Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children / Job Description

Job Title:                     Substitute Teacher

Position Status:           Non-Exempt

Reports To:                 Principal

Completed By:            Human Resources

Last Updated:             January 23, 2015

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Under direction from the teacher, prepare worksheets and/or homework dittos.

Under direction from the teacher, correct some types of seat work and homework and turn over to classroom teacher for evaluation.

Assume responsibility for playground/gym activities during morning, noon, and afternoon recess periods.

As required, assist children with special needs, i.e.:  diaper changing; toilet training, and other needs.

Review with children materials previously introduced by the classroom teacher.

Provide one on one and/or small group tutorial services on specific topics as directed by teacher.

Supervise the lunchroom / quiet time / recess during the noon period.  Conduct language and vocabulary development conversations whenever possible.

Prepare visual aid and/or arts and crafts materials.

Assume the operation of classroom “learning centers” where a variety of academic based activities are supervised while the classroom teacher does tutorial or small group speech, language or reading activities.

Operate audio visual aids and equipment.  Utilize available technology, (i.e. copier, computers, projectors).


 To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum High School Diploma or GED

Language Skills

Communicate effectively with teachers and students alike.