Job Description

Substitute - Certified

Location:  Various

Hours: Varies

Pay Rate:  $140/day & $165/day for long term, Sub Nurse $160/day

Date:  2024 - 2025 School Year


Purpose Statement

The job of Substitute - Certified is done for the purpose of managing student learning in the absence of the regular teacher in accordance with the goals and directives of the District, either on a temporary or long-term basis.

This position reports to Site Administrator

Essential Functions

Maintains a positive learning environment for all students and a professional relationship with all staff in accordance with district policy

Reviews all lesson plans, duties and schedules to be followed during the teaching day

Teaches the outlined lesson plan, maintains as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and classroom to which he/she is assigned

Assumes responsibility for managing student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment

Reports health and safety issues to administration (e.g. fights, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students personal safety and a positive learning environment

Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution

Completes daily report or evaluation to communicate any pertinent information to teacher at the end of the day

Creates lesson plans, attends various meetings (parent, IEP, staff), and does grading if assigned to a long-term position

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to be a person fully qualified to instruct in our schools in the absence of the regular teacher.  Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; teaching Arizona State recognized standards; maintaining accurate records

KNOWLEDGE is required to read technical information and implement; facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  appropriate policies, regulations and/or laws; lesson plan requirements; and behavioral management strategies.  

ABILITY is required to implement lesson plans; and use job related equipment.  Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; and operate equipment using standardized methods.   Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment.  Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans.   Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; and exhibiting tact and patience.


Responsibilities include:  working under limited supervision; fulfilling the responsibilities of the regular teacher as outlined in the lesson plans: and remaining in assigned classroom until students have been dismissed for the day.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands:  occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking and 50% standing.  The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness


Education:    Bachelors Degree


Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                              Valid Arizona Substitute Certificate and/or

                                                              Arizona Teaching Certificate


Continuing Educ./Training               Clearances

                                                              Criminal Background Clearance       

                                                  Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint                                                                 Clearance Card

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Substitute

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

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