Substitute Early Childhood Teacher

General Statement of Job

The Early Childhood Lead Teacher Substitute oversees and instructs students in a classroom setting during the lead teacher's absence. This position utilizes innovative and effective teaching methods to enhance the knowledge and skills of students in the class when the lead teacher is absent. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher Substitute follows the mission of MSSU Lion Cub Academy aligned with the goals and objectives set for by the administration of MSSU LCA.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Completes the Family Care Safety Registry and FBI background checks before working with children.

Follows the lesson plans for classroom teaching activities provided by the lead teacher.

Conducts daily attendance checks.

Documents developmental observations for the lead teacher in her absence.

Collaboratively work with student worker candidates and/or PT Teacher Assistants within their classroom.

Attend staff meetings and workshops to meet 12 hours minimum required by licensing guidelines.

Implements the food program; by assisting with records keeping, preparation and/or serving of meals and snacks in the lead teacher absence.

Communicates effectively with all staff.

Completes paperwork assigned by lead teacher and/or director for the allotted substituting time.

Assumes the lead teacher's duties. Asks questions and reports any concerns with the director.

Performs other related duties as required.

Complies with Missouri Child Care Licensing requirements.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Minimum one-year experience is preferred but not required for this position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers, tablets, and smartphones for documentation.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, texture perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to smell and taste.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluates the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Salary Range
$24,000.00 - $37,000.00
per Year
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Joplin, MO, 64801, US