Website Alaya Preschool

Job Summary
The Alaya Substitute Teacher is responsible for working with the Lead Teacher and other members of the teaching team in the general supervision and management of a class of children. The number of children and staff in the classroom will depend of the classroom assignment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

* Considers individual children in relationship to their cultural and social-economic background.
* Helps children become aware in their roles as integral members of a group.
* Takes responsibility, as part of a teaching team, for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom.
* Assumes an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
* Actively participates in professional development opportunities as they arise, including feedback skills and the capacity for ongoing self-examination, as well as learning opportunities associated with Naropa University’s JEDI initiative (Justice, Equity,  Diversity and Inclusion)
* Other tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum length of prior relevant professional experience required:
* One year as a classroom teacher or substitute teacher in a pre-K or elementary education setting

Other Experience, Knowledge, Skills, or Competencies Requirements?
* High degree of emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and assertive communication skills
* Ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties
* Able to relate well to young children and adults
* Ability to work well with families and staff
* Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.

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