Guest Teacher (In Person Substitute)
Holyoke Public Schools

Job Order #: 19759118

Holyoke, MA 01040

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 10/3/2023

EXPIRES 1/1/2024

Job Description

Guest Teacher (Substitute)

Job Description
HPS is currently recruiting Guest Teachers (Substitutes) to support the District's re-entry. Holyoke Public Schools number one concern is the safety of all students and staff, therefore we are diligently adhering to the CDC, State and DESE guidelines for all COVID protocols. Please visit to review our re-entry plan. While we will be starting the interview process for this position is shortly, the expected start date is mid February.

Job Description:
Be flexible in order to meet the school administration?s needs and readily adapt to the needs of the classroom.
Arrive 20 minutes early to review all materials and make sure you?re prepared before the students arrive in the classroom.
Reports to the main office upon arrival at school.
Create and enforce structured discipline and classroom control.
Establish a safe and positive environment for all students and staff members.
Assume responsibility overseeing student behavior in the classroom and surrounding areas in order to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students.  
Protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Honor the teacher and school policies, procedures, and schedules.
Report all incidents of students, including injuries, accidents, illnesses, and behavioral problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible.
Implement lesson plans and instructions left by the absent teacher.
Utilize all academic class time to continue the students? learning progress.
Engage all students in lesson through interactive, effective teaching methods to maintain progress in the teaching curricula.
Organize students and classroom for effective instruction.
Complete a Substitute Teacher Report Form for the regular classroom teacher at the end of every assignment.
Return all instructional materials, equipment, and keys to proper location at the end of the day.
Participate in Guest Teacher Onboarding/Training
Utilize the appropriate distance learning platform to facilitate instruction for students
Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school/division policies and practices.

Must be willing to work a minimum of 3 days per week
Ability to build positive relationships with all students
Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
Committed to equity and anti-racism
Experience working in an urban setting, preferred
Experience working with diverse student populations, preferred
Ability to read, interpret, and apply student performance data to instructional planning and execution
Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills
Experience of various distance learning (preferred) or ability to learn (required) (Google Classroom, Zoom etc.)
Bilingual applicants (Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply

Primary Location    SYSTEM WIDE
Salary Range    $90.00 - $125.00 / PER DIEM/ TEMPORARY
Shift Type    Part-Time

How To Apply

Please apply at:


HHS Dean
Holyoke, MA 01040

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$90.00 - $125.00 per hour


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Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience




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57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040