Substitute Teacher - Stamford Public Schools
Position: Substitute Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Substitute Teacher
Job Location: Stamford Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Stamford Public Schools
Stamford, CT 06904
Telephone: 203-977-5903
Job Description:

General Statement:
The substitute teacher replaces the regular teacher on either a daily or long term basis, and is therefore responsible for the continuation of all learning activities in the classroom. As such, they are expect to understand human growth and development and be knowledgeable about what is to be taught and demonstrate facility in the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics, or whatever subject area they are assigned. They are expected to effectively communicate with students and establish a positive climate in the classroom in the absence of the regular classroom teacher, and maintain classroom discipline. They are also expected to communicate with the classroom teacher they are replacing, informing them of their progress in the assigned lessons and other issues that occurred in the classroom in the teacher's absence.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates facility in the skills of reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the subject to be taught.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development as it relates to the teaching-learning process.
  • Effectively implements instructional plans left by the classroom teacher or building administrators and uses appropriate instructional techniques.
  • Effectively communicates with students.
  • Helps students develop positive self-concepts.
  • Establishes a positive learning environment.
  • Demonstrates effective classroom management techniques.
  • Communicates with the teacher they have replaced and the building administrator, to ensure that a seamless flow occurs in the learning of the student.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. 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 regularly required to sit for extended periods of time to view & operate computer equipment, and to stand for extended periods of time to assist student(s) and/or staff.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop and kneel.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • All substitute teachers are required to have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college. A valid Connecticut teacher certificate in the subject area is required for long term assignments.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching the subject area(s) and management of the classroom to ensure that learning occurs in the absence of the regular staff members.
  • Ability to be flexible in work assignments, and handle a broad number of
  • Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and educational assistants.
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written).


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