Jan 13, 2024

Leave Replacement Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Puyallup, WA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

GROUP: Certificated

SALARY: Certificated Salary Schedule

SUMMARY: Employment is for the 2023-24 school year, or upon return of employee, subject to School Board emergencies. An Employee who is hired for a specific period of time to fulfill a one time or temporary unique requirement. The Leave Replacement Teacher position provides basic educational instruction to K-12 aged children utilizing teaching techniques that are consistent with school established objectives.

ABOUT CHIEF LESCHI SCHOOLS: Formerly known as the Puyallup Tribal School, Chief Leschi Schools was founded in 1976 to address the high dropout rate of the youth of the Puyallup tribe. It is the largest of seven tribal schools in the state of Washington and one of approximately 200+ tribal schools in the United States. It is also one of the largest tribal schools to be been funded by the Bureau of Indian Education.

COVID-19 VACCINE- The Puyallup Tribe of Indians Tribal Council on August 26, 2021 confirmed their directive legally requiring all Chief Leschi Schools employees to be fully vaccinated. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. Please reach out to the HR office at [email protected] for information on medical accommodations.

  • Communicates clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Prepares lessons and activities using common core state standards
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through positive student interactions, use of research-based teaching practices and knowledge of differentiation strategies in secondary literacy
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals; establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects; and communicates these objectives to students
  • Administers standardized tests and classroom-based assessments as directed
  • Regularly communicates with parents and/or guardians through conferences, phone calls, grade updates and other means to discuss student progress
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, as well as professional growth activities
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday
  • Refers students with special needs to appropriate staff for additional educational assistance, in accordance with requirements of Public Law 94-142
  • Participates in curriculum/literacy development programs as required
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Works effectively with para-educators and other staff members
  • Performs other duties as assigned by administrator
This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor's degree

Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with applicable endorsements or

Eligible for a Washington State Emergency Substitute Certification


One-year teaching experience working as a full-time certificated employee

Current or recent experience working with Native Americans or other similar diverse populations

Knowledge of or experience with:
AVID, Responsive Classroom, Trauma-Informed Practices, Restorative Practices, Project GLAD, Project Based Learning


Successful criminal background clearance

Successful and/or clear drug screening

Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19


Best practices in teaching and learning

School board policies and procedures


Take initiative and work independently

Demonstrate commitment to the teaching profession and its code of ethics

Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Manage a classroom effectively for optimum learning

Synthesize information and present it clearly and in an organized manner

Work with and relate to Native American children and serve as a positive role model

Establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse, multicultural environment, to include school staff and administrators, parents and community members

Demonstrate and maintain confidentiality

Integrate cultural competencies in teaching Native American students

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Principal or designee

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time. The employee must frequently reach with hands and arms and is regularly required to talk or hear; stand and/or walk; bend, stoop, twist, squat, and kneel; and use hands to finger, handle, feel and perform fine motor manipulations. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors, occasionally working near visual displays. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Chief Leschi Schools is an Equal Opportunity /M/F/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer, except as provided under the Indian Preference Act.

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