Looking to provide responsive developmental early care and education services in an equitable, nurturing, challenging and inclusive environment? - FELTON IS HIRING!
Founded in 1889, Felton institute (formerly Family Service Agency) has a 130 year history of innovation in services for vulnerable children, families, and adults. With a $16 million operating budget and nearly 400 employees, FSA offers a dynamic, challenging, and supportive work environment. All staff are supported to increase their skills, enter new domains, and increase their position and salary as their skills grow. FSA offers an excellent benefits package. We are seeking employees who are excited by the idea of lifelong growth in the skills they bring to helping those in need.
The Family Developmental Center (FDC) is a licensed child development program which has been operated by the Family Service Agency of San Francisco since 1971. Located in the Mission District at 2730 Bryant St., the program offers a developmental childcare and school-readiness program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (2 weeks to 6 years old). This multicultural, developmental and educational childcare program provides a nurturing, developmentally challenging, and inclusive environment for very young children of low income, at-risk families. We place an emphasis on the provision of culturally sensitive services to children and families. This is reflected in a multi-lingual culturally competent approach to the services as well as a variety of activities that reflect the diverse community of children and parents that are served. We are committed to inclusive, positive environments that build on children’s positive self esteem and self image.
We offer a mainstreaming model for medically fragile and developmentally delayed infants and toddlers. Blending clinical and educational components for the children and their families, the program provides assessment, Individual Educational Plans, and a play-based curriculum which focus on child initiated and teacher directed activities. Additionally, we offer family support, parent education, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, Mental Health services for children and families, and an on-site Nurse monitors children’s health. All of FDC’s teaching staff holds early Childhood Education credentials.
Brief Job Description
As a Teacher, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children by providing them with a safe and nurturing environment that encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. You will also support to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum which reflects observations and goals of individual children and facilitate regular parent/guardian communication and conferences to discuss orientation, transitions, and developmental goals. Manage and supervise all operations of an assigned FDC infant/toddler/preschool room according to established procedures, including 3 -5 regular staff, substitutes for regular staff, 1 foster grandparent, and 15–24 children, during periods of the when the Teacher is not in the room; including either early or late shift, lunch break, prep time and meeting times. During extended absences of the Teacher including illness, vacation, or job vacancy, fulfills all the duties of that position.
Program Specific Responsibilities
Maintaining a safe, nurturing and creative and inclusive environment for all children
Greeting parents or guardians cordially and professionally and exchanges accurate information concerning the child’s needs and how his / her/ day has been daily.
Providing a friendly and welcoming environment for children, parents and staff
Division: Children, Youth and Family
Position Level: 1
Position: 100% Full-time, non-exempt
Salary: DOEE $17.25 – $22.20 per hour
plus 21 paid vacation, 15 sick days and 3 Personal Business Days and 12 Holidays
Reports to: Teacher/ Site Supervisor
SEND RESUMES AND COVER LETTER TO:
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
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.
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.
1-10 team members
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