Substitute Teachers

Hours: Part-time, as needed

Rate: $16/hr

King Street Center’s Programs seek individuals with childcare experience to join our substitute teacher list to provide support in the classroom and engage with children during our operating hours of 8am-6pm. We have subbing opportunities in our Early Education (18 months – 5 years), Afterschool (K-5th grade) and Teen (middle & high school) Programs. Substitutes may choose to work in one or several programs, depending on experience and interest.


  • Attend to the care, safety and well being of children.
  • Provide appropriate support to meet needs of individual children.
  • Promote independence by allowing children to solve their own problems.
  • Listen to children with interest, answer questions, and maintain a receptive attitude.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position, nor does every position necessarily require these duties.


  • Officially reports to the Program Director
  • Interacts with other KSC program staff, visiting educators, community service providers, and special educators


  • Some knowledge of the English language.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisor(s) and co-workers.


Must be at least 18 years old. Some experience working with children, either professionally or personally, is preferred.


Work is conducted primarily inside, with daily outdoor playground activities as weather permits. Must be able to walk distances to neighborhood sites and participate in gross motor activities. Must be able to participate in children’s activities that involve sitting, standing, grasping, touching, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Must be able to handle the stress and tension that contact with children and parents bring every day. Potential for injury from physical interplay with children, and for illness passed along from children.

Occasional lifting of furniture, materials and children, weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasional interaction with children and families exhibiting some instability in their behavior. Some potential for risks to physical safety and security of the facility.

Email to tell us about your interest in this position, your availability, and your experience working with young children.