Reports to: Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools
Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 25 schools in the United States and Canada. The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities. With a total enrollment of approximately 600 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.
The Full-Time Substitute Teacher is directly accountable to the Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools and works to implement the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred Heart education.
The Full-Time Substitute Teacher provides substitute teaching coverage for all grades and subjects, senior kindergarten through 8th grade. When possible, they interface with the teacher in advance to become familiar with the lessons to be taught. If there is no specific substitute assignment for a day, they will reach out to division heads and/or other teachers to offer assistance in a specific division or throughout the Schools.
The Full-Time Substitute Teacher:
is comfortable teaching all grades and interfacing with all children ages 5-14.
is comfortable teaching math for 3rd - 5th grade and has some knowledge of algebra at the middle school level.
learns Science Labs and is able to teach them at the middle school level if needed.
works closely with the division heads regarding school procedures and classroom management.
serves as the point person for other substitute teachers if there are questions regarding their responsibilities.
is flexible and adaptable to any situation that arises regarding teaching or duties assigned during the day.
covers short and long-term subbing for a teacher, if needed.
has knowledge of a foreign language but is not required.
is proficient in the use of technology i.e., document cameras, classroom projectors, laptops, and iPads.
Essential Job Functions:
Providing substitute teaching coverage for all grades and subjects, senior kindergarten through 8th grade.
Working with School Office Assistant/Substitute Teacher Coordinator for daily substitute teaching assignments
Providing support to School Office & Portry
Fulfilling other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools which are subject to change at any time including to satisfy a reasonable accommodation or for other reasons
A Successful Candidate will:
Demonstrate good organization and attention to detail
Have excellent communication skills with service orientation
Be highly motivated, ethical, and eager to learn
Prioritize and multi-task effectively
Enjoy working both independently and as a member of a team
Continuously strive for process improvement and quality outcomes
Qualities and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required
3 - 5 years of teaching experience
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Apply directly at the School's website (www.shschicago.org) in the Career Opportunities section, submitting a cover letter and resume.
Sacred Heart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.