- Time Management
- Substitute Teaching Certification
- Organizational Skills
- Microsoft Office
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Working from your home, certified Substitute Teachers will “virtually” manage instructional programs. Through the use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools, the Substitute Teacher will consult regularly with students, Learning Coaches and school personnel to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. The Florida Secondary English Substitute Teacher will support various CA schools during short-term periods of teacher absences for up to, but not limited to, 2-8 weeks. This is a part-time position with no benefits.
The duties of a Substitute Teacher include, but are not limited to:
Complete all grading, generate progress reports, and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner, as instructed by the school.
Support the instructional program through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous web conferencing sessions (LiveLessons).
Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update individualized learning plans and schedules, score assessments, provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments, and coach special projects.
Work collaboratively with a team of teachers to ensure that all students on the team’s caseload are successfully progressing through the program.
Support students and parents with alternate instructional strategies and provide assistance with daily assignments and projects.
Communicate regularly with parents, students, and other teachers through the use of computer and telephone and ensure that students and parents have a central point of contact in the school.
Keep student records and data up to date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, and student logs.
Work with Advisory Teachers and School Counselors to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met.
Work with Special Education and 504 instructors to meet student performance and behavior goals/needs, upholding all requirements of IEPs and 504 plans.
Meet biweekly with an assigned Substitute Services supervisor via video conferencing software.
Actively check email while not on assignment to remain informed of upcoming assignments and important Substitute Services updates.
Other duties as assigned.
Highly qualified and certified to teach Secondary English in Florida
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Multiple state certifications a plus
Ability to obtain certification in other states as requested
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment that requires significant flexibility, effective prioritization of tasks, self-direction, and creativity
Understanding of IEP/504 plans and how they can be implemented in a virtual setting
Excellent attention to detail and strong time management and organizational skills
Commitment to student achievement
Strong technology skills (experience with Microsoft Office programs and Google Apps is preferred)
Microsoft OS and Microsoft Office equipped computer required
Customer focused approach and team-player track record
While on assignment, must be available Monday through Friday, during assigned school business hours (typically 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, in whatever time zone the school is located)
May not provide care for others while on assignment. Alternative care arrangements must be made
Complete required orientation and training programs within 30 days of hire, and at the beginning of each school year
Ability to work occasional evening hours, as needed, to support some families