Catholic Charities of San Francisco
August 6, 2022
San Francisco, CA
Job Type



Catholic Charities is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive nonprofit human services organizations in Northern California, annually reaching more than 60,000 vulnerable individuals of all faiths in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. With a staff of approximately 450, reaching peaks of nearly 600 with seasonal hires, a budget of $54.3 million, and a current governing board of 27, this venerable, fully-accredited, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit addresses some of the most pressing community needs – homelessness, generational poverty, immigration, inequality, hunger, aging in isolation, and communicable disease - to name a few – with compassion and services of highest quality.


Catholic Charities SF, the not-for-profit service arm of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is one of the Bay Area’s largest human services organizations. Catholic Charities SF provides programs and services for 70,000 people in need within the three county regions of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties. Catholic Charities SF’s programs include a full spectrum of services for families and youth, single parents, aging adults, persons living with HIV, refugees and immigrants, homeless and those at risk of being homeless, individuals with physical disabilities, and incarcerated adults and youth. In conjunction with Mercy/Charities Housing Inc., Catholic Charities SF is also a recognized leader in a not-for-profit housing development.

The Teacher supports the Program Leadership coordinates daily operations and implementation of programmatic activity for all children in the Center [TICDC], daily program operations of the Site in coordination with the Program Leadership. Working with the hardest to serve families in the community.


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 childcare center. The Teacher position acts as a leader in assisting with the mentoring of substitute teachers, aides and interns.



    • Implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards where applicable for the assigned program; interprets and complies with all applicable federal and state regulations.
    • Prioritizes and allocates available program resources; reviews and evaluates program and service delivery, makes recommendation for and executes changes in operations to ensure maximum effective service provision; assists in developing new program function elements, including researching, compiling and analyzing supporting data.
    • Read and understand program philosophy, personnel policies, position description, non-discrimination policy, and other related materials covering the teacher position.
    • Catholic Charities Treasure Island Child Development Center (TICDC) is a licensed, collaborative child-centered environment that provides family support and full-time childcare. Our community is a coming-together of families, teachers, and staff members who express the quality and diversity of the Bay Area. Serving families 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Completes and submits DRDP assessments on time through DRDP tech and COCOA.
    • Monitors to assure that outdoor play areas are secure and children cannot leave nor gain access to unsafe or unsupervised areas.
    • Maintains accepted standards of order, cleanliness, and sanitation of program facilities.
    • 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.
    • Follows center policies and procedures for health and safety, indoors and outdoors.
    • Assures classroom is in compliance at all times, including ratios, sign in sheets are completed daily, and required daily health checks are done.
    • Administers medication in compliance with agency polices and guidelines.


    • 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.
    • Provides feedback to Program Manager/Director regarding staff’s interactions in the classroom.
    • 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.
    • Solicits and responds to the family’s requests and suggestions and communicates them to appropriate staff.
    • Assists Program Manager and/or Lead Teacher with supervision, training and evaluation of substitutes, interns and volunteers in a constructive way.
    • Prepares and participates in staff Professional Learning Community, sharing expertise with teaching staff.
    • Implement program of food service according to center policies and established food handling and nutritional guidelines and a written menu.
    • Reports to the supervisor replacement/repair needs for indoor and outdoor supplies and equipment to ensure that the physical plant is in good shape.


    • Provides oral and written language experience, (including home language when possible), appropriate to each child’s level of interest and developmental capacity.
    • Responsible for preparing and participating in parent-teacher conferences twice a year, (Nov and May).
    • 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.
    • Acknowledges and celebrates the variety and differences between families, and creates a classroom environment that reflects the diversity within the community.
    • Actively involves parents/guardians in classroom and center activities.
    • Actively collaborates with parents/guardians in an ongoing and positive manner to support each child’s development.
    • Supports and facilitates the inclusion of all children in the center, when possible.
    • Promotes and enhances the child’s and family participation in all program events.


    • Participates in on-site and off-site learning opportunities in accordance with a professional development plan and in professional growth activities.
    • Utilizes resource materials such as books, articles, videos to enhance opportunities for individual professional growth.
    • Is responsible for maintaining active teaching permit, including renewal, upgrading and all required professional development work required.
    • Works with Program Leadership to facilitate on-site opportunities, helps create a professional development plan for classroom teachers and creates feedback for annual teacher evaluations.
    • Works with Program Leadership to create and implement California Department of Education program goal setting, DRDP goal setting for program and implementing a timeline for completion.
    • Confers with, and represents the program and the department in meetings with other City departments and divisions; including but not limited to: a variety of public entities, businesses, community groups and organizations; fosters collaborative working relationships to the benefit of the program and the department.
    • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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

    • Experience Preferred
    • Understands rationale and procedure for child abuse reporting as mandated by state law and the responsibility for action as a mandated reporter.
    • Electronic data collection, input, and information maintenance
    • Have a minimum of a valid California Associate Teacher or higher permit. A teacher hired with a permit working in the Infant Toddler program must complete at least six [6] additional units of coursework in Infant Toddler care.
    • 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 and 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.
    • MOCHA (citywide database for enrollment and DRDP reporting).
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability, or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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