6-12 In-House Substitute (IMMEDIATE)

Lighthouse Community Charter School-1
Oakland, CA, United States

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Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the Expeditionary Learning Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,500 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org.

The OpportunityUpper School

In-House Substitute Teacher (6-12) - Competencies and Qualifications

We are looking for a talented educator to join our 6-12 team as an Upper School (6-12) Long-Term Substitute teacher who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse teachers believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. This position will involve daily subbing across 6-12 with the possibility of longer assignments for teachers on leave or traveling. This position comes with guaranteed hours (Minimum 24 hours/3 days) including assignment of other work if a substitute is not needed that day. This person will have experience teaching and/or substitute teaching a variety of content areas and age groups, the ability to build strong rapport and relationships with students, and experience working in urban educational settings. If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students' lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!

You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:
  • Be a visionary, innovative, culturally responsive, and equity-focused urban educator
  • Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning
  • Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data to drive student learning and outcomes for all students
  • Be a strong community builder and team collaborator
  • Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence, and flexibility
  • Be a collaborative and responsible professional educator

  • Substitute teach for classes across 6-12 as assigned by supervisor. May teach either individual classes or sections on a short term basis or may be assigned for a multi-week placement in the instance of a teacher going on a temporary leave. Longer term (more than 30 day placements) requires a teaching credential or emergency permit.
  • Maintain a regular schedule and collaborate with supervisor to determine teaching placements in advance to the extent possible.
  • Report to work on time even when a specific assignment has not yet been scheduled and fulfill other office or teacher support duties as needed.
  • Follow up regularly with classroom teachers about lesson plans, students behavioral and academic issues, and the extent to which students met the learning objective while teacher was absent; this includes providing written documentation of what occurred, collecting student work as directed, and in-person communication as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain classroom culture that is supportive and learning-centered, undergirded by strong management, efficient procedures and systems, but most evident in the full inclusion of African-American boys, students with trauma, and students with IEPs in the social and learning community.
  • Demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy and practice including unrelenting high expectations and an assets-based approach for every student.
  • Ensure that students are at the center of their own learning and deeply engaged in ways that foster agency and self-direction.
  • Follow through with Case Manager, Director of Instruction, students, and families when any student issues arise while substituting.
  • Create positive relationships by building nurturing and affirming teacher-student, student-student, and teacher-family partnerships with a focus on building a community of risk-taking, collaborative learners.
  • Grow and contribute as an educator, colleague, learner, and community member including engaging in professional development and your own growth as a teacher in service of student learning and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate advocacy, flexibility, autonomy, and collegiality.
  • Administer all policies and procedures in a professional and timely manner as mandated by LCPS, and state and federal agencies (i.e., attendance records, dress code, reporting of sexual/physical abuse).
  • Additional Duties, as assigned by Supervisor

Are you ready to join an educational movement that is bigger than one classroom?

If you are excited about the opportunity to foster and facilitate a progressive growth mindset in students and engage in transformational teaching, we are actively looking for student-centered, dedicated and dynamic teachers.

  • B.A. or B.S. required, Masters Degree preferred
  • 30 day Substitute Permit required; appropriate CA teaching credential or emergency license, preferred
  • 2+ years teaching experience in an urban education setting serving low-income students of color preferred
  • Experience with Google apps
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus


24-40 hours per week as part of a 10-month work year. Exact schedule to be determined with supervisor. If full-time will be eligible for salary and full benefits; if part-time will be placed on hourly schedule and may or may not be benefits eligible.

Common Building Hours: All teachers are expected to maintain hours of 8:00 - 4:00 pm M, Tu, Th, Fri and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesdays for Professional Development.


Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.


People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter--Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and your philosophy of teaching that describes how your instruction and leadership would support students achieving the Lighthouse mission

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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