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Substitute Teacher

The SKY Academy Substitute Teacher will provide an educational atmosphere in which students will move toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth and maturation in accordance with the YMCA and SKY Academy’s philosophy, goals and objectives

Location: Venice/Englewood

Performance Responsibilities: 

At the beginning of the school day, the substitute teacher shall:

Report to the office and meet with the appropriate administrator for orientation to school policies and procedures such as attendance, discipline, class schedules and lesson plans
Report to the nurse’s office to check on medical issues of students in class(es) to which you are assigned.
Ask about the building’s Emergency Plan.
Familiarize him/herself with the school layout, classroom procedures and the emergency exit route from the assigned classroom(s)

In the classroom, the substitute teacher shall:

Assume all duties of the regular classroom teacher promptly and in accordance with school rules. This may include bus, lunchroom, playground, hall duty or other duties assigned by the principal.
Follow the instructions left by the teacher or alert the administrator if there are no plans to follow.
Check to ensure that there are sufficient supplies in the classroom to carry out lesson plans.
Maintain normal classroom routines and discipline procedures
Spend the entire assignment working with and for the students.
No personal work of any kind should be done. The substitute teacher is expected to carry out the instructions of the regular teacher, including grading daily papers and leaving a summary of work covered.
Remain in the classroom if a student teacher of intern is teaching

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.  
Valid Florida Driver License.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of child growth and development and especially of characteristics of children in the age group assigned.
Knowledge of prescribed curriculum preferred.
Knowledge of current educational research.
Basic understanding and knowledge of use of current technology.
Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles.
Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others.
Ability to implement activities for maximum effectiveness.
Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn.
Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others.
Passion for improving educational opportunities for students and for building a strong, mission-driven organization
Commitment to the YMCA SKY Academy’s mission, vision and growth

Certification/Training Requirements

Completion of the Sarasota County Schools substitute process including initial orientation/training program in School District policies and procedures addressing school safety and security procedures, educational liability laws, professional responsibilities, and ethics.
Minimum level of training at the bachelor’s level. Under extraordinary circumstances, exceptions for good cause may be approved by the  Director of Human Resources or his/her designee for persons with a minimum of sixty (60) hours of university credit.  

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