Full Job Description
The Application and Hiring Process
1. Complete the application, being sure to attach a digital copy of the following documents:
B- Transcripts from an accredited educational institution confirming completion of your highest level of education
C-Valid (or expired) Georgia Teacher's or Paraprofessional Certificate
If you have not earned either, you will be required to earn the STEDI Substitute Diploma, accessible at https://mylearning.stedi.org/product/subskills-online-training-course-2/.
**The STEDI SubDiploma may be earned AFTER clearing the background check but must be provided before being invited to onboarding.**
2. Applications with three (3) COMPLETED professional references AND the attachments listed above (excluding the STEDI SubDiploma) will be reviewed. The status of your reference forms can be viewed in the "Reference" portion of your application.
3. Applicants being considered for employment will then be instructed, via email, to complete the Criminal Background Check.
4. Applicants who clear the background check will be notified, via email, with next steps.
5. Candidates for employment will be invited to attend Substitute Onboarding, via email.
**Due to the volume of applications, status updates are provided via this online application portal. **
Being a Substitute
SUBSTITUTES provide face-to-face instruction with students in school buildings and ensure continuity of appropriate learning during the absence of permanent educators. Substitute Teachers perform related duties in lieu of the absent educator, or in a class that does not have an assigned educator. Substitutes must be adaptable to changing school and district needs and able to create and maintain a climate that promotes respect, tolerance, and peaceful problem solving for all students. This position is on-call and is assigned based on operational needs.
Reports in person to the school building to provide face-to-face instruction to students
Able to provide instruction simultaneously to in-person and remote learners, if necessary
Responsive to changing school and district instructional needs
Provides classroom instruction to students as outlined in lesson plans
Creates a classroom that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
Maintains a safe and orderly environment
Maintains established routine of the school and classroom procedures in which assigned
Maintains a professional appearance
Remains at school the entire school day, unless otherwise instructed to leave by building principal
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Maintains reasonable rules of conduct which encourage self-discipline and responsibility
Communicates effectively with parents as needed
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and times designated
Monitors students in the classroom, at lunch and throughout the school by maintaining order and discipline
Perform duties, as assigned, with awareness of Atlanta Public Schools Board policies
The minimum requirements to be considered for Substitute Teaching positions are as follows:
Acceptance and completion of three (3) substitute assignments for face-to-face instruction within the school building with students present, each month
Pass a GBI Criminal Background Check
Valid or expired Georgia Teacher or Paraprofessional Certificate OR STEDI Substitute Diploma
Must relate well to students and inspire the love of learning
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to comprehend and follow directives
**Substitutes must maintain a Clearance Certificate, issued by the GA Professional Standards Commssion. The Substitute Services Department will communicate the requirements and process for obtaining this certificate (including passing the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment (Test Code 360)). Click here to learn more about the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessments. **
$87.05-$145.00 per day (Pay rate is based on qualifications held at hire.)
FLSA Status NON-EXEMPT
Reports to: SUBSTITUTE SERVICES SUPERVISOR