Position:                     Long-Term Substitute Health Teacher

Department:               Middle School

Reports to:                 Principal

FLSA Classification:   Exempt                                   

Approved by:              John F. Doherty, Ed.D                                

Revision Date:            April 2016


SUMMARY:  Parker Middle School seeks a dynamic health teacher for a part time, 8-week leave, starting March 15, 2021. The teacher should be prepared to teach in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays and provide asynchronous material remotely on Fridays. The teacher will help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their education; create a program of study and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to become successful individuals, in accordance with each pupil’s ability; establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises the classroom and students.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.





Minimum of baccalaureate degree, master’s degree preferred.



Must possess valid Massachusetts teacher licensure appropriate for subject area to be taught.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about to provide services and may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces.



The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students. While the majority of the work day is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for fire drills and/or special activities.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.