Treasure Island Child Development Center (TICDC) is a collaborative child-centered environment where everyone contributes and feels taken care of. Our community is a coming-together of families and teachers and staff members who express the quality and diversity of the Bay Area. Serving parents with children 3 months to 5 years of age, TICDC provides a secure and stimulating environment in a beautiful setting. Our enriched day program combines the best in early care and education with family support activities and effective resource and referral.
To further the Mission and Vision of Catholic Charities SF. The Teacher position is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate care and education for the children, in cooperation with parents and to work as a team with the Treasure Island Development Center staff to implement the philosophy, the goals and objectives of the child care center. The Teacher position acts as a leader in assisting with the mentoring of substitute teachers, aides and interns.
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.
Clearances Required Prior to the First Day of Employment:
TB Screening -
Negative Tuberculosis Test: Required
First Aid Pediatric CPR/1st Aid
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Read and understand program philosophy, personnel policies, position description, non-discrimination policy, and other related materials covering the teacher position.
- Read and understand program philosophy, personnel policies, position description, non-discrimination policy, and other related materials covering the 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 policie