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Employer: LifeScape
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Employment Type: Part Time


This position is responsible to provide educational assistance to either the Special Education Teacher or Lead Teaching Assistant/designee (LTA) in day-to-day educational procedures when the assigned classroom Teacher or LTA is not able to report to work. The Substitute Teacher will implement the plans of the designated Teacher according to a classrooms schedule and the behavioral and academic needs of the students served in accordance with the organization’s Mission and Core Values, utilizing Person-Centered Practices.


  • Provide expertise and direction, as well as problem-solving assistance, for classroom teaching assistant staff.

  • Assumes all duties of the classroom Teacher and/or LTA. Follows instructions/plans left by the classroom Teacher. Ensures there are sufficient supplies in the classroom to carry out lesson plans.

  • Maintains normal classroom routines and discipline. • Spends the entire assignment working with and for the students.

  • Reports/communicates/collaborates regularly with classroom Teacher.

  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Assistant Principal. Serve as a member of the education team.

  • Maintains and tracks daily educational/therapy related data.

  • Maintains and documents child specific behavioral supports.

  • Completes GERs (general event recordings).

  • Responds to codes (i.e. behavioral, code Adam, etc.).

  • Attends all relevant building-wide and educational meetings.

Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principle job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Required Skills  

  • Knowledge of child specific IEPs (individualized education plans) and behavioral supports (if applicable).

  • Performs tasks required of the classroom teacher at a high level, and shows ability to communicate effectively with the team.

  • Technological competence to use computers and software utilized by the organization.

  • Completed or is current on building-wide training related to ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), BLS (Basic Life Support), and agency-approved crisis intervention training.

  • Good oral and written communication.

  • Ability to collaborate with other professionals and education staff.


Bachelors degree (or higher) in education or related field. Minimum of two years of experience working with persons with disabilities and/or challenging behaviors is preferred. Training in defensive driving preferred.

Contact Information

Kelsey Hillberg
2501 West 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-444-9545 or

Other Information

Category(s): Education, Healthcare, Nonprofit - Social Services
Industry: Education
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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About this Employer
Sioux Falls, SD

Better Together. Children’s Care Hospital School and South Dakota Achieve – now LifeScape! We provide the same Outstanding Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities. For people with disabilities, the landscape off life can be uncertain. Finding the right path makes the journey easier – more fulfilling. Now, two organizations have joined together to provide lifelong support for children and adults with disabilities. Become a part of LifeScape by starting your career with us!

LifeScape is an Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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