Upbring Careers

Early Childhood Teacher & Aide Substitute

Job ID
1st Shift
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Upbring School is seeking Early Childhood Teacher/Aide Substitutes committed to stepping in when called to facilitate and/or assist in managing the classroom in a manner that creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for the growth, well-being, and development of the children. The Early Childhood Substitute is a PRN employee that will provide coverage when staff Teachers and/or Aides are absent to ensure minimal disruption to the classroom and the developmentally-appropriate achievement for all children. Upbring School meets and exceeds Department of Family and Protective Services standards.


Essential Duties

  • Delivers all learning experiences that teach/lead students into a growing relationship with Christ and assists students to achieve their potential
  • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values
  • Cooperate and support the administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school
  • Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters
  • Recognize the need for good public relations and represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration
  • Deliver center-based daily lessons written by the classroom teacher
  • Maintain a positive, age appropriate and structured learning environment to ensure students achieve academic excellence
  • Maintain a clean and attractive classroom environment
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to: attendance, behavior, student achievement, data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, textbooks, etc.
  • Supervise extra-curricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned
  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
  • Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school
  • Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned 

Working Relationships

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a loving, rigorous, and safe environment across the entire school.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication, providing accessibility to students and families beyond the course of the typical school day.
  • Work as a team player exhibiting professional behavior and a positive attitude with leadership, staff, the church, volunteers, children, and families that reflects positively on the school and is consistent with school policies, practices, and code of ethics


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education – OR – current CDA Certification
  • 2 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement early childhood curriculum with emphasis on hands-on learning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members and ability to interact and communicate professionally with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize competing tasks, requests, and projects and meeting deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication; able to produce quality well-written documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; ability to take initiative with limited supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • 3 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and conversational, based on service area and service population)
  • Spiritually mature Christian active in the worship life of his/her church
  • LCMS qualification by Lutheran Teacher Diploma or Colloquy
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Career Progression

This position is eligible to move into full-time Early Childhood Aide or Teacher roles when positions are available, the employee meets the minimum qualifications, the promotion/transfer eligibility guidelines are met, and the employee is not on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).


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