Job Title: Associate Teacher (Floater)
Reports To: Education Director
Location: Portola and Excelsior neighborhoods of San Francisco
Salary Grade/Range: $21.00 per hour; plus excellent benefits
Status: Non-Exempt - Full-time position (Monday to Friday; approximately 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

*$2,000 signing bonus given upon completion of 90 days of employment

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Date: April 23 , 2022

Position Summary
The Associate Teacher is the primary substitute teacher and provides coverage of programs at both centers, including partial-day and longer, multi-week assignments during staff absences and open positions. This position will work closely with their co-teachers, substitute teachers, and trainees to develop and nurture each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills.

The ideal candidate has a strong early childhood education foundation, is able and flexible to work with various teams/programs, and is successful working with young children and their parents/caregivers.

Essential Functions
  • Be consistent with program goals and philosophy to ensure teaching 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 and funder compliance requirements
  • Provide oversight of daily operation of the classroom, including overall safety, accident and illness prevention, positive interactions, and productive educational activities
  • Maintain a creative, team-building approach and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks
  • Develop and maintain a positive and confidential relationship with each child’s parents/caregivers, including thorough communication about program and child’s progress
  • Follow mandatory reporting requirements for suspicion of child abuse/neglect and record-keeping of injuries/accidents. Report to lead teacher/supervisor in timely manner
  • Ensure professional standards of communications within classroom, agency, and with community partners
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, consultations, and professional development workshops
  • With supervisor, create and maintain schedule of assignments and workplan within established guidelines
  • Perform other duties and ad hoc projects as needed or requested by supervisor

Qualifications
  • AA in Early Childhood Education or related field; Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Minimum of 12 ECE/CD units or in related field required
  • Teacher or Site Supervisor Permit preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in early childhood education
  • Bilingual in English and Cantonese or English and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Experience working effectively with 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
  • LiveScan Clearance and physical health/TB clearance required to be maintained throughout employment

COVID-19 Requirements
All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated or has plans on getting fully vaccinated before the start of their employment. Full vaccination also includes COVID-19 Booster shots.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional classroom and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

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.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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

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

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