Part-Time Bilingual Substitute Teacher

The Next Step Public Charter School

Part-Time Bilingual Substitute Teacher

Division: Academics

Department: Academics

Reports to: Co-Principal and Curriculum Director

Immediate Contact: Senior Academic Project Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Monday-Friday)

The Next Step Public Charter School Day Program is looking for a Part-Time Bilingual Substitute Teacher. The position of substitute teacher is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School. Substitutes ensure that instruction continues when teachers have to be absent due to illness, emergency, or professional development. As members of The Next Step community, the staff values academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, and collaboration and respect.

Major Qualifications

● Required:

o Associate’s degree or two years of college

o Committed availability for at least one semester

● Preferred:

o Bachelor’s degree

o Bilingual Spanish/English

Skills (including technical skills) and Experience

● Familiarity with subject area content knowledge (Language Arts, math, social studies, science, or English as Second Language)

● Demonstrated success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth

● Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Schoology for planning and instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites, software, etc.

● Familiarity with GED, ESL, and/or adult basic education programming

● Classroom management skills, including setting clear expectations and monitoring student behavior


● Keep accurate records (attendance, work completed, student behavior)

● Complete the teacher’s lesson plans to the best of your ability; any change of plan should be approved by a member of the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

● Refrain from making inappropriate comments about students, staff, or teachers

● Follow the ILT’s instructions in terms of what needs to happen in the classroom

● Manage behavior to maintain an appropriate learning environment in the classroom

● Maintain classroom and equipment (erase boards cleanly, take care of technology, leave the classroom in good condition for other teachers)

● Communicate with the teacher, Senior Academic Project Manager, and/or other ILT members to describe how the class went, what work students completed, and if there were any problems

● Be committed to helping students and staff

● Must report to work on time as scheduled.

● Must create a daily report of activity and give it to your direct supervisor

● Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions

● Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form

● Ability to cope with unusual and/or unexpected situations

● Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with young people from diverse backgrounds

● Self-Motivated and assertive, able to work independently and on own initiative with limited supervision

● Must be willing and able to attend training as required

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

● Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values;

● Demonstrate a firm belief that all students, regardless of academic or social background, are capable of meeting high standards of performance;

● Demonstrate a firm commitment to support students in their determination to achieve their academic, career, and life goals;

● Demonstrate commitment to equity, inclusivity, and Restorative Practices;

● Read, acknowledge, and respond to all school email communication efficiently, proactively, and in a manner that is always professional and collegial;

● Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students;

● Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas;

● Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.;

● Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision;

● Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies;

● Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook;

● Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training; opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies;

● Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $20.00 – $25.00 per hour


  • Day shift


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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