Preschool Teacher- Compass Clara House – Compass Family Services – San Francisco, CA

Primary teacher for pre-school classroom within small licensed childcare on site at transitional housing program for homeless families
Develop a curriculum and classroom environment that promotes goals of Pre-School For All (PFA)
Help foster an environment that can meet children’s basic needs within transitional housing program
Attend PFA trainings and on-site coaching sessions
Complete ASQ and DRDP assessments per PFA guidelines
Organize daily activities that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth and promote self-esteem
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment: plan and implement nutritious snacks, promote good hygiene, maintain a clean, orderly and well-stocked learning environment
Develop weekly and monthly lesson plans that incorporate physical, intellectual, and social-emotional learning experiences
Promote good personal hygiene and independent care skills (when appropriate)
Establish positive and productive relationships with parents: promote communication with parents through daily exchanges of information and quarterly parent-teacher conferences
Encourage parent participation and offer on-going parent education and support
Capitalize on children’s play to further language development and introduce scientific and mathematical concepts
Establish daily routines with structured transition times
Promote the program’s philosophy and educational objectives
Model appropriate behavior to children, parents, and staff
Attend weekly staff meetings, weekly childcare staff meetings, weekly supervision, and other scheduled in-services and trainings to improve personal and professional skills.
Plan and coordinate field trips and special events
Develop a positive working relationship and effective teaching team with other staff members
Other tasks as assigned by childcare coordinator and/or program director
Minimum Qualifications:

Current Teacher permit (Site Supervisor Permit preferred) Good interpersonal and communication skills Able to lift up to 30 pounds Physical clearance (including TB clearance) and fingerprint clearance Flexible and open to feedback Ability to work within a team setting