Catholic Charities is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive nonprofit human services organizations in Northern California, annually reaching more than 60,000 vulnerable individuals of all faiths in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. With a staff of approximately 450, reaching peaks of nearly 600 with seasonal hires, a budget of $54.3 million, and a current governing board of 27, this venerable, fully-accredited, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit addresses some of the most pressing community needs – homelessness, generational poverty, immigration, inequality, hunger, aging in isolation, and communicable disease -- to name a few – with compassion and services of highest quality. 

At Catholic Charities Treasure Island Child Development Center, we believe all children are capable learners who deserve an equitable environment that holds a safe, nurturing space bringing staff, children and families, together as a community of learners. We strive to provide high-quality care and education through relationship-based teaching and using a social justice framework.
At TICDC we strive to create a collaborative child-centered environment where everyone contributes and feels taken care of. Parents and professional teaching staff work together to nurture each child’s capacity to love and learn.  At the Center, children explore the complexities of their world through creative arts, social interaction, enhanced play, and nature studies. Our goal is to provide the children in our care with a well-rounded stimulating experience, which will prepare them for engaged learning through elementary school and beyond. The TICDC community is a reflection of the multi-cultural character of San Francisco. We encourage participation; champion individuality; celebrate differences, and work to foster an atmosphere of respect and caring.
Catholic Charities TICDC uses the emergent Creative Curriculum and a social-emotional CSEFEL trained approach when developing curriculum. The curriculum is inclusive of all learners and children with multiple abilities. Staff participates in various training topics throughout the school year as well as on-site training and support.

Who we would love to join us! 

  • Are you a teacher who is committed to providing quality care and education by building relationships with children, understanding and confronting challenges and finding creative solutions to create a quality classroom experience for every child?
  • Are you a teacher who has all required units and a commitment to professional development by taking additional classes and training, and staying current in the field? Are you eager to have the autonomy and support to apply what you have learned in coaching and training?
  • Are you the type of teacher that is able to see what children need, while providing security and comfort during challenging times, and can assist children in expressing their emotions in a safe, peer-supported environment?
  • Do you love what you do? Are you excited to engage children and make learning discoveries alongside them?
  • Do you want to be on a communicative team, who are open, humble, responsible, fun, and not to mention have a fantastic sense of humor and a commitment to social justice and equity, then we are the place for you!

Pay Range

$19.00 - $21.08 hourly


Here is a beef overview of some of your duties as a Teacher at TICDC
  • Read and understand program philosophy, personnel policies, position description, non-discrimination policy, and other related materials covering the teacher position.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all personal information regarding families, children and staff.
  • Assists in developing, preparing and implementing a written curriculum plan with weekly updates, including environment enhancements, activities, routines, garden activities and schedule that is developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate, in coordination with staff team.
  • Participates in monthly rotation of documentation boards in and outside of the classroom.
  • Oversees and is responsible for the observation, recording and DRDP assessment of child in a group that results in an environment supportive of the changing needs of children.
  • Responsible for preparing and participating in parent-teacher conferences twice a year, (Nov and May).
  • Participates in on-site and off-site learning opportunities in accordance with a professional development plan and in professional growth activities.
  • Assists Program Manager and/or Lead Teacher with supervision, training and evaluation of substitutes, interns and volunteers in a constructive way.
  • Seeks information relevant to the needs of the children s/he is serving – for example, information on school readiness, bilingual development, special needs and ages and stages of development.
  • Assists Lead teacher and team in planning activities that integrate social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language and aesthetic development.
  • Prepares and participates in staff Professional Learning Community, sharing expertise with teaching staff.
  • Acknowledges and celebrates the variety and differences between families, and creates a classroom environment that reflects the diversity within the community.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience
  •  Have a minimum of a valid California Associate Teacher permit. A teacher hired with a permit working in the Infant Toddler program must complete at least 6 additional units of coursework in Infant Toddler care. 
  • Minimum one year of center based care experience
  • Understands rationale and procedure for child abuse reporting as mandated by state law and the responsibility for action as a mandated reporter
  • Must be certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  •  Bilingual is Spanish and/or Chinese preferred but not required
  • Knowledgeable of social issues, such as poverty, violence, racism, that impact children and families.
  • Knowledgeable about child development and is able to recognize deviation from the norm.
  • Understands and uses universal health precautions.
  • Understands emotional and social development including the emergence of identity and self-esteem.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of child development theory and practice.
  • Ability to provide for the care and safety of children without physical or verbal, exploitation or prejudice.
  • Ability to communicate positively and actively develop ongoing interaction with parents in order to discuss daily activities.
  • Achievement oriented.
  • Customer oriented.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

Council on Accreditation (COA) roles
  • Is responsible for accurate and timely data entry that aids Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) reporting and case record reviews.
  • Is responsible for accurate and timely submission of case records.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting, and walking.
  • Frequent lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Intermittent repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading.
  • Driving is not required for this position.

If driving a car is required for the position, incumbent must have a valid California driver's license and be able to provide proof of DMV record and personal insurance (if required).          


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  •  The work environment will include children ages 3 months to 5 years.
  • The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions
  • Noise level is moderate

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability, or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Department or Program: Treasure Island Child Development Center
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position
Union status: Union
Fingerprinting clearance: Required
TB Screening: Required
First Aid Certificate: Standard First Aid required;Pediatric First Aid required
COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination: Required

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