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Morning Sub and Instructional Support Teacher AE

Mary's Center
Crystal, Virginia
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Job Role
Support Staff
Briya is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our organization and the communities we serve. We embrace diversity of experiences, ideas, and individuals, and seek to bring a diverse group of candidates to the table.

Important Note: Briya is mandating a fully vaccinated COVID-19 status for all staff, except for those that demonstrate an approved medical or religious exception.

Position Summary:

The Substitute & Instructional Support Teacher is part of the adult education team at Briya Public Charter School - a leading two-generation education program serving immigrant parents and their young children in Washington, D.C. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming.

The core adult education program is comprised of three highly integrated areas of study: English, parenting, and digital literacy. The curriculum prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to navigate their community as effective parents, employees, and citizens. Our integrated ESL-DL-Child Development adult education classes are taught either fully in-person or in a hybrid model with 3 days of class on Zoom. Briya offers a learning environment with a variety of technology available to enhance daily lessons and activities. Briya also offers high quality early education for children 0-5 and workforce development programs for advanced adult students who wish to pursue career-ready certifications.

Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary's Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening student families with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services.

The Substitute & Instructional Support Teacher position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This is a part-time position from 8:00am - 12:00pm, Monday - Friday, on-site across all four Briya campuses. The position encompasses two main roles:

Substitute Teaching:
  • Lead adult ESOL or Child Development lessons during morning classes (9:00 - 11:30am) virtually or in-person at any of Briya's 4 sites
  • Implement Adult Education lesson plans that adhere to the ESL and DL Standards & Curriculum with fidelity. Pre-designed plans will follow best practices in instructional design by including objectives, student centered instructional activities with differentiated instruction, and assessment, all of which are appropriate to the skill level, needs, and interests of the students in the program.
  • Promote students' learning through activities such as the following:
  • Providing whole class, small group, pair and individual instruction
  • Circulating to answer student questions
  • Monitoring students' participation and progress in class.

For virtual class, this includes monitoring the chat and breakout rooms and/or student's screens using GoGuardian
  • Eliciting active participation in planned activities
  • Redirecting students' attention to learning
  • Modeling classroom behavior
  • Utilize contemporary tools, technologies, and resources as laid out in lesson plans. For virtual classes, this includes facilitating class on Zoom and using the chat, breakout room, and annotation functions.
  • Collaborate with the class's paraeducator, if applicable. Plans will include the role and responsibilities of any paraeducators within the classroom/virtual learning space.
  • Evaluate students' progress and curriculum's effectiveness utilizing formative and/or summative assessments as indicated in lesson plan.
  • Ensure proper use of classroom technology during class at all times (ie. No food or drink while using Chromebooks).
  • Maintain a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Provide student work, leftover materials and a summary to the classroom teacher of what was taught or not covered, challenges that arose, areas for follow-up, and any notes that would help the classroom teacher upon return.

Instructional Support:

In the event that no substitute coverage is needed on a given day, the employee will provide instructional support to Briya's adult students that may include, but is not limited to:
  • Working with students individually or in small groups on a task identified and communicated by the lead teacher
  • Preparing or organizing instructional materials
  • Circulating to answer student questions or help them with technology
  • Pulling students to make up assessments or important assignments
  • Completing administrative tasks as assigned by the lead teacher and/or supervisor

Data and other administrative duties:
  • Log daily student attendance in SIS
  • Meet regularly with supervisor
  • Attend professional development and/or staff meetings that fall during regularly scheduled work hours


A Substitute Teacher must have the following knowledge, skills and/or abilities.

Education and/or Experience -
  • Excellent communication skills in English and intermediate level Spanish preferred. Amharic, Tigrinya, French, and/or Arabic is an asset.
  • ESL certification and ESL teaching experience, or related experience and knowledge in the fields of adult education, TESOL, education technology, special education, parenting, and/or early childhood development preferred.
  • Significant cross-cultural experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace (Docs, Slides and Sheets), Zoom, and Outlook.
  • Ability and willingness to learn Smart Board Technologies, Google Classroom, Schoology, GoGuardian and online learning applications such as Kahoot, Quizlet, WordWall.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.
  • Physical Demands - Regularly required standing, walking, and sitting, sometimes for many hours at a time; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work Environment - Mostly in a typical office and classroom setting with quiet to moderate noise level

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