Substitute Teacher

$20.28 hourly
  • Macomb County Government
  • Nov 02, 2023
Part time Education Government Professional Services

Job Description


DEPARTMENT: Macomb Community Action

FLSA STATUS: Non- exempt - overtime pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement or Human Resources policy

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period


Under direction, implements all aspects of the Head Start Program in the classroom setting.  Prepares children by meeting program goals, objectives and outcomes to ensure the development of readiness skills and that individual needs are met as determined through assessment, observation and parent input.


Conducts an initial home visit with each family with a child assigned to his/her classroom prior to the start of classes and throughout the program year.

Conducts standardized screening and assessment for every child to ensure child's individual needs are met while integrating program goals, objectives, and outcomes.

Plans daily and weekly curricular activities through online TS GOLD lesson planning.

Implements Independent Education Plan (IEP) for children with disabilities in cooperation with the Disability Coordinator.

Maintains a clean, safe, and healthy classroom environment.

Ensures the desired mental health atmosphere reflected through Positive Behavior Management (PBS) techniques, positive reinforcement and well-integrated daily schedule.

Plans and purchases food for daily nutritional snacks following a planned menu within the Licensing/USDA regulations.

Provides opportunities for parents or guardians to observe and participate in classroom activities; transitions into and out of Head Start, conducts conferences and home visits as established by Program guidelines.

Participates in training programs, region meetings and in-services.

Arranges classroom furniture and materials to facilitate learning.

Compiles annual classroom inventory of furniture and materials.

Maintains current documentation using appropriate forms of Program activities and services provided, including CACAF food program and attendance forms.

Compiles, prepares, and submits information in a timely and accurate manner through manual or internet data entry.

Maintains a positive two-way communication system between parents and the program.

Participates in Parent/Teacher Conferences and home visits for each child twice a year.

Cooperatively works with staff to implement monthly parent/child/family activities including Literacy Days and Evening Parent Events.

Maintains current information regarding Head Start, local, State and Federal regulations for early childhood programming.

Maintains certification, licensure, First Aid, and CPR and continuing education requirements of the program to meet federal and state Child Day Care Licensing Regulations.

Operates an automobile to perform assigned job functions.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • Associate degree (Teacher I), Bachelor's Degree (Teacher II) or Master's Degree (Teacher III) in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education teaching degree with a ZA/ZS endorsement or related field from an accredited college or university

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Previous teaching experience in a classroom setting

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel


Knowledge of:

  • Early childhood development and developmentally appropriate practices

  • Community resources and networks

  • Head Start Performance Standards regarding child health and developmental services, child health and safety, program governance and family partnerships

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with staff, clients, families, outside professionals, agencies and the public

  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring and reviewing work assignments

  • Working with diverse cultures and populations

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Effective time management and organizational skills

Ability to:

  • Provide direction to children and adults in a positive manner

  • Maintain an effective system of documentation

  • Supervise daily classroom operations and assigned teacher aides

  • Work in an environment which embraces the county’s Dignity Campaign

  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language

  • Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred

  • Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions

  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files

  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries

  • Work independently


The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment

Office or similar indoor environment: F/C

Outdoor environment: O

Street environment (near moving traffic): N/S

Construction site: N/S

Confined space: N/S


Individuals who are hostile or irate: O

Individuals with known violent backgrounds: N/S

Extreme cold (below 32 degrees): N/S

Extreme heat (above 100 degrees): N/S

Communicable diseases: N/S

Moving mechanical parts: N/S

Fumes or airborne particles: N/S

Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances, or waste: N/S

Loud noises (85+ decibels): N/S

Blood Borne Pathogens: O


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.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously


Balancing on even or uneven surfaces/ground: N/S

Bending (forward or backward bending at the waist): N/S

Climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms: O

Crawling (moving about on hands and knees). Inspecting in confined spaces: N/S

Digging:  N/S

Driving on sealed and unsealed roads: O

Grasping, gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands: O

Kneeling to work at low levels: N/S

Manual Dexterity (fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing): F/C

Lift/Carry/Move objects from one level/position to another Up to 50 pounds : F/C

Push/Pull objects away from or towards the body: O

Reaching overhead (arms raised above the shoulder) or forward reaching (arms extended): O

Sitting in a seated position during the task performance: F/C

Standing in an upright position without movement: F/C

Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces: F/C

Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces: O


Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations. 

The AFSCME Local 411 bargaining unit represents this position.  Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.

GRANT OR EXTERNALLY FUNDED POSITION –This position will continue only if sufficient grant or external funds are provided.