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Substitute Teacher Assistant Float
Felton Institute

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Substitute Teacher Assistant Float

Felton Institute

Job Summary

$14-16 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 9 days ago
Job Role
Substitute Teacher
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit

Job Description

Substitute Teacher Assistant Float

Felton Institute

Looking to provide responsive developmental early care and education services in an equitable, nurturing, challenging and inclusive environment? - FELTON IS HIRING!

Agency Overview

Founded in 1889, Family Service Agency of San Francisco is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit charitable social-services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. Our mission is to strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, and the elderly and disabled people, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.

Division Description

Felton Institute has been providing comprehensive early care and education services in San Francisco since 1971. Felton now has ECE programs in SF’s Mission, Bayview and Visitation Valley neighborhoods; and offers a school-readiness program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (2 weeks to 6 years old). Felton’s ECE programs include nine (9) Infant / Toddler classrooms and ten (10) preschool classrooms, which serve approximately 350 children, full day/ year round. These multicultural, educational programs provide a nurturing, developmentally challenging, and inclusive environment for very young children of low/moderate income families. We are committed to inclusive, positive environments that build on children’s positive self-esteem and self-image.

Brief Job Description

This position offers a flexible schedule and is a great way to continue to gain experience in the field of early care and education. Strong team member sought to support teacher, classroom staff, children and parents. Substitute Teacher Aides are assigned to infant, toddler and preschool rooms according to center needs and demonstrated ability to work well with particular age groups. Substitute Teacher’s Aides may be assigned to work for absent staff or to maintain ratios. They may be assigned to any room and any work shift on any day. **Communication skills, openness and ability to work in a team are critical aspects of this position.

Program Specific Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other teaching/ staff in the development of a comprehensive children’s program in accordance with Felton’s ECE philosophy, policies, and procedures.
  • Works cooperatively as a team member with other staff to carry out assigned tasks including activities, child care duties, housekeeping tasks and record keeping so that all the required work for the room is completed in a timely manner.
  • Greets parents or guardian cordially and professionally and exchanges accurate information concerning the child’s needs and how his / her day has been daily.
  • Create a warm, nurturing, and respectful atmosphere for the children to be encouraged to learn and grow.
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs and interests of each child.
  • Provides educational and therapeutic activities for children across the general areas of gross and fine motor, imitation, social responsiveness, exploration, self-help, competence, language, emotional and perceptual – cognitive development using weekly activity plans or individual program plans (for infants and disabled children).
  • Work cooperatively with parents, staff and third party consultants to meet the individual needs of children and their families.

Substitute Teacher Assistant Float

Felton Institute

Completes and maintains development records as needed for clients. Additional duties as needed.

Supervises children under his/her care at all times to insure their safety. Keeps all children within vision in order to be accountable for safety. Follows’ protocols and procedures at all times on a consistent basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Completion of at least 6 Early Childhood Education units preferred
  • Upon hire, must be able to pass a physical exam and TB screening, to meet Title 22 regulations as required
  • Upon hire, must pass a Department of Justice fingerprint clearance and a Child Abuse Index clearance as required by licensing
  • Must be able to lift 25-40 lbs. (may include lifting children or equipment)
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, lower and raise self from floor during classroom activities and to use both hands to grasp securely on a consistent basis
  • Must be able to move quickly in an emergency situation
  • Knowledge and experience in working with children with special needs a plus
  • Knowledge of low-income and homeless issues for children and families preferred
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural background of the children and families being served
  • Ability to relate to children and adults in a positive, respectful manner
  • Ability to independently understand, speak, read and write English adequate to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff
  • Ability to work independently under broad supervision
  • Ability be a team player with a welcoming attitude
  • Candidates of color and/or who are bi-lingual in Spanish/English, Cantonese/English, encouraged to apply

Additional Information:

Division: Children, Youth and Family

Position Level: 1

Rate of Pay: - DOE $14-$16 per hour

Position: 100% non-exempt

Reports to: Head Teacher


Children, Youth and Family Division

Felton Institute / Family Service Agency of SF


Resumes sent without a proper cover letter and/or not meeting

MINIMUM qualifications will not be considered

Business Overview

Our Story

Felton Institute responds to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based social services that transform lives.

Felton Institute can trace its roots back to 1889. The organization is named for Katharine “Kitty” Felton, its dedicated and maverick director known for tirelessly working to help children and families in need. Kitty Felton believed in the mandate that San Francisco citizens in crisis must have access to social services and resources in order to help them build upon their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency.

130 years later, Felton Institute remains the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit social service provider in San Francisco.

Felton’s mission is to respond to human needs with innovative social services and treatment that combine evidence-based practices with cultural sensitivity and a deep respect for our clients.

We place special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities.

Our northern California community embodies cultural, economic, social and ethnic diversity. Felton Institute responds to the call by offering 46 programs in 11 languages at multiple sites throughout San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.

Our services are comprehensive and reach across all racial, ethnic, cultural, social and linguistic lines. More than 70% of our clients have annual incomes below the poverty level, about 65% of the clients are of ethnic or racial minorities, and over 50% are female. Our programs have been recognized as national models and have received the highest possible ratings from San Francisco’s Department of Public Health.

Felton Institute, a/k/a Family Service Agency of San Francisco, consists of seven divisions: Adult, Children, Youth and Family, Senior, Felton Early Psychosis Programs, BEAM, Felton Training & Research.

Why Work With Us?

Strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, and the elderly and disabled people, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.

Team Size

1-10 team members


Culture & Perks

Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Casual Dress
Community Oriented
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