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On-site Substitute Teacher

Company: Aspire Public Schools
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Aspire Public Schools is a national nonprofit organization that currently operates 38 high-performing, open-enrollment public charter schools serving 13,500 students in underserved communities across California and Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the highest-performing public school systems in the nation, delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12. An unrelenting focus on college preparedness led to nearly 100 percent of graduating Aspire seniors being accepted to four year colleges or universities over the last four years. Aspire is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary as one of the nation's first charter school system. Visit Aspire Public Schools at www.aspirepublicschools.org.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Teacher, On-Site Substitute provides a high quality, personalized education program for students using the Aspire approach, in classrooms when the regular classroom teacher is not available. The On-Site Sub is works at one specific school site and is considered to be a "constant" in terms of the staff at their school site and fills in for any position at the school site that is needed on a daily basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Follows classroom systems/procedures established by regular classroom teacher, and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning

  2. Reinforces a culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students

  3. Implements lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with California State Standards, Aspire Instructional Guidelines, and teacher plans for substitutes

  4. Assesses students regularly in accordance with Aspire guidelines and teacher plans for substitutes and refines classroom activities to differentiate instruction for each student

  5. Collaborates with Aspire team members to improve own and others' instructional practices; shares best practices

  6. Actively participates in professional development activities as requested by principals and RVP, including: training sessions and working with lead teacher, principal, instructional coaches

  7. Provides regular classroom teachers with timely information on classroom activities and student progress

  8. Tracks critical student information and maintains accurate student records, including attendance, in accordance with Aspire procedures

  9. Collaborates with regular classroom teachers, other team members and outside service providers to address learning challenges in accordance with individual student plans

  10. Schedule own coverage of regular classroom teachers' classrooms, according to priorities set by RVP; track work schedule

Teacher, On-Site Sub Page 2

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  2. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Knowledge of child cognitive development and different learning styles
  • Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and -subject-specific frameworks
  • Knowledge of assessments
  • Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
  • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
  • Willingness to drive to Aspire schools within a 45 minute driving radius
  • Computer and Internet search skills

2) Minimum educational level:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential or Permit required

3) Experience required:

  • 1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred

4) Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be reasonably met by a Teacher to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, frequently required to sit, stand, move, feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

5) Work environment:

The work environment characteristics are representative of those in a normal classroom/school setting which a teacher might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise, exposure to dust, oils, and cleaning chemicals are mild. Work may be performed in indoor and/or outdoor environments.

There may be some moderate exposure to childhood and/or other diseases in a school environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Aspire Public Schools, Modesto , On-site Substitute Teacher, Other , Modesto, California

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