Job Title: Pre-K Teacher
Reports To: Education Director (or designee)
Location: Excelsior and Portola neighborhoods of San Francisco
Salary/Status: $29.00 per hour, full-time, non-exempt, plus excellent benefits
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Date: November 22, 2023

Benefits Package
  • 100% employer-paid Kaiser Platinum Plan, plus Vision & Dental
  • Pays 50% of eligible employee’s children/dependent premium cost
  • Vacation starts at up to 10 days year one, up to 15 days year two, up to 25 days year six
  • 14 Holidays including winter week holiday break
  • Paid sick and bereavement leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 3% employer contribution
  • Annual Hiring Anniversary bonus
  • Professional development
  • PLUS: Flexible Medical Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, staff appreciation, team building events, and a great work environment

Position Summary:
Family Connections Centers is seeking an experienced, dedicated early childhood teacher to support our multicultural family resource centers, located in the Portola and Excelsior neighborhoods of San Francisco. The Pre-K Teacher is responsible for teaching and supervising the children in the preschool program.

They will work closely with their co-teacher, substitutes, and trainees to develop and nurture the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills necessary for children’s kindergarten readiness. The Pre-K Teacher also helps parents/caregivers enhance their involvement in their child’s educational development. The Pre-K Teacher maintains current knowledge of the field, may provide agency in-service trainings, and works within Family Connections’ protocols and the licensing requirements. This role is a good fit for someone that is self-directed and collaborative, and who demonstrates highly effective communication skills, judgement, and ethics.

About Family Connections Centers:
Family Connections Centers’ (FCC) mission is to support the development of strong, healthy families and thriving communities. We create opportunities for people of different backgrounds to work together cooperatively, sharing cultures, values, knowledge, and resources. We offer an array of interconnected, participant-driven programs that include early childhood education, family support, and K-5 education. Visit to learn more.

Job Details - Essential Functions
Programs – Children, Families, and Safety
  • Write and implement age-appropriate, project-based activities utilizing the Creative Curriculum
  • Ensure the curriculum covers a spectrum of learning areas including: Language and Early Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health & Safety, Personal and Social Development, and Physical Development
  • Ensure program and classroom follows licensing compliance requirements and mandatory assessment standards including ECERs, CLASS, QRIS, and other tools
  • Provide oversight of daily operation of the classroom, including overall safety, accident and illness prevention, positive interactions, and productive educational activity
  • Maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure safety in classroom, in play yard, and offsite on field trips
  • Participate in semi-annual teacher-parent conferences, DRDP-PS, ASQ, and ASQ-SE for new families
  • Develop and maintain a positive and confidential relationship with parents/caregivers of every child, including thorough communication about program and child’s progress
  • Participate in planning, preparing, and conducting parent orientations and end-of-the year event
  • Assist community partners with set up and classroom management during special lessons/activities; must be an active participant along with children during workshop activities
  • Follow mandatory reporting requirements for suspicion of child abuse or neglect
  • Follow requirements for reporting and record-keeping of injuries or accidents

Record Keeping and Other Responsibilities
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation, documentation, and observation notes of children to create individualized portfolios and information sharing with parents/caregivers, for referrals, and with partnering schools
  • Maintain records for each participant/child following licensing, agency, and grant requirements
  • Support the development and distribution of monthly Pre-K newsletter, calendar, and curriculum
  • Monitor, maintain, and order necessary inventory within approved budget and approval of supervisor
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, consultations, and professional development workshops
  • Assist with data entry and updating data information in agency and funder databases
  • Perform other duties and ad hoc projects as needed or requested by supervisor

Required Qualifications:
  • BA with a minimum of 12 ECE/CD units including core courses (child/human growth & development; child/family/community or child/family relations; and programs/curriculum)
  • Teacher Permit or Site Supervisor Permit preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Cantonese or English and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a preschool teacher
  • Experience working effectively in diverse communities of staff and participants
  • Collaborative and self-directed, with the ability to work well in teams and independently
  • Confident and respectful classroom management skills and approach
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including listening skills
  • Professional ethics of confidentiality, discretion, and good judgment
  • Lives Scan Clearance and physical health/TB clearance required to be maintained throughout employment

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional classroom and office environment. This role routinely uses standard computers and phones to perform work duties.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 25 pounds and on occasion may require lifting/carrying a child or object up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Family Connections Centers is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion, and respect. We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Department: Education Department
This is a full-time non-exempt position

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