Substitute Teacher - Southern Lehigh SD
Position: Substitute Teacher
Subject Area: Substitute Teacher in All Subject Areas
Job Title: Substitute Teacher
Job Location: Southern Lehigh School District
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Southern Lehigh SD
Center Valley, PA 18034
Telephone: 610-282-1030 EXT 5112
Job Description:
Term:  2021-2022 School Year
Pay: $130.00+ per day

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelor’s Degree and active and valid PA Teaching Certificate.(*)
  •  Instructs and leads student learning in the absence of a regular teacher and in accordance with the goals, directives and curriculum of Southern Lehigh School District’s Schools and the state of Pennsylvania.
 The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following essential functions:
  • Ability to speak, read, write, comprehend and communicate in English in oral and written form using proper grammar and composition.
  • Ability to type or input information using a laptop or desktop computer and use the tool for communication, research, presentation and documentation.
  • Ability to operate and use display or presentation equipment including but not limited to whiteboards, projection devices, document cameras, TVs, screens, etc., and use associated equipment (electrical cords, writing aids such as markers, pens, etc).
  • Ability to operate and use various educational and business related equipment (copiers, telephones, fax machines, etc.)
  • Ability to enter and exit, move and travel to assigned work areas and about the workplace facility and grounds safely and without employer supports daily, and lead others as necessary in emergency evacuation and drills.
  • Ability to attend work regularly at assigned work hours subject to lawful leave rights and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates cognitive abilities needed for teaching and learning such as attention, language, motor skills, memory, auditory/visual/spatial processing, and ability to invoke executive function skills such as anticipation, working memory, problem solving, decision making, judgment, sequencing, emotional regulation, logic and reasoning, and critical thinking. 
  • Maintains the confidentiality of student and school personnel information in accordance with District policy and law.
  • Maintains a professional appearance as an example to students.
  • Maintains a positive learning environment and ensures classroom procedures that fosters a safe and respectful climate for all students and staff.
  • Ensures that learning is appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Ensures the adequate supervision to assure the health, welfare, and safety of all students.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students and secure District facilities.
  • Reports to the main office upon arrival at school and secures substitute identification, credentials and keys; checks mailbox of absent teacher in an effort to know of any issues of immediate import or attention; requests clarification of school rules and procedures from the front office personnel, if necessary.
  • Reports all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and discipline problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Consults with persons in appropriate position including peer teachers to seek information or clarification regarding attendance procedures, lesson objectives, daily schedule, materials and equipment location, usage and daily duties.
  • Implements lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner, which motivates students to learn and participate and organizes and groups students for effective instruction.
  • Attends to all non-teaching duties as assigned (i.e. lunch duty, recess duty, study hall duty, etc.).
  • Ensure a sustainable relationship with parents, pupils, school personnel and members of the public by communicating in a confidential, polite and refined manner
  • Collects and places students’ work, assignments in storage according to regular teacher’s directions.
  • Follows all dismissal procedures, ensures that all instructional materials and classroom equipment are in orderly condition, and prepares a daily substitute report concerning progress and issues of note for the regular classroom teacher before leaving the building.
  • Returns substitute identification, credentials and keys to the main office.
  • Performs other assigned and related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school/district or state policies and practices. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and active and valid PA Teaching Certificate.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.