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On-Call Substitute Teacher

Position Type Substitute Teacher
Start 01/13/2020
School Name St. Thomas School
City, State Bellevue, WA 
Posted 10/17/2019

Job Details
St Thomas School - Medina, WA
Part Time


You thrive working in a fast-paced environment with others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. Helping others and making an impact is important to you. You enjoy being part of something bigger than yourself. You are committed to excellence and professional growth.

Who We Are:

What We Offer:

  • Non-Sectarian
  • Competitive salary
  • Independent
  • Extraordinary work environment
  • Preschool – Eighth Grade
  • Excellent colleagues

Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for preschool through 8th grade students. STS is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 360 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.

We are seeking to develop a list of on-call substitute teachers for various disciplines and grade levels to help us advance our vision of being a recognized leader in early childhood through 8th Grade education. Were looking for energetic individuals who can adapt quickly to changing circumstances, individuals who work effectively independently as well as part of a team, and who are passionate about teaching to pre-school to middle school-aged children and enhancing student life. If that sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you! Since this position is part-time and temporary, only mandated benefits are offered. STS offers pay competitive with public and independent schools and an extraordinary work environment. Qualified substitutes will be added to a database of professionals that are contacted and paid directly by the school.

Job Summary:

Under close partnership with, and at the direction of, the Director of the Early Learning Center/Extended Day, the Director of the Elementary Center, and/or Director of the Middle School, provides an exemplary instructional experience in the classroom.

Main Areas of Need:

  • Early Learning Center (Preschool-Kindergarten)
  • Elementary School (1-4th Grade self-contained classrooms)
  • Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Teachers; Humanities teachers
  • Instructional Assistants in the Early Learning Center and Elementary Center
  • Flexibility and willingness to float (have more than one role during a given day)
  • In all cases Substitutes will be involved in classrooms, at recess, at lunch, etc.

Required Education, Training & Experience:

  • Experience as a classroom teacher
  • A college degree in education or related discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A strong desire to work with children and to acquire a deep understanding of developmental stages of growth
  • Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy is a plus
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
  • Flexibility to work with a number of faculty and staff members in an ever changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents

If this sounds like you, please visit our careers website and follow the instructions to complete our online employment application. Then upload your résumé, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and three recent letters of reference. Substitutes are expected to meet with a member of the administration and complete a background check. Background checking fees are paid by the substitute; however, if you work with us for at least five times, we will refund the background checking fee to you. Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.

Positions open ongoing. No phone calls or drop ins please.


This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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