teacher reports directly to the Head of School.


Qualifications and Certification

?      Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience

?      New Jersey teacher certification or certification eligibility or substitute teacher license

?      Urban school-based work experience preferred or demonstrated commitment to closing the achievement gap

?      Strong working knowledge of office equipment and computer programs such as Microsoft Office

?      Success developing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders

?      Firm commitment to and belief in LEAD Charter School’s mission

?      Excellent verbal and written communication

?      Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and prioritize strategically

?      Openness to feedback and willingness to take personal responsibility


Performance Responsibilities:

General Assignment

1.     Implement existing lesson plans in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate

2.     Instruct students regarding a variety of classroom topics and courses of instruction

3.     Follow lesson plans as required by LEAD charter school and its policies

4.     Assign reasonable tasks and homework to students in accordance with the lesson plans

5.     Address the various learning styles of students accordingly

6.     Model correct use of spoken and written English language

7.     Demonstrate professional practices in teaching


Long Term Assignment Responsibilities

1.     Plans, in accordance with established procedures both a program of study and lessons which are consistent with the approved course of study and which meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.

2.     Implements by instruction and action the School’s philosophy and the State and School’s instructional goals.

3.     Ensures satisfactory pupil progress and growth toward stated objectives of instruction.

4.     Employs instructional method and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives including positive attitudes toward learning.

5.     Develops effective procedures for the management of the classroom and following school routines.

6.     Establishes and maintains appropriate student behavior in the classroom, school building and school grounds and exercises due care for the health, safety and well-being of the students in accordance with the philosophy and rules of the school.

7.     Assesses pupils in accordance with School testing policy and program, interprets the results and utilizes the information obtained for planning instruction, for reporting student progress, and for improving curriculum.

8.     Assists in curriculum development and in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

9.     Works toward professional growth and meets the role model standards of a professional educator.

10.  Maintains cordial and workable professional and social relationships with other members of the professional and non-professional staff and with students, parents and community members.

11.  Displays respect towards the rights and feelings of students, thereby encouraging students to develop attitudes of respect for the rights, feelings, opinions and property of others.

12.  Confers with students and parents to foster a constructive student-teacher and parent-teacher relationship.

13.  Accurately maintains appropriate student records and submits required reports within designated time limits.

14.  Effectively contributes in a reasonable manner to the overall after school functions and student activities.

15.  Gives proper attention to the care and protection of school property and uses material economically.

16.  Adheres to and promotes the philosophy and objectives of the school, the administrative staff and the Board of Education and interprets the policies and program of the school in a positive and constructive manner.

17.  Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the administrative staff in accordance with the contractual agreement or policies of the Board of Trustees.



Part-time employee. Daily rate to be recommended by the school and approved by board.


Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the board's policy on evaluation.

Posted By

LEAD Charter School

201 Bergen Street , Newark, NJ 07103

At the following locations

LEAD Charter School

201 Bergen Street , Newark, NJ 07103

Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $19,422

% ELL Students

State Average: 5%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.25

% IEP Students

State Average: 16%


State Average: 345