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Substitute Teacher - IDEA Tampa Bay Region (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2023-2024
Location: IDEA Hope
Region: Tampa Bay, FL
Category: Instructional
Job Type: Part-Time


Role Mission: 

In the absence of the classroom teacher, the substitute teacher provides instruction and manages the learning environment. The substitute is responsible for always ensuring student safety by actively supervising scholars while maintaining a positive environment. This position reports directly to the Regional Substitute Staffing Manager and is managed at the campus level for day-to-day assignments by the administrative assistant, campus principal and instructional lead team. 


Why become a Substitute Teacher at IDEA? 
IDEA substitute teachers are provided with competitive compensation while preparing them for success in the classroom working alongside high-performing teachers. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment where substitute teachers are part of our IDEA Team & Family and are given the opportunities to learn, develop, and grow into future classroom teachers or co-teachers. We also welcome any veteran or retired teacher who wants to be part of our program to serve scholars in pursuit of our College-for-All mission.



  • Work a minimum of 2 assignments a week
  • Be on time and complete all scheduled assignments
  • Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Execute lesson plans and perform all other duties as assigned. 
  • Ensure student safety
  • Maintain positive learning environment


$130 per day for Bachelor's degreed subs. $100 per day for non-degreed substitute teachers. An increase in pay occurs when a substitute works a long-term assignments (+10 consecutive days on the same assignment) up to $170 per day.

In this role you will: 

1- Perform substitute duties as assigned

  • Follow substitute plans as indicated by administration or absent teacher. 
  • Conduct assigned classes at the scheduled times
  • Complete additional duties, which could include hallway, lunch or recess monitoring
  • Maintain a safe learning environment utilizing the campus behavior management system and resources
  • Actively monitors students at all times
  • Use positive reinforcement when responding to students


2- Complete Professional Development and comply with all legal requirements

  • Complete assigned professional development and compliance courses (synchronous or asynchronous) upon hire, and throughout the school year as needed. 

3- Follows professional practices and regulations consistent with IDEA systems and policies in working with students, students’ records, parents, and colleagues.

  • Implement feedback received from campus leadership and/or Regional Substitute Staffing Manager
  • Use IDEA e-mail account for all communication and respond to all communication within 24 hours.
  • Dress in a manner consistent with school policies. 
  • Enforce regulations concerning student conduct and discipline. 
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding, and respect for the communities in which they identify.   
  • Maintain student confidentiality. 
  • Model correct use of English oral and written language
  • Contribute in a positive way to the school-wide culture
  • Assume responsibility for supervising students in out-of-class settings while on campus. 


4- Ensure accuracy of Frontline – our substitute management and scheduling tool

  • Work a minimum of 2 assignments per week
  • Cancel assignment(s) with a 48-hour advance notice
  • In an emergency cancelation, contact the school and manager before 6:45 a.m.
  • Review Frontline records weekly to ensure accuracy


5- Fulfill all additional “Long-Term Substitute” expectations if you accept such an assignment

  • Work 5 days a week
  • Participate in on-going professional development for implementing curriculum
  • Review curriculum, prepare and adapt lesson plans
  • Input student grades in a timely manner
  • Long-Term Substitutes are expected to utilize the teacher planning period to complete additional responsibilities.
  • Work is not to be completed outside the hours of 7:15 – 4:15



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution OR a high-school diploma and at least 1 year of experience working with children. 
  • Pass a background check
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. 
  • A belief that a college education is possible for all children, and a commitment to developing a school-wide culture that fosters a productive, enthusiastic learning environment. 


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff, and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures.  Visit to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.


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