Head Start Substitute Teacher

Position Purpose
Department | Head Start
Reports to | Educational Impact Leader
Employment Type | Non-Exempt

Substitute Teachers work daily or weekly to fill-in for regular teachers on a day-to-day or on an “as needed basis”.  Substitutes ensure the lesson plan is followed and the classroom is operating smoothly in the absence of a regular teacher.  Substitute Teachers serve as a transportation aide as required.

Job Requirements and Skills
  • Responsible for communicating with parents and staff
  • Conduct activities with children in the classroom, as needed, as well as the educational program
  • Assists in the establishment of a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Assists in the development of self-help skills
  • Assists in stimulating physical growth
  • Aids in receptive and expressive language development, making extensive use of open-ended questions and frequently writing down/reading back children’s own words
  • Assists in building positive social skills
  • Assists in establishing good home and center communications
  • Maintains appropriate and positive voice tone with children in the classroom
  • Sanitize and clean classroom daily and weekly
  • Works to help classroom meet in-kind goal monthly
  • Attends meetings (including parent meetings), workshops and takes further training when necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Willing to participate in trainings, workshops and meetings as required
  • Hands-on experience working with preschool children preferred
  • Should have access to a vehicle and possess a valid Virginia Operator’s license
  • Must be flexible in areas of work schedules, work sites and punctual when reporting to work
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of employment
  • Must have a physical exam completed prior to employment and renewed every two years thereafter
  • Must have a Tuberculosis (TB) screening prior to employment
Physical Requirements
  • Sit 50% of workday
  • Stand 50% of workday
  • Uses computer, calculator and other office equipment
  • Occasionally lift 25 pounds

“Agency employees share in the responsibility to mobilize community resources and promote community awareness in support of Tri-County Community Action Agency’s anti-poverty efforts.”