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On Call Substitute Teacher
Job Code:2021-KIEFER-003
Salary Range:$17.00/hour-

Kiefer School provides special education for children who experience difficulty in their home school due to severe emotional, behavioral and/or learning challenges. The goal is to improve a child’s ability to function within the public school setting by providing intensive intervention in small classrooms and a range of treatment and support services to the student and their family. Kiefer is an AdvancEd accredited, ISBE-approved private school.

A substitute teacher at Kiefer School is a job that is filled with variety.  Substitutes will be assigned to various classrooms in the absence of regularly assigned teachers.  Substitutes will encounter a wide array of ages, ability levels and disabilities at Kiefer.

Job Function:

Effectively carries out lesson plans and behavior intervention plans in the absence of the teacher while maintaining professional boundaries, demeanor and classroom control


- Bachelor’s Degree, Substitute Teacher’s Certificate, Teaching Certificate, and certification in Special Education preferred
- Experience working with special education students desirable
- Demonstrates the ability to relate effectively to students, parents and staff
- Demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children, staff and families served
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
- Works effectively within a treatment team
- Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, confidential manner
- Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information
- Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related problems and stress