Substitute Teacher Bilingual (English/Spanish)- San Jose

Voices College-Bound Language Academies

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Posted : 2023-10-25

Substitute Teacher – Certificated

Role Summary

Voices Academies’ Permanent Substitute will play a vital role in student achievement by providing Voices students with effective and consistent classroom coverage, procedures, and expectations. Reporting to the Principal, the Permanent Substitute will cover classroom duties that include the implementation of lesson plans and management of student behavior. The ideal candidate will have an unwavering commitment to student achievement through academic and operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities

Instruction and Student Management

  • Implement lesson plans and schedule prepared by absent teacher
  • Maintain Voices’ academic and behavioral expectations and classroom routines
  • Oversee student behavior in class and at other times during the school day as requested
  • Create a positive student culture by fostering a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for all students
  • Collect student work
  • Communicate with the teacher about student performance in the teachers absence
  • Work effectively with other teachers staff to minimize any potential transitional problems from the teacher to substitute and substitute teacher
  • Fulfill additional responsibilities, as assigned by the supervisor

Operational Management:

  • Maintain Voices’ operational expectations and routines
  • Respond to emergencies per Voices’ Safety Plan
  • Ensure that students have access to a productive learning environment by enforcing all campus safety rules and policies
  • Take attendance and manage student dismissal
  • Supervise student transitions between classes
  • Other duties as assigned

Voices Academies Permanent Substitute candidates will have the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Substitute Teaching Permit
  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Voices Academies with a deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities
  • Outstanding written, spoken, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment; working efficiently, and exercising excellent judgment in making decisions
  • Works well in a high pressure environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum (1) year working with similar student and community demographic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred
  • Commitment to accelerated educational progress of children
  • Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Apps
  • Understanding of dual immersion instructional practices and school design and the unique characteristics of public charter schools is a plus

Working Conditions:

  • Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Willingness to be trained as needed

Prior to Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final offer:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Clear criminal background check
  • Valid TB clearance

Key Compensation:

  • $300/day


  • Reports directly to Business Manager
  • Permanent, Non-Exempt Position
  • Flexible on-call or long-term assignment
  • Position follow a 10 month calendar
  • At-Will Agreement

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $37.50 per hour


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person

Job Location
San Jose, California, United States
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