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Substitute Teacher - On Call

Position: Substitute Teacher - On call
Hours/Week   Determined based on need and availability
Classification   On Call As Needed
Starting Rate:   $16.50 Fixed Rate
 Sick Leave    Up to 3 Days Annually


Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services to youth, families and children in the City of Alameda.

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to qualifying pregnant women and families with children birth to 5 years of age.  Child development, health and family support services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the individual needs of low-income and at-risk children and families.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Support Services Coordinator, and with support from the Center Director and/or acting Site Supervisor, the Substitute Teacher will provide support and assist in all aspects of operating a quality Head Start/Early Head Start classroom when the regular classroom teacher is absent.  

General Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage and support in maintaining the required adult-child ratio as mandated in the Community Care Licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  • Ensure children’s health and safety, support ongoing monitoring and active supervision Work with permanent staff to ensure the safety of children and provide developmentally appropriate activities that are in keeping with the program’s curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, PITC and CSEFEL) in alignment with the established Child Outcomes Framework.
  • Utilize active supervision strategies to ensure that no child in our care is left unsupervised.
  • Work with, contribute to, and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by encouraging and facilitating problem solving strategies; accepting supervision, and working closely with direct service staff, program management, agency administration, community partners, parents, coaches & consultants to ensure high-quality services and implementation of best practices.
  • Discuss concerns with regular staff when a child’s behavior is unsafe to self or others, and/or notify Center Director and/or acting Site Supervisor when additional support is needed.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with emergency health and safety policies, procedures and protocols (including but not limited to COVID-19 response services).

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience

  • Minimum of 12 ECE units required with Infant/Toddler ECE units preferred
  • Experience in early child care setting or social service setting
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  • Second language skills are desirable

Equal Opportunity Employment

Alameda Family Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to: