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Substitute Teacher

Position Type Substitute Teacher
Start 09/30/2019
School Name Giddens School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 07/23/2019

On-Call Substitute Teacher

Giddens School offers preschool through 5th-grade students an education grounded in the belief that critical thinking and social responsibility form the basis of an academically excellent curriculum. Giddens School is one of the most ethnically, economically, and socially diverse independent schools in the Northwest. Students graduate as curious, socially responsive, creative young people who are well-prepared for a lifetime of learning. Please visit our website for more information.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Giddens School is a full-day early childhood and elementary school with a robust and all-inclusive extended day program as a part of the tuition (that is a right...no extra cost). The school’s operating hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30-6:00. As such, on-call substitutes for Giddens School must have some or full availability between these hours of operation. Shifts may be 4-8 hours within that time frame. Assignment opportunities include:

  • Substitute as a lead or assistant teacher in classrooms ranging from preschool through 5th grade.
  • Substitute as a specialist in Spanish, library, music, SPARK, and physical education.
  • Substitute as an Extended Day teacher.

The main responsibility of an on-call substitute is to ensure the continued excellence of a Giddens School experience in the absence of a faculty member. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide supervision at all times to ensure the safety of children.
  • Assist children with a variety of tasks and projects.
  • Follow the plans and the structure of the school day.
  • Supervise children during lunchtime and/or on the playground.

Education and Training

Substitute teachers must have a core appreciation and love for teaching, exploring, and communicating with children.

  • Applicants must have successful experience working with children, preferably ages of 3-11.
  • Substitutes are expected to communicate in a professional manner to all members of the Giddens community.
  • A combination of education and professional experience with children is preferred.


if hired, the applicant must also provide:

  • Current First Aid/CPR and BBP/HIV training certification, or be willing to obtain within 6 months of hire.


  • $19.00/hr for subbing for a Lead School Day Teacher or Specialist
  • $17.00/hr for subbing for an Extended Day Teacher or Classroom Assistant

Please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@giddensschool.org.
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