Lower School substitute teachers facilitate hands-on projects, promote collaboration among students, and prompt students to reflect on their classroom work. These teachers are attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student.
In fulfilling our mission to “develop the whole person for college and for life,” Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse teachers to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster teachers are more than academic experts, serving as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.
Supervisor: Division Head
Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct reports
Position Status: Daily rate, exempt, part-time, temporary, as needed
Hours of Work: Standard work week.
Providing instruction, managing the classroom environment and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.
Deep and thorough knowledge of the subject matter
Ability to conduct classes in the target language
Proficiency with instructional technology
Perform other duties as assigned
In addition to teaching experience, successful candidates demonstrate a love of working with children, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Additionally, successful candidates should demonstrate:
a love of working with students
the ability to build partnerships with colleagues
enthusiasm, flexibility, and a cooperative spirit
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.
Note: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. Nothing contained in this position description restricts Westminster’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.