Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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Substitute Teacher

If you enjoy working with young children and need varying hours each week, consider joining CAPCO’s Head Start/Early Head Start Program, today! Our Substitute Teachers are called for work on an as needed basis when extra staffing is available.

Position: Classroom Substitute
Program: Head Start/Early Head Start
Reports to: Classroom Supervisor
Status: Variable Hours, up to 37.5 hours per week
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm
Hourly Wage: $15.00 per hour

Job Function: Under guidance of the Classroom Supervisor or Education Assistant plan and coordinate the administration and implementation of the Educational Services Functional Area of the Performance Standards and other education requirements by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Must work cooperatively with the center staff to facilitate daily activities in the absence of a center staff person.
  • Has the ability to be flexible with frequent daily schedule and location changes.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the children in the center, on the playground, in the gym, and on field trips.
  • Provides active supervision to children
  • Assist with snack and mealtimes. Helps prepare snack and meals. Acts as a role model and eats with the children.
  • Helps in dealing with the daily center chores and services which include sweeping, sanitizing tables and other areas, setting tables, monitor and/or assist with toileting and tooth brushing, assisting with arrival and dismissal of children, and monitor rest times.
  • Must work jointly with all staff to promote a team approach of the delivery of Head Start services for all enrolled children, their families, and the community at large.
  • Promotes positive behavior guidance to all children.
  • Maintains professionalism, uses language appropriate for early childhood settings.

Qualifications and Requirements: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); prefer related experience and/or training in a child care setting. Should have a strong desire to work with children birth – 5 years old. Acceptable NYS Driver's License. Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Must complete Dare Care regulation trainings, Initial Day Care Physical Exam and TB Testing, Fingerprint clearance for criminal background check.

CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.