On-Site Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teachers Richmond, California




Job Description

Title: On-Site Substitute Teacher 

Division: School Wide

Location: Richmond, CA

Reports to: Substitute Coordinator

Status: Full-Time (During the Academic Year)


Position Summary

The role of the On-Site Substitute Teacher, under the direction of the Substitute Coordinator, is to ensure that students receive high quality instruction in the absence of their classroom teachers. On-Site substitute teachers will work in the Middle and Upper School as needed.


Primary Responsibilities

Classroom Management

  • Implement  teacher lesson plans and ensure students are engaged in learning at all times
  • Communicate student progress to Substitute Coordinator and Instructor
  • Employ classroom management techniques in alignment with Making Waves Academy culture, policies, and expectations
  • Supervise students to ensure safety
  • Communicate student behaviors requiring follow-up from school leadership and submit to Substitute Coordinator
  • Serve as a Mandated Reporter


Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

Mission Alignment

  • Communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community 
  • Collaborate and be a positive “team player” with colleagues, parents and community members to affect the best outcomes for students 



  • Additional duties as assigned by Substitute Coordinator


Work Environment

This job operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, whiteboards and Chromebooks.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift items more than 10 lbs.







  • Substitute teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities in an educational setting



  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to teach effectively within an ethnically and culturally diverse, student-oriented setting
  • Ability to complete tasks and meet deadlines independently
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to utilize technology in the classroom
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change 



  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing required
  • Meets California Basic Skills Requirement with passing scores or coursework. 
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  • CTC Fingerprint/Certificate of Clearance (COC) required.
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  • Spanish language proficiency preferred


Don’t have a credential? Please send official transcripts to [email protected] for support to obtain a 30-day substitute permit.


Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy extends to all job applicants and employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring of new employees and the training, transfer, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits of existing employees. For a full copy of our non-discrimination policy, visit: https://bit.ly/mwapublicnotices