Upside Preschool Substitute Teacher

· Prescott Valley, Arizona
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Position: Upside Preschool Substitute Teacher

Reports to: Upside Preschool Director

Status: Varied, Non-Exempt, 12 month

Supervises: N/A


The Upside Preschool (UP) is a non-profit associate of Park Collective, where we believe that good things can flourish. The school is dedicated to providing excellent quality preschool and daycare services to our neighbors in Prescott Valley at a reasonable cost. The school is a Christian Preschool and as such will reflect those beliefs through Biblical instruction, curriculum, activities, and the actions and behavior of the Staff. It is a place where children of all socioeconomic and faiths are welcome.


The Upside Preschool Substitute Teacher’s responsibilities include: creating a safe, structured, loving and fun learning environment for young children. The Sub will be expected to follow the policies and procedures of the school and enforce the rules of their classroom.



The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for the following:

  1. Manage the classroom
  • Interacts appropriately and positively with children and parents.
  • Follows the policies and procedures of Upside Preschool which includes following state and licensing guidelines and upholding the standards of the Empowerment Program.
  • Lead the children in their classroom with positive modeling of behavior.
  • Work alongside the aide(s) to achieve classroom goals and ensure safety of the children in their care.
  • Keep the structure of the classroom by following the provided schedule and curriculum.
  • Will participate in emergency drills in a calm and professional manner.
  1. Licensing and Compliance
  • Substitute Teacher should have proper experience and education as required for state licensing which should include one or more of the following:
    1. HS diploma and 6+months experience
    2. Associates or Bachelors in ECE
    3. NAC/CDA/CCP certificate
  • Will be required to attend 18 hours of training per year
  • Will be required to have a current first aid and CPR training card/certificate
  • Will be required to pass a background check and have a level one fingerprint clearance card.
  • Will be updated on her vaccinations and have a negative TB test (within the last 6 months) .



  • Demonstrates a heart and passion for children
  • Working knowledge of childcare regulations and safety practices
  • Must be versatile and collaborative team player with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks. Be able to prioritize effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians, and co-workers.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict with an attitude of humility
  • Ability to use good judgement and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to handle emergency situations with a professional and confident demeanor
  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Theologically and doctrinally aligned with Heights Church on important matters
  • Demonstrates evidence of a Christ-like attitude in words and actions, with humility
  • Must meet AZ State requirements for a Preschool Teacher
  • A Degree or Certificate in Early Childhood is preferred
  • An understanding of young children and their developmentally appropriate needs
  • A clear background check, fingerprint and safety check is required
  • Previous experience as a Preschool Teacher is preferred
  • Maintain CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit both in a chair and on the floor. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The job requires being inside and outside of the building. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.



The 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.



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  • Location
    Prescott Valley, Arizona
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience