May 11, 2020

19-20 Per Diem Substitute Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Reading, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description



Position: Per Diem Substitute Teacher

Department: District

Reports to: Principal

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Approved by: John F. Doherty, Ed.D

Revision Date: November 2017

SUMMARY : Handle day-today operations of the classroom while regular teacher is absent. Must be able to follow specific instructions to properly administer pre-prepared lesson plans.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Teaches district-approved curriculum.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
  • Establishes and maintains pupil-teacher relationships conductive to effective teaching and learning.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere. Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Implements appropriate instructional materials, activities, & lesson plans, with modifications and accommodations appropriate for individual students taking into consideration cognitive levels and age-appropriateness.
  • Assists pupils in dealing with academic, personal and social problems.
  • Properly utilizes and conserves physical facilities, equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in the task of operating the school as a community of cooperative and constructive members.
  • Implements the integration of technology within instruction to increase student comprehension and interest.
  • Maintains an understanding of the philosophies and principles utilized in District-wide programs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the classroom and students.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Uses instructional technology appropriately and works with students to facilitate their use of instructional technology
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Board of Education policies
  • Understand confidentiality requirements regarding student records
  • Ability to exercise good professional judgment in assessing emergency situations and act accordingly
  • Ability/willingness to participate in ongoing professional and staff development
  • Ability to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; associates degree or above required. Secretarial/office management skills with related experience a plus.


Teaching certification is preferred but not required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about to provide services and may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces.


The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students. While the majority of the work day is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for fire drills and/or special activities.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Instructional Support > Substitute
Equal Opportunity Employer
Reading Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.
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Contact Information
  • Jennifer Bove, HR Admin
  • 82 Oakland Road
  • Reading, Massachusetts 01867

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