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Substitute Teacher: Infant, Toddler and Preschool - Citrus County 

Category Education  


Provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 



  1. To become the Primary Caregiver/Teacher when a regular classroom teacher is absent
  2. To familiarize self with the day's planned activities
  3. To implement culturally sensitive educational activities that are developmentally appropriate for each child's age and language in an individual or small group setting
  4. To provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline Policy
  5. To develop nurturing relationships with each child which encourage his or her social and emotional development
  6. To maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards.  (These may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DCF and Early Head Start.)
  7. To follow policies and procedures regarding medical and dental emergencies, short-term exclusion of children, and the administration, handling and storing of medications
  8. To ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.
  9. To maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center.
  10. To provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking to staff about their children.
  11. To encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.
  12. To eat with children, encouraging proper eating habits and conversation.
  13. Early Head Start - To follow infants' individual feeding schedules, and hold infants who cannot sit independently while feeding.
  14. To communicate regularly with other staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information.
  15. To have a cooperative, positive and supportive attitude within the program.
  16. To follow directions and assignments as given.
  17. To maintain appropriate record keeping, including maintaining children's portfolios when covering for extended staff absences.
  18. To assist in kitchen and/or cleaning duties as assigned

 (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • DCF 45-hour training preferred
  • Experience in a child care setting preferred


  • Knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children ages birth to 5 years.
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children
  • Ability to exercise control and maintain appropriate classroom discipline
  • Ability and willingness to implement the approved curriculum
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity
  • Ability to build and establish collaborative relationships
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and families
  • Demonstrates proper use of grammar and communication skills
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records
  • A willingness to learn and continue personal education


  • Complete TB screening & physical within ten (10) days of hire BUT BEFORE HAVING CONTACT WITH CHILDREN.  Renew every 2 years.
  • Commence within thirty (30) days and complete within 6 months of employment the DCF required 45 hr training.
  • Complete 10 hours of in-service training hours each fiscal year (July-June)


  • Work involves constant visual supervision of children and tolerance of loud noise
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Environment includes indoor classroom and outdoor playground


  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds.  Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Salary Range $12-13.00 Hourly  
Travel Requirements  
Position Substitute  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Raelyn Durham  
Number of Openings 7  
Number Filled 5  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-17-00069  
Open Date 6/21/2021  
Location Citrus County  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, and Citrus counties and the Early Head Start grantee in Gainesville. As a result, we now serve another 1,500 children and their families in these areas.

ECS uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. It is a "whole" child approach - helping kids grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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