Head Teacher, Preschool Program
Site Supervisor or the Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Up to $28 per hour with opportunity for annual increases (starting salary is based on experience, education and teaching permit level)
TEL HI offers competitive benefits and perks for employees overall well-being! Benefits include:
- Healthcare options that are 90% covered by TEL HI; dental, life and long term disability benefits that are covered 100% and a FSA program
- 12 holidays, 10 vacation days and up to 12 sick days a year to start
- A 401K match up to 3% of staff’s salary
- Scholarship opportunities for continued education and various professional development opportunities
- Employee discounts on all of TEL HI’s ECE and afterschool programs
- Health club discounts
- Commuter benefits, and more!
Full time,/40 Hours per Week, Monday through Friday
A Signing Bonus!
All teaching positions are eligible for a $500 signing bonus; $300 upon hire and remaining $200 after the completion of probationary period.
An Organization That Makes a Difference
Be a part of one of the oldest nonprofits in San Francisco! Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) was founded in 1890 to serve the people in San Francisco. Today, we strive to provide quality human services that are relevant, impactful and meaningful to a community that is culturally and socio-economically diverse. Our talented team and educators are encouraged to share their passions, interests and talents to create an environment that allows them to reach their full potential! Our Programs include:
- ECE Programs for infants (3 – 18 months), toddlers (18 – 36 months) & a preschool (2 ½ to 5+ years).
- After School Programs for Youth (K–12th grades)
- Senior & Adults Programs
AT TEL HI you’ll have more than just a career! You’ll be making a positive difference in the lives of the children and families we serve while helping to guide young minds to achieve many incredible milestones for years to come!
About TEL HI’s Early Childhood Education Program
TEL HI’s Infant, Toddler and Preschool (ITP) programs is one of the top rated programs in San Francisco, with 5 different class rooms! We offer a state-licensed, full-day program for infants and children ages 3 months to 5 years old. We 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. Curriculums are realized through structuring the environment into interest areas and planning program activities to meet each child’s individual needs! We encourage active participation rather than passive observation. As an educator you will have the opportunity to pass on your love of early childhood education to eager young minds so that they can develop their social skills, enhance their fine and gross motor sills, engage in creative learning, and learn pre-literacy skills.
To qualify for a Head Teacher position we ask that you meet our minimum requirements:
- 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
- A Master Teacher Permit or higher or the ability to obtain one during the 90 days probationary period
- Be able to pass fingerprint clearance
- Ability to manage all aspects of a toddler classroom and to organize a curriculum to meet the needs of the children served
- Ability to work well with a diverse population of children, families, staff, and volunteers.
- Bilingual English/Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply
- The Head Teacher works with the Site Supervisor/ECE Program Director and in collaboration with the Education Coordinator and other head teachers to design, implement and evaluate a culturally and developmentally appropriate program for children ages 18 through 5 years old
- Provides a safe environment for children both inside and outside of the classroom
- Directs and provides close supervision for staff and volunteers
- Interacts with children in a warm and positive manner and is able to develop their trust and rapport
- Nurtures social-emotional growth and socialization (Teaching Pyramid Training desired)
- Prepares daily learning areas to meet the curriculum standards and ITERS/CLASS/ECERS requirements
- Develops and provides inclusive, developmentally and culturally appropriate activities
- Designs displays for children’s work and rotates displays on a regular basis
- Maintains all children’s files, keeping them up-to-date with attendance, assessments, permission forms, and all required paperwork for parents
- Serves as the primary contact person for parents on matters relating to their child’s attendance, development and progress in the infant classroom
- Observes and documents each child’s development through Screenings, DRDP, Assessments/Observation/Portfolios and discuss with staff and parents
- Completes required paperwork on time, including but not limited to: weekly lesson plans and newsletters, parent-teacher conferences, and maintain student documentation (portfolios).
- Develops, maintains, and reviews a daily system of classroom communication to staff and parents to ensure clarity and consistency
- Leads the classroom staff in creating a warm, nurturing, and respectful atmosphere
- Creates, supports and promotes a team environment
- Works with classroom staff to set goals and implement methods for improving classroom function if necessary during bi-weekly team meetings
- Organizes all equipment storage areas and maintain educational supplies and equipment.
- Maintains cleanliness of all inside and outside classroom areas.
- Practices and ensures that food service guidelines, including nutritional components of meals served, meet all established written plans.
- Serve as a liaison with other classroom leaders to support TEL HI’s fund raising events
- As needed, serve as a resource for parents and make referrals to outside organization as necessary
- Assists in the monitoring of all licensing requirements and, when directed by your supervisor, takes action to ensure requirements are met.
- Additional responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Professional Performance Standards:
- Maintains an awareness of TEL HI’s mission and strives to promote the individual and social change goals it embodies.
- Performs tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with TEL HI’s policies and standards and conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job.
- Maintains a creative, team-building approach to job performance and seeks to bring a constructive, problem solving orientation to all tasks.
- Actively seeks opportunities to develop skills and creates opportunities to teach co-workers.
- Exercises professional judgment and discretion at all times in keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by TEL HI for the care and welfare of the youth, families, and seniors served.
- Creates a work environment where employees feel respected and appreciated.
- Works closely with the ECE Program Director to create a cohesive teaching environment
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