ROCKFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION
Job Title: Regular Substitute Teacher Also know as BUILDING
SUPPORT SPECIALIST - 9 Months
JOB CODE: 7225
Supervisor: Building Administrator
Date: February 6, 2013
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Regular Substitute Teacher works as
a full-time substitute teacher in an assigned building and fills in
for a vacancy or a regular teacher as needed. The Regular
Substitute Teacher must facilitate student learning in accordance
with the goals and directives of the school and the district.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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, skill, and/or ability required. In
addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an
essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this position.
Implements teacher lesson plans, assign student class work and
Maintains classroom control and discipline.
Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model
Complies with all building procedures and schedules.
Completes evaluation form on every job assignment to communicate
information related student behavior and work complete directly to
the classroom teacher.
Maintains confidentiality of privileged information.
Takes precautions to ensure personal, staff, and student safety.
Does not leave students unsupervised.
Reports evidence of suspected child abuse as required by
- Carries out such additional duties as required or as conditions
NON- ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in job training and professional growth
opportunities when deemed necessary in order to enhance ability to
perform the essential functions of the job.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of
ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
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Must hold a minimum of State of Illinois Substitute Type 39
Certificate and governed by
"Sub Teachers may be used when no certified teacher is
available. If there is no certified teacher under contract because
of an emergency situation, then a school district may employ a
substitute teacher for no longer than 30 calendar days per each
vacant position in the district if the district notifies the
appropriate ROE within 5 business days after the employment of the
substitute teacher in the emergency situation.
An emergency situation is one in which an unforeseen vacancy has
I. a teacher is unable to fulfill his or her contractual duties
II. (ii) teacher capacity needs of the district exceed previous
indications, and the district is actively engaged in advertising to
hire a fully certified teacher for the vacant position.
There is no limit on the number of days that a substitute
teacher may teach in a single school district, provided that no
substitute teacher may teach for longer than 90 school days for any
one certified teacher under contract in the same school year. A
teacher holding an early childhood certificate, an elementary
certificate, a high school certificate, or a special certificate
may also substitute teach in grades K-12, but only in the place of
a certified teacher who is under contract with the employing board,
and may not teach for longer than 120 days for any one certified
teacher under contract in the same school."
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The following characteristics
are important for successful performance of essential duties of a
Regular Substitute Teacher:
Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work
environment. Task and time management. Exhibits solid and
consistent classroom management skills. Effectively uses verbal,
non-verbal, writing, and listening skills. Maintains acceptable
attendance record and is punctual.
LENGTH OF WORK: 9 MONTHS - According to the School Calendar
Exposure to the following may range from remote to frequent,
based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable:
May stand for the majority of the day; may also sit for moderate
periods of time. May require bending, kneeling, reaching, and
lifting. Moderate in-district travel.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Job performance may be evaluated by
Building Administrators on the ability and effectiveness in
carrying out the essential duties and responsibilities.
This job description describes duties and responsibilities which
are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the
position. The identified duties and responsibilities are intended
only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them
from the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the school district and employee and is subject to change
by the school district as the needs of the school district and
requirements of the job change.