Extended Program Substitute Teacher

October 3, 2019

Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop the courage to become more than great students, but great people.

The Extended Program Substitute Teacher will report to the  Director of Extended Programs and help the EP team at either campus with operations for the assigned afternoon. Students learn to socialize with peers and EP teachers through organized as well as unstructured, developmentally appropriate play. EP substitutes are needed on a case-by-case basis.


  • Report to designated campus by the agreed upon time and stay until dismissed.
  • Listen to the day’s game plan, as laid out by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.
  • Supervise and facilitate sports, cooperative games, and arts and crafts.
  • Maintain as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and program to which assigned.
  • Perform all extra duties for the absent teacher.
  • Maintain a professional appearance as an example for students.


The candidate must have:

  • Experience with TK – 8th grade children (any combination of grades within)
  • Attention to the social-emotional needs of elementary and/or middle school students and a genuine liking for early adolescents
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in teams
  • Committed to creating a fun and safe environment
  • Strong track record of working with parents
  • Sense of humor
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm
  • Previous work experience such as early childhood education, food prep, camps, and childcare preferred.

How to Apply

Send a resume to:

Ashley Foster, Director of Extended Programs
Prospect Sierra School
2060 Tapscott Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Email: tapscottjobs@prospectsierra.org

Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply for this job email your details to tapscottjobs@prospectsierra.org