Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city and a central hub and driver of the nation's innovation economy. Educating about 8,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools includes an award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. With 12 elementary schools, 4 upper schools and a comprehensive high school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin, CPS features small class sizes and extensive educational resources to support students. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning and personalized support. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home, and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.
Substitute teachers are an important part of the CPS educational team, covering classes and providing instruction and supervision for students when their regular teacher is absent. As a substitute teacher, you are responsible for implementing lesson plans left by the teacher, reliably arriving on time to supervise and instruct the classes you are signed up to cover, following available lesson plans, attending to routine classroom tasks and established schedules, maintaining an orderly classroom environment conducive to student learning, and performing other duties as assigned. Substitute teaching can be an ideal employment situation for those who enjoy working with diverse children and adults in an educational setting and seek flexibility in work schedule and assignments.
A variety of substitute teacher assignments are typically available district-wide on any given school day. These include working with our youngest elementary students (Gr. PreK-5), those in our Gr. 6-8 upper schools and in Gr. 9-12 high school classes. Assignments include traditional general classroom coverage as well as specialized areas such as special education, physical education, world languages, English, science, math, the arts, and vocational/technical classes ranging from carpentry to business to biotechnology.
As a CPS substitute teacher, you can review and select from available daily assignments using the CPS Substitute Online app.Minimum Qualifications:
Substitute teachers must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of previous experience working with children or young adults in educational, recreational, counseling or other supportive roles. Knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and child development and one or more years of K-12 classroom, substitute, paraprofessional or practicum/internship experience preferred. An education degree or teacher licensure is a plus. Substitute teachers must possess excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills; be professional in demeanor and appearance; be punctual, reliable, organized, and flexible; and be capable and interested in working in a variety of assignments and at different school locations on a regular basis. Must successfully pass Criminal Offender (CORI) and Sexual Offender (SORI) background checks and national fingerprinting screening (CHRI). Preference in hiring is given to applicants who can commit to accepting available substitute teacher assignments on a daily basis. Training may be made available.Terms of Employment:
Day-to-day intermittent basis. Salary:
Job Category: Instructional Support > Substitute Equal Opportunity Employer
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- Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141