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Teacher at Felton Institute

Felton Institute
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Job Summary

$17.25-22.20 per hour
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Job Last Posted
Job posted 13 days ago
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Education, Nonprofit

Job Description


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, 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.

Program Description

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


Felton Institute

  • Assist in the creation of a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of children birth to four, with emphasis on language development and emergent literacy skills.
  • Supervising children at play, setting limits, and helping children problem solve
  • Facilitating each child's emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth
  • Observing and documenting children's work and progress
  • In conjunction with Teacher is responsible for completing DRDP-R assessments, other data relating to child’s development, observations, and any other relevant documentation
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers/teammates to ensure the best quality program and services.
  • Support teacher in creating an exciting and enriched environment connected to curriculum and quality learning experiences
  • Sharing information within ones own team and across the centers within the region;
  • Demonstrating sensitivity and empathy towards others; open to new ways of thinking and working while learning from your experiences;
  • Setting priorities for tasks in order of importance

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 50 days of 3+hours/day work experience within 4 years
  • AA degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field of study preferred OR 24 Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) Units, including core courses (child/human growth and development; child/family/community and curriculum) and at least 3 units in administration
  • Must be willing to continue educational growth to obtain minimum qualifications of a Child Development Teacher’s Permit and to continue educational growth towards a Bachelors Degree.
  • Must hold or be eligible for State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Associate Teacher Permit or above.
  • 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
  • Professional ethics of confidentiality, discretion and good judgment.
  • 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
  • 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 supervise/work with a staff of varying educational and experiential backgrounds with sensitive leadership, maturity, and stability
  • 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

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


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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