Position:                     Head Teacher, Preschool Program
Reports to:                Site Supervisor or the Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Salary:                       $25/hour or Based on Education, Permit Level and experience
Benefits:                    Generous benefits package
Work schedule:         Full time,/40 Hours per Week, Monday through Friday


Child Development Preschool: The TEL HI Child Development Preschool provides a State-licensed, full-day preschool program for children 2 ½ to 5+ years of age. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development through a developmentally age appropriate curriculum. Our philosophy is child-centered, rather than adult directed. The curriculum is realized through structuring the environment into interest areas, the planning of program activities to meet each child’s individual needs, and the opportunity for active participation rather than passive observation. Children participate in developmentally appropriate activities that are designed to develop their social skills, enhance their fine and gross motor skills, encourage creative learning, and teach pre-literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness.

Position Requirements: Minimum qualifications for Head Teacher position include: 24+ units ECE/CD, 16 General Education units, 2 Adult Supervision units and a minimum of 2 years work experience in a preschool setting; AA Degree in Early Childhood Education with supervised field experience. This position requires at least a Site Supervisor Permit or higher or the ability to obtain one during the 90 days probationary period and the clearance of fingerprints and other required paperwork. The candidate will have the ability to manage all aspects of a preschool classroom and to organize a curriculum to meet the developmental needs of the children served. They also need the ability to work well with a diverse population of children, families, staff, and volunteers. Bilingual English/Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.

Desired qualifications: 30 units ECE/CD, 16 General Education Units, 6 Specialized Units, 2 Adult Supervision Units and 2 to 3 years work experience in a preschool setting, or BA Degree with 12 ECE/CD, 2 Adult Supervision Units, 3 units supervised field experience.

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Organizational Description: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is a nonprofit organization which provides services and advocacy for residents of San Francisco. Founded in 1890 by Alice Griffith and Elizabeth Ashe, TEL HI provides opportunities for individuals and families to enrich their quality of life. Focusing on children, youth, families, and seniors, we create and strengthen community bonds, provide health and wellness programs, and broaden education and cultural experiences. Our programs include an infant care (3 – 18 months), toddler care (18–36 months), Preschool (2 ½ -5+ years), After School Academy (K-5th grades), Expanded Learning Program (6th-8th grades), Futurama (9th-12th grades), Senior Program, and more.

To Apply:
Please send your Cover Letter, Resume, Degree, CTC Permit and a copy of unofficial transcript to Connie Luu, ECE Program Director at CLuu@telhi.org


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