Substitute Teacher - Elementary School Campus only
Job Type

Job Summary:

Substitute teachers supply qualified classroom supervision in the absence of the regular teacher. Classroom operations should continue as normally as possible, so substitute teachers need to be capable classroom managers as well as Christian role models for students.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to and honors Valley Christian’s standards, policies, procedures as outlined in the Substitute Guide
  • Demonstrate solid classroom management skills
  • Follow lesson plans created by the regular classroom teacher
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in decision-making
  • Follow all crisis management procedures in the event of an emergency or drill
  • Complete accurate attendance records and submit as required
  • Cover other teacher’s classes as needed
  • Fill duties of the regular teacher as assigned
  • Adhere to Valley Christian policies, procedures/processes, and codes
  • Performs other related assigned duties


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is a consistent testimony among others
  • Faithfully attend and financially support a local church whose beliefs are in agreement with our school
  • Must have and maintain a valid level one IVP fingerprint card
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software 
  • Must provide proper documentation for the I-9 form
  • Ability to multi-task with organization
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment, and to react with discretion under varying conditions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with students and other staff members

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must have either a Bachelor’s degree or a valid Arizona teaching certificate 

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience as a classroom teacher or a substitute teacher preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk using a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds

Background Check Statement:

VCS conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. 

About Valley Christian Schools:

Valley Christian Schools offers students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade big school opportunities in a small school environment. Established in 1982, VCS provides 1100+ students a distinctly Christian education with excellent academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts and a supporting community that encourages spiritual growth and the success of our students in and out of the classroom across our three East Valley campuses. Valley Christian is ranked as one of the Top 50 Christian high schools in the U.S., the #1 Christian High School in Arizona, and as one of the Top 125 Places to Work in Arizona. For more information visit,

PLEASE NOTE: Subject to the Constitution of the United States and all applicable state and federal laws, Valley Christian Schools does not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in its admissions or in the administration of its education policies, programs, or activities. In addition, subject to Subject to the Constitution of the United States and all applicable state and federal laws, Valley Christian Schools does not discriminate in its employment practices. Valley Christian Schools is a Christian education institution and, in compliance with Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. It is our desire to build an employee community of individuals who are currently living out their Christian faith that agree with our Statement of Faith, beliefs, philosophy, and qualifications.