Catholic Charities is one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more than 32,000 individuals a year in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties. We tackle some of the most pressing challenges in our community – homelessness, generational poverty, inequality, aging in isolation, HIV-AIDS, and immigration to name a few – with determination, expertise, and collaborative problem-solving with those we serve. As an integral part of our communities, we work to keep our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through our more than 30 programs, comprehensive services, and social justice advocacy.. We bolster our neighbors – single mothers, adults and families experiencing homelessness, adults with disabilities, seniors, children and youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants – when they need help, solutions, and hope. We are compassionate caregivers, ardent advocates, and champions of those in need. If you are eager to have a substantive impact on the lives of others and the health of our community, apply here. Join us as we change lives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Read and understand program philosophy, personnel policies, position description, non-discrimination policy, and other related materials covering the teacher position.
- As part of the TICDC team, assists in the planning and implementation of curriculum according to the Creative Curriculum guidelines, incorporates the California Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks, Desired Results Developmental Profiles, (DRDPs), CSEFEL strategies and the observations of children which evolves and expands over time, according to the needs and interests of the children.
- Establishes a primary relationship with a group of children and their families.
- Guides children in conflict management and problem solving strategies.
- Supervises and directly interacts with children in a warm and positive manner.
- Work cooperatively with other staff members, accepts supervision, and helps promote positive and harmonious communication in all aspects of center operations.
- Maintains child files and open contact logs.
- Provides feedback to Program Manager/Director regarding staff’s interactions in the classroom.
- 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.
- Completes and submits DRDP assessments on time through DRDP tech and COCOA.
- Provides oral and written language experience, (including home language when possible), appropriate to each child’s level of interest and developmental capacity.
- Monitors to assure that outdoor play areas are secure and that children cannot leave nor gain access to unsafe or unsupervised areas.
- Maintains accepted standards of order, cleanliness, and sanitation of program facilities.
- Solicits and responds to the families’ requests and suggestions and communicates them to appropriate staff.
- 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.
- Works with Program Manager and Lead Teacher to implement California Department of Education program goal setting, DRDP goal setting for program and implementing a timeline for completion.
- Utilizes resource materials such as books, articles, videos to enhance opportunities for individual professional growth.
- 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.
- Responds to behavioral signals from children that indicate a need for a change in teaching style to meet the child’s emotional or intellectual development needs.
- 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.
- Implement program of food service according to center policies and established food handling and nutritional guidelines and a written menu.
- Follows center policies and procedures for health and safety, indoors and outdoors.
- Assures classroom is in compliance at all times, including ratios, sign in sheets are completed daily, and required daily health checks are done.
- Administers medication in compliance with agency polices and guidelines.
- Reports to the supervisor replacement/repair needs for indoor and outdoor supplies and equipment to ensure that the physical plant is in good shape.
- Actively involves parents/guardians in classroom and center activities.
- Actively collaborates with parents/guardians in an ongoing and positive manner to support each child’s development.
- Supports and facilitates the inclusion of all children in the center, when possible.
- Promotes and enhances the child’s and families’ participation in all program events.
- Is responsible for maintaining active teaching permit, including renewal, upgrading and all required professional development work required.
- 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