Substitute Teacher PK-8
The Rashi School, Dedham, MA
The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades PK-8 seeks substitute teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. Substitute Teachers are tasked with maintaining continuity and quality in the assigned instructional program during the regularly scheduled teacher’s absence. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends.
Rashi’s Lower School uses a collaborative teaching model to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience through collaborative teaching which models behaviors of the adults. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission.
Rashi’s Middle School seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience. We are looking for educators with a history of positive, caring student-teacher interactions, rich content expertise, and student-centered approaches to join a team of exceptional faculty who utilize a strength based approach to empower students to be their best selves in and out of the classroom. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit, and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission.
- Follow the instructional guide and class expectations outlined in teachers’ lesson plans.
- Create and maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom.
- Keep a daily log about the progress of the day and leave it for the regular teacher
- Clean teaching area at the end of the day – put all equipment and materials away. If it is the usual daily practice, have students place chairs on the desks.
- Perform any other tasks assigned to the absent teacher on that day (lunch, recess, etc.)
- Be familiar with fire exits, fire drill procedures, and safety procedures.
- Clear communicator
- Open to feedback
- Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
- Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Previous experience working with children in a school setting is preferred.
- Substitute teachers are considered W-2 employees. A suitable background check including FBI fingerprinting, a completed Form I-9, Form W-4, and other documents are required.
- Short term substitute teachers are paid $120 per day in gross wages for days worked ($60 per half day).
- Substitute teachers are paid by direct deposit on the 15th day and the last day of the month (or the previous weekday if payday falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Federal holiday).
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and list of professional references to email@example.com.
Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their varied identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.