Title: Substitute Teacher
Location: CICS Irving Park- 3820 N Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Reports To: Principal
Salary Range: $42,029
Career Level: Substitute Teacher
Employee Type: Full Time
Start Date: August 2023
Apply: Distinctive Schools creates diverse, joyful, welcoming communities rooted in social justice and rigorous learning. We support all learners to be engaged, curious, and to achieve their full potential. Our students become confident advocates, creative problem-solvers, and collaborative leaders.
Substitute Teacher is responsible for the delivery of specified course content in the absence of the classroom teacher. Responsible for providing a safe educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth. Substitute Teacher workday corresponds with the teacher’s workday.
Teach scheduled classes
Implement lesson plans, routines, and expectations set forth by the classroom teacher
Develop and maintain a positive learning environment
Implement effective management procedures and routines
Maintain the confidentiality of student Information, grades, and school personnel
Take precautions to ensure staff/student safety. Does not leave students unsupervised
Consult with the grade level/content team to resolve questions and/or concerns
Follow all campus procedures and schedules
Promote the proper use and care of materials, tools, and school property
Supervises non-classroom duties when assigned
Provide impromptu lesson plan or activity that is developmentally appropriate as needed
Assist students with their coursework towards mastery
Assume all duties and responsibilities of the absent teacher
Adapt instructional approach to meet the unique individual needs of the students
Provide detailed notes and summary on work completed
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, families, and community members
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly
For Long Term Assignments: durations of two plus weeks
In addition to the instructional and communication responsibilities above, long term assigned will also require the following:
Added Instructional Strategies
Develop lesson plans for length of assignment. (Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.)
Grade student work, provide feedback, enter grades in online gradebook/reporting system, and provide summative course grade in partnership with certified staff member
Conduct family conferences as requested
Culture: Be a positive role model for students, support the mission of the school district
Classroom Management and Organization
Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
Perform teaching related duties of the assigned school including covering another class during an absent teacher’s planning period, lunchroom duty, hall duty, bus duty and /or playground duty. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Provide a safe learning environment and deploy proper classroom management strategies
Job Requirements (minimum)
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Substitute Teaching License
Familiar with cloud based software solutions (Google Suite)
Ability to learn digital tools and programs as needed for the position
Physical demands: Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 50% walking, and 40% standing.
**HR to select the necessary benefits based on position**
Applicable for PT & Agency
Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do.
We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students.
We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way.
We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city.
Applicable for FT Direct Hires ONLY
25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)
12 weeks family paid leave
Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Fully match up to 3%
50% match up to 5%
Professional development including tuition reimbursement
Gym and wellness discounts
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EEO: Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.
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