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Substitute Teacher

at Zuni Public School District

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 747
Keywords: teacher

Job Description

Job Description

Position:                      Teacher – Substitute

Reports to:                  Principal

Site:                             School

FLSA:                         Exempt

Contract Length:        As Needed

Purpose:                      Responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment and providing student training and promoting student training in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED);


  • Must have a minimum of a valid NM PED, Substitute Teacher License;


  • 18 years of age if performing instructional services in grades K-8;


  • 21 years of age if performing instructional services in grades 9-12;


  • Ability to attend three hours of on-the-job training/observations;
  • Experience with computers with the ability to enter data in computers, utilize SMART Board and Microsoft Office programs(s), helpful;
  • Ability to implement lessons based on the classroom teachers lesson plans;
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with students, peers and parents; 
  • Ability to communicate with students both orally and in writing in English Language;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general educational material;
  • Ability to write reports;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups of students; 
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, solve problems and effectively teach them to students;
  • Ability to be confidential;
  • Able to perform the following essential duties, physical and mental functions and utilize the essential equipment of the position with or without reasonable accommodation;

Essential Duties:

  • Teach district approved curriculum and classroom teacher lesson plans;
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students;
  • Provide appropriate instruction;
  • Mark students’ attendance and ensure that they come to the school on time;
  • Ensure students are involved in the classroom sessions by interacting with them about the subject being taught;
  • Encourage students to take part in various activities;
  • Ensures assessment regulations and guidelines are followed at all times;
  • Prepare for assigned class to include instructional materials such as SMART Board presentations, media, duplicating, preparing hand-outs, etc.;
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standard of classroom behavior;
  • Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes;
  • Perform assigned duties in a timely basis.

Physical Functions:

Frequently required to stand, talk, hear and sometime walk and sit;

Occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds; may lift up to 75 pounds with the help of another employee;

Hand and eye coordination in operating computer, SMART Board, grading papers, and writing assignments etc.;

            Usually works on even surfaces, may walk on uneven surfaces outdoors;

Exposed to various degrees of noises (talking, attending games, assemblies etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;

            Work in close proximity of other individuals;

General vision, corrected to 20/20, reads a multitude of records, correspondence and data.  Ability to adjust focus from various school tools to include: (SMART boards, computer, written assignments, typed material, lab equipment, art tools and equipment, etc.).


Mental Functions:

Must be able to:

  • apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;
  • plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned; 
  • read, analyze and interpret curriculum, test, evaluations and bilingual material;
  • interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form;
  • deal with students and parents in such a way to maintain their goodwill;
  • respond appropriately to student behavior and discipline;
  • respond appropriately to supervision and accept recommendations;
  • communicate both orally and in writing, in English;
  • effectively present information and respond to questions from students; parents, peers and supervisor.


Essential equipment:

Equipment available for the job will include: SMART Board, projectors, copiers, phone, fax, computer, calculator, printer, scanner, etc.

Large files, paper, writing utensils, staples, art supplies, lab equipment and related classroom materials.

Primary Location: All School Sites

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Audrey Eustace
Title Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Phone 505-782-5511
Email audrey.eustace@zpsd.org

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)