Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher
Reports To: Assistant Early Childhood Education Manager
Location: Agency-wide (Portola and Excelsior)
Status: Non-exempt, full-time position
Salary Grade/Range: $27.00 to $28.00 per hour, based on experience

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Date: October 31, 2022

Benefits Package
  • 100% employer-paid Kaiser Platinum Plan, plus Vision & Dental
  • Vacation starts at up to 10 days year one, up to 15 days year two, up to 25 days year six
  • 14 Holidays including winter week holiday break
  • Paid sick and bereavement leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Professional development
  • PLUS: Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Recognition, Events, and a great work environment

Position Summary
The Early Childhood Teacher (ECE Teacher) is responsible for supervising two of the agency’s core parent interactive education programs, First Steps playgroup and Pop N’ Play, teaching children and their parents/caregivers in the mornings. In the afternoons, this position acts as a floater in Family Connections Centers’ (FCC) various educational programs at both centers, filling in for staff absences and open positions, providing staff relief, and supporting agency events including food distributions, family fun events, and open houses.

This position supports the training, coaching, and scheduling of substitute teachers, volunteers, and community partners. The ECE Teacher maintains current knowledge of the field and may be required to attend and provide agency in-service trainings. This position works within agency and funder standards.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist, coordinate, and implement the First Steps and Pop N’ Play programs, working closely with co-teachers to create an age and culturally appropriate curriculum for children 6 months to 4 years old
  • Maintain visual and auditory supervision of children to ensure their safety in the classroom, at the play-yard, and on field trips
  • Support implementation of enrichment activities for children including literacy, math, science, and art/craft projects
  • Maintain ongoing positive and supportive communication with parents and guardians of children in the programs, community partners, and with Family Connections staff
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation, documentation, and observation of children to create individualized portfolios and information sharing with parents/caregivers, and for referrals
  • Be responsible of assigned documentation needs including children's forms, progress and incident reports, participant surveys, and attendance sheets; follow mandatory reporting requirements for suspicion of child abuse or neglect
  • Assist with inventory and organization of materials and supplies
  • Assist with administrative duties including entering data into CMS, Salesforce, SharePoint, funder databases, and physical files
  • Support caregivers with intake process, send professional correspondences, and support with outreach efforts with written and verbal translation
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, professional development workshops, case consultation meetings with the mental health consultant, meetings with Family Connections’ HR consultant, and relevant trainings and workshops as needed
  • Substitute and provide childcare in other FCC programs as needed
  • Perform other duties and ad hoc projects as needed or requested by supervisor

Qualifications
  • A minimum of 12 ECE/CD units including core courses (child/human growth & development; child/family/community or child/family relations; and programs/curriculum)
  • AA in Early Childhood Education or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in early childhood education with children and their parents/caregivers in bilingual, multicultural communities
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Cantonese strongly preferred
  • Confident and respectful classroom management skills and approach
  • Strong knowledge of child development and ability to assess for child abuse and unsafe situations
  • Experience working effectively in diverse communities of staff and participants required
  • Collaborative and self-directed, with the ability to work well in teams and independently
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including listening skills
  • Professional ethics of confidentiality, discretion, and good judgment
  • Proficiency with full Microsoft Suite and experience with database preferred
  • Experience working in a remote workspace, with agility to move from on-site to remote, preferred
  • LivesScan Clearance and physical health/TB clearance required

Work Environment
Safety is top priority at Family Connections. We have thorough disease prevention measures in place, a COVID-19 testing and vaccination protocol. This job operates in a professional classroom and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 25 pounds and on occasion may require lifting/carrying a child or object up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Family Connections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department: Education Department
This is a full-time non-exempt position

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