Guest Emergency Teacher
Guest Emergency Teacher
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Substitute
Salary: $131.07 - $131.07
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
JOB TITLE: EMERGENCY GUEST TEACHER
SUMMARY: The position of Emergency Guest Teacher is to provide continuity of the learning environment in the
absence of a regular classroom teacher. The Emergency Guest Teacher will present the lesson prepared by the
teacher or provide alternative instruction if lesson plans are not available. Emergency Guest Teachers are expected
to maintain a level of classroom control that allows student to learn.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.
Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining
the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.
The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune
their craft and grow in their profession.
- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned from the
regular teacher or by the Principal or designee.
- Teach and follow the recommended District Student Exit Outcomes at each level and subject area.
- Integrate a variety of instructional strategies and curriculum content.
- Prepare effective plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting and challenging.
- Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly.
- Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process.
- Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align curriculum,
instruction, and interdisciplinary projects.
- Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate.
- Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom.
- Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner.
- Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility.
- Enforce rules throughout the school.
- Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree and eligible to be certified by the State of Washington as an emergency teacher
JOB DESCRIPTION: EMERGENCY GUEST TEACHER
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Current trends and practices in education
Instructional theory and its application
Techniques to motivate student learning via inquiry, discussion, and application of knowledge
Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting
Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics
Standards-based instruction and familiarity with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Maintain effective working relationships with other people.
Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software.
Provide instructional leadership
Organize and set priorities
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom.
Apply current trends and practices in education
Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting
Use technology to enhance instruction
Be fair and consistent with all students
Provide guidance and assistance to students
Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or Designee
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with
angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent
interruptions in their work schedule.
Created/Updated by Human Resources, 2014.01.07
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.