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Long-Term Substitute Teacher

Orange County Schools
Hillsborough, NC, US

Job Details

TITLE: Long-Term Substitute Teacher Job Description

  • 60 hours of college credit hours,
  • Minimum age of 21,
  • Clear background check, and exhibit sound judgment,
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • NC Teacher Educator License when possible OR
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting
SALARY: Certified substitutes: $200.00 per day,

Non-certified substitutes: $150.00 per day,

BENEFITS: Temporary Position, No Benefits

REPORTS TO: The School Principal or Designee

DEFINITION: T he long-term substitute teacher serves in the long-term absence of the regular classroom teacher. Long-term absences are defined as more than 3 weeks AND duties warrant those of a classroom teacher. Long-term substitutes take on all duties of the teacher of leave as appropriate.

JOB GOAL: In the absence of the regular classroom teacher help students to

learn the subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms. To provide each student with the help, counsel, and learning experience he needs to make progress toward the educational goals established. To create a flexible instructional program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to live a rewarding life in an ever-changing world.

  1. Teachers' lesson plans and assignments if needed. Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  2. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  3. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  4. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.
  5. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media.
  6. Instruct pupils in a classroom, utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
  7. Collaborates with colleagues to promote an optimal learning environment for pupils.
  8. Reports to the school office at the beginning of the school day to pick up the required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials and get your timesheets signed. Follows sign-out procedures as prescribed by the principal.
  9. Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher.
  10. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  11. Guides the learning process toward achieving curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects assigned.
  12. Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives.
  13. Maintains a neat and orderly classroom. Straightens chairs, tables, clears chalkboards, etc.
  14. Takes attendance by school procedures.
  15. Indicate to students at the beginning of class the basic expectations for behavior in the class.
  16. Ensures that the students are never left unattended in the classroom.
  17. May perform duties usually required of absent teachers such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc.
  18. Knows emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned.
  19. Knows procedures for referring students who have disciplinary problems.
  20. Performs other related duties as directed by the principal.


Daily up to a Ten-month year.

NOTE: Complaints made by a school principal about a substitute teacher may result in the removal of the substitute from the Substitute List.



Work is considered light physical work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force.


Employees in this position are required to work in indoor and outdoor environments and come into direct contact with OCS staff, students, and the public.


The following signatures acknowledge that the supervisor has verified the accuracy of the position description has discussed position requirements with the employee and has advised the employee of work performance expectations

Reviewed by: Employee's Signature


Approval by Supervisor's Signature


The completed and signed position description shall be maintained at the employee's work location, shall be reviewed with the employee by his or her immediate supervisor, should be revised as required, and shall serve as the basis for all required evaluations.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position. They are not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and skills that may be required of the employees assigned to this position. This description may be revised by the supervisor, with HR review and approval, at any time.


Our vision is to provide a public school system that prepares all students to be creative, constructive thinkers who become healthy, productive and responsible members of our community and the world.  Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that develop resourceful citizens prepared to engage in an ever changing and diverse world.

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200 East King St
North Carolina

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