PA Substitute Teacher - Bethlehem Area School District
Company: Substitute Teacher Service
Posted on: June 24, 2022
A substitute teacher is an individual who, in the absence of the
classroom teacher, is responsible for providing instruction and
managing the learning environment. The substitute teacher reports
to the principal or designee at the location to which they are
Day to day job duties of a substitute teacher are determined by the
classroom teacher or his/her designee, as they may vary depending
upon the changing needs of the classroom(s), student(s), and/or
school district. Substitute teachers of any capacity are subject to
daily reassignment, depending on the needs of the day. The
substitute teacher must comply with the duties outlined by the
classroom teacher, principal or designee.
Qualifications and Required Documents
- A valid Pennsylvania Teaching Certification, PA Emergency
Certification or +Letter of Completion
- Note: You may not excede 90 working days in a school year with
an Inactive Teaching Certificate
- A Pennsylvania Criminal Records check (Act 34) that is clean
and less than 5 years old **
- A Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance History (Act 151) that is
clean and less than 5 years old **
- NEW! Effective 1/1/2015, you can now obtain this clearance
- A FBI Criminal History Record that is clean and less than 5
years old **
- We recommend that you use our web links posted on our website to
be sure to get the correct clearances.
You can find those at the bottom of the Open Positions Page
- Proof of a TB test or chest x-ray that is less than two years
- 3 professional references (contact information) and/or
- A Resume
- Routing number and account number for direct deposit setup
- 2 Valid forms of Identification for I-9. Click here for
- A valid, working email address __ not a college or university
address for those will expire! If you do not have a valid email
address, it is recommended that you set up for example a Hotmail or
GMail email account. This is how all future communications from STS
will reach you.
- Effective 12/22/2014: In accordance with PA Act 168 of 2014,
contact information for all current and past employers will be
needed, for all jobs held where you have or had direct contact with
** Please note: clearances cannot be older than 5 years however,
some districts may require new clearances that are less than 1 year
+Letter of Completion -Substitute Teacher Service, Inc. can hire
newly graduated candidates with a Letter of Completion (LOC) in
lieu of a PA certificate IF the following information is included
in the letter.
- The candidate has completed all coursework for the degree
program and/or the degree has been conferred.
- The candidate has passed all required tests needed for PA
- The candidate has been recommended to PDE for certification
Please note that the requirements must be stated in past tense. If
the above information is not stated in the LOC from a
college/university, we will need to wait until the PA certificate
is made available before hiring the candidate.
If you have taken any mandated training for Act 126 (Mandated
Reporting) and/or Act 71 (Suicide Prevention), please provide proof
of training-preferably a certificate of completion. Please include
any additional certificates for specialized training (i.e. Crisis
Substitute teaching is an essential part of the educational
process. Each school year all district s will look to build a
workforce of substitute teachers to help aide their teachers and
allow them to be replaced in times of need for the district. Each
school district will rely on a qualified and enthusiastic group of
sub s that can step-up and continue the educational process in the
absence of a teacher. It s essential that the substitute teacher
continues the primary teacher s lesson plan so that the curriculum
plan at hand continues to be carried out.
Essential duties and responsibilities of this position may vary in
nature due to changes in schedule, student or district need, and
include but are not limited to:
Reports to the office upon arrival for check-in and reviews the
plans and schedules for the day.
Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of
information about school personnel.
Assumes the responsibility for overseeing student behavior in the
classroom, during lunch, activity periods and out-of-class
Executes instructional activities with individual students or small
groups of students following the absent teachers lesson plans.
Provides instruction to special needs children who are part of the
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students,
equipment, materials and facilities.
Proficiency in maintaining efficient classroom management
Conduct yourself in a polite and professional manner with other
staff members and building administrators.
Other duties may be required that are not enumerated here that are
part of the classroom teacher s curriculum or duties.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function outlined above. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform these essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Ability to quickly trail any student that elopes
Moderate lifting from 15-35 pounds
Moving of various items - up to 30 pounds
Manual dexterity to use office equipment
Other Physical Requirements
Ability to write legibly
Vision (Near, Color, Depth Perception)
Sense of Sound (Ability to hear fire alarms, bells, and PA
Sense of Touch
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Work is performed in all areas of district buildings, grounds,
vehicles, and/or any area in which a district activity or function
is taking place, includes field trips, work-based learning,
Exposed to varying degrees of temperature relative to the
conditions occurring in nature outside.
The ability to work with students and adults displaying a variety
of emotions including, but not limited to, joy, happiness, sorrow,
fear, anger and aggression in controlled, uncontrolled and
At your interview, we will take a photo of you for an ID badge.
Please dress appropriately.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: You must bring all official, original documents
to your interview. Original, official documents that have been
altered in any way will not be accepted. Associated topics:
assistant superintendent, direct, director, elementary vice
principal, manage, middle school principal, officer, student,
superintendent, vice principal
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