This full-time position is available immediately and is for the duration of the 2021-2022 school year.
K to 8th Grade Permanent Substitute
Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is looking for a permanent substitute at our Sager K-8 School in Northbrook.
We ask that this permanent substitute:
Create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for lower elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members; to assist in school programs.
In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities described below, the permanent substitute will need to:
1. Direct the learning procedure in the direction of accomplishing curriculum objectives and goals as implied in the lesson plans for projects, lessons, or units assigned.
2. Make use of instructional procedures and materials which are most suitable for attaining lesson goals.
3. Take attendance according to the procedures of the school.
4. Ensure an orderly and tidy classroom and keep tables and chairs well-arranged.
5. Adhere to all procedures, including COVID-19 procedures and protocol, guidelines, and policies followed by regular teachers in line with recommended teaching procedures.
6. Ensure a sustainable relationship with parents, students, school personnel, and members of the public by communicating in a confidential and polite manner.
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
A. Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics and science to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Directors, and other appropriate learning activities.
B. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter.
C. Executes lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
D. Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
E. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
F. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
G. Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and helps prepare progress reports if appropriate.
H. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program if appropriate.
I. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
J. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
K. Maintains professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities.
L. Collaborates with grade-level colleagues about curriculum and educational programming.
M. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
N. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
O. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program.
P. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
Q. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
R. Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in all dimensions of effective teaching as defined by the Thoughtful Classroom framework, including organization, rules, and routines; positive relationships; engagement and enjoyment; a culture of thinking and learning; preparing students for new learning; presenting new learning; deepening and reinforcing learning, and reflecting on and celebrating learning.
As we are a Jewish private day school, some basic Hebrew and Judaic skills are preferred, but not required.
Mission Statement: “At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS), we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.”
Qualification Requirements for both General and Judaic Studies Substitutes
a. Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
b. Illinois teaching certificate.
c. Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.