Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers may be assigned to work with children from infancy through age five. Subs work with the teaching team in each classroom. Duties include reading, conducting circle time activities, assisting with meals and naptime, and supervision of children in the classroom and playground.

Substitutes are needed both full days and part days, Monday through Friday, between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Newell Drive and Diamond Village and 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Lake Alice.

Application Process:

  • Download and complete OPS and Student Assistant Application
  • Email application and resume (highlighting experience working with young children) to Associate Director Kelly Jamison keljs@ufl.edu with the subject line: Substitute Teacher Application
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received
  • If you meet hiring requirements, you will be scheduled for an interview (interviews are typically held once a semester, or on an as-needed basis

Requirements for employment as a substitute with Baby Gator:

  • 2 years of experience working/volunteering with young children in preschool, school, or camp setting
  • DCF 40 Hour Training Certificate

  OR

  • 2 years of experience working/volunteering with young children in preschool, school, or camp setting

A. Successful completion of required trainings within the specified time frame:

Within the first… DCF Trainings UF Trainings Other
30 days
  • Health Safety and Nutrition (HSAN – 8 hours)  – online training and competency exam OR just competency exam
  • FireExtinguisher Training

– of new hire checklist/orientation process

90 days
  • Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (CAAN – 4 hours)  – online training and competency exam OR just competency exam
  •    Child Growth and Development  (CGDR – 6 hours) – online training and competency exam OR just competency exam
  • Behavioral Observation and Screening (BOSR – 6 hours)  – online training and competency exam OR just competency exam
  • Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations (FACR – 6 hours) – online training and competency exam OR just competency exam
  • Maintaining a Safe and Respectful Campus (GET803)
  • FERPA Basics (PRV802)
  • Protecting Social Security Numbers (PRV804)
6 months
  • Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practices (UDAP – 5 hours) – online training and competency exam, AND one (1) of the following:

o   Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices (ITPR – 5 Hours) – online training and competency exam

o Appropriate Practices (PSPR – 5 hours) – online training and competency exam

 

1 year
  • Early Literacy for Children Birth through Three (ELC – 5 hours) – online training only
2 years
  • Basic Guidance and Discipline (BGD – 5 hours) – online training only

DCF online trainings cost $10 each and the competency exam cost $5 each.