Regional Substitute Teacher (Full-Time)

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

Job Description

The Regional Substitute Teacher position is a temporary position that will help students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Your core responsibilities include:

  • Executing academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments

  • Maintaining as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and classrooms to which you are assigned for the day

  • Assuming responsibility for overseeing pupil behavior in class and at other times during the school day as requested

  • Maintaining appropriate student behavior at all times throughout the school day for assigned students

  • Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administrators in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement

  • Utilizing the practices and procedures in the Substitute Teachers’ Handbook distributed annually by KIPP Texas Public Schools

  • Treating information about students and staff with the utmost confidence

  • Ability to commute to schools within a 15 mile radius of your assigned base location for critical sub needs and a willingness to commute beyond in extreme circumstances

Qualifications

  • 60+ credit hours from an accredited college or university required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Experience working with children in an educational setting (student teaching, afterschool program, etc.), required

  • Valid or progress towards a Texas teaching certificate in a core subject, preferred

 

Competencies

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas’s mission, students, families, and community

  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with students in educationally underserved communities

  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year

  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback

  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

Funding:

The Regional Substitute will be funded directly from the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants awarded by the Texas Education Agency under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (ESSER II) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ESSER III). This position will be funded solely (100%) from the ESSER II and III allocation for direct expenses through September 30, 2023, and may continue to be funded through September 30, 2024, depending upon the availability of ESSER grant funds. At the end of the grant period this position may be eliminated unless other sources of funds are secured to maintain this position or a similar position. The employee must sign this job description acknowledging receipt of the job description and signing their acknowledgement that this position is grant funded and is temporarily aligning with the terms of the grant period.

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