Head Start Substitute Teacher
Posted in Part Time

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist other classroom staff in planning and implementing a child development program for Head Start classrooms that aligns with developmentally appropriate practices and meets Head Start Performance Standards/TDFPS licensing requirements.
  • Assure child-staff ratios are maintained at all times according to Head Start Performance Standards/TDFPS.
  • Maintain an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with each child’s family, encourage their involvement in the program, and promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
  • Assist in developing lesson plans to include all program areas implement positive learning experiences to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving, creativity, sense of self and group belonging
  • Maintain records of enrolled children and families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards/TDFPS and program policies.
  • Promote feelings of security and trust in children by being warm, supportive and comforting, and by establishing strong and caring relationships with them
  • Utilize the Child Guidance Plan to maintain positive child guidance methods, Behavioral Tracking and appropriate documentation.
  • Conduct home visits and parent conferences only at the request of the Site Manager.
  • Regularly monitor children on playground and equipment to ensure safe, appropriate play and that children are visible at all times
  • Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur. Provide First Aid or CPR, prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens, and assess the need for emergency services. Communicate with CD or designee about incidents/illness to insure appropriate reporting to parents and other as per program policies for Incidents and site visits by TDFPS
  • Responsible for cleaning duties including mopping, sweeping, dusting, cleaning restrooms or any other cleaning duties as assigned by the Site Manager
  • Promote Parent Engagement Activities
  • Responsible for reporting to their supervisor or designee, if they witness or see anything or anyone not following the SPCAA procedures or processes that place a person or program records at risk
  • Capture, value, and appropriately document In-Kind, non-federal share


  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Teacher assistant or daycare experience highly preferred
  • Embrace the principle of the parent as the primary educator and support attachment of parent and child
  • Ability/knowledge of personal computer operations within a Windows software environment required
  • Available for a light amount of night and weekend work

Substitute Teachers needed in the following areas-

  • Levelland
  • Lubbock
  • Denver City 
  • Brownfield
  • Plainview
  • Littlefield
  • Post
Job Location
Lubbock, TX
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