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Job Description

A Substitute Teacher must be a born-again Christian, committed to living a biblical lifestyle and called by God to teach at Harvest School. This substitute position will, when called upon, teach, plan, direct, and coordinate student activities at the elementary level: academic, social, physical, and spiritual wholeness, with compassion, encouragement, and leadership. A Substitute Teacher must be dependable, friendly, enthusiastic, creative, and organized, with the ability to relate well with children, parents, school staff, and volunteers. They teach with integrity, honesty, and knowledge that promotes Harvest’s culture, values, and mission.

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Requirements:

  • Maintain a positive Christian atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate a Christ-like and positive professional attitude toward students; treat students with respect, remain objective when dealing with student problems, grading, etc.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects; communicate those objectives to students. 
  • Prepare materials and classroom activities to encourage student participation, using various teaching and motivation techniques.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play. 
  • Facilitate student learning by supplementing regular curriculum materials with a variety of instructional materials and activities, such as media, field trips, related non-curricular materials, and activities, etc.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, personalities and interests.  
  • Develop techniques to help students improve their academic, physical, and spiritual learning potential.
  • Organize classroom efficiently to meet the educational and physical needs of students.
  • Attend to student needs by walking around the classroom and responding to raised hands.
  • Provides additional time beyond the regular daily schedule for students in need of assistance.
  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among students, faculty, and parents.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health in an objective and consistent manner through quizzes, tests, projects, reporting grades, physical fitness performance, etc.
  • Maintain thorough student records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Provide students positive feedback to encourage and help them develop an appreciation for academic achievement, physical education, and spiritual growth.
  • Reinforce and reward appropriate social and academic behavior in the classroom.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Establish and enforce behavior rules and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible, always placing students’ health and safety first.
  • Implement consistent and early behavior problem intervention by walking around the classroom, interacting with students, redirecting student attention to tasks, consistently applying student management plan, informing/involving parents in discipline/discipleship process, and carefully following Administrative Discipline Process.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Communicate with parents, volunteers, and other external sources, by communicating in person, in writing, by telephone or e-mail, and represent Harvest in a positive manner.
  • Provide general supervision of all students throughout the school, such as hallways, courtyard, cafeteria, lunch area, playground, off-campus field trips, etc.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with staff and maintain them over time.
  • Maintain a professional behavior in accordance with the Teacher Manual and Harvest Christian Fellowship Employee Manual, and a wiliness to follow school’s policies and procedures.
  • Accept change in a positive Christ-like and professional manner, such as implementing new programs and policies, a willingness to accept decisions made by others, etc.
  • Accepts evaluation and redirection and makes necessary changes or adjustments.
  • Remains current in the educational field through course work, in-service activities, professional literature, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Physical requirements, with or without accommodation, include: prolonged periods of sitting, standing, walking, handling materials, keyboard typing, hand motion, foot motion, looking at a computer screen
  • Duties are not exhaustive and are subject to change at any time.