Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children / Job Description

Job Title: Substitute Teacher

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Completed By: Human Resources

Last Updated: November 17, 2021

Specifics for Substitute Teacher:


  • Work Days are on an “as needed” basis, Monday through Friday
  • Valid ID required with background check
  • Hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; no over-time
  • Pay is $14.67 hourly; pay dates are the 10th and 25th of the month
  • Must be enthusiastic with a happy disposition
  • Students must be picked up from their designated area (Gym or Hallway) at 7:30 am
  • Work Attire is Business Casual; Friday’s are designated Jean Days
  • Footwear must be a closed toe shoe, shoe with heel strap or appropriate sneakers
  • No body piercing other than ear rings
  • Must bring lunch, refrigerators and microwaves available in teacher workroom
  • No cell phone usage allowed in classroom


Job Description:


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

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

Under direction from the teacher, correct classwork and homework and turn over to classroom teacher for evaluation.

Assume responsibility for playground/gym activities during morning, noon, and/or 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 as needed. 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, smart boards, FM systems, etc.).


To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Must have a good disposition, be prompt and reliable.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum High School Diploma or GED

Experience working with a licensed day care facility or other substitute positions in public or private schools.

Language Skills

Must have good enunciation and communicate effectively with both teachers and students alike.

Bilingual preferred.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear and have good vision. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 0-40 lbs.

If interested, please go to and download our application.  If unable, please email or call (210)824-0579 ext. 123 to express your interest.