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Job Title: Substitute Teacher

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and experienced Substitute Teacher to join our team. The Substitute Teacher will be responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom, and ensuring a safe and productive learning environment for students in the absence of the regular teacher. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and a flexible schedule to accommodate last-minute assignments.


  • Follow lesson plans and instructions left by the regular teacher
  • Provide instruction and facilitate learning activities
  • Manage classroom behavior and maintain a safe and productive learning environment
  • Communicate with school staff and parents as needed
  • Complete required paperwork and documentation


  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field
  • Valid teaching certification or substitute teaching permit
  • Experience working with children in a classroom setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and availability to work on short notice

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and move around the classroom for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to see and hear clearly to monitor student behavior and respond to emergencies

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Substitute Teacher

What is the best way to find and hire a Substitute Teacher near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Substitute Teacher applicants. Employers posting their Substitute Teacher job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Substitute Teacher applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Substitute Teacher are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 12 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Substitute Teacher positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Substitute Teacher role?
SMS has 87% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Substitute Teacher job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Substitute Teachers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 115% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Substitute Teacher applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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