June 12, 2024


Substitute Teacher - STEP

Hiring Company
Kai Ming Head Start
San Francisco, Bay Area
Years Experience

Job Description:

Job Classification: On Call/Part Time, Hourly, Non-exempt

Report to: Program Manager

STEP (Substitute Teacher Empowerment and Placement) is a non-profit program that was initially funded by the San Francisco OECE (Office of Early Care and Education) and administered by Kai Ming Head Start. It provides affordable substitute teacher staffing for childcare centers and promotes fair wages and professional development for teachers. If you are interested in working with young children ages 0- 5, please apply now. No ECE units are required to start.

STEP provide great benefits, flexible hours and work locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, ongoing paid training, coaching, learning community and lots of professional development opportunities to help you step into ECE field and be empowered! Check out STEP website www.ecestep.org or call 415-594-7400 for more information.

Job: This position functions as a floater in the center supporting classrooms when needed. The primary role of this position is to support classroom activities, supervision and needs. The secondary role is to ensure quality food service and sanitation in the center.

Essential Duties:

I. Primary responsibility is to assist the teaching staff, which includes the following duties:

  • Prepare classroom activities and classroom environment
  • Assist with implementation of curriculum as needed
  • Supervise children at all times
  • Help ensure indoor/outdoor safety
  • Oversee the daily nap routine
  • Communicate with parents at pick-up time when needed
  • Interact with children appropriately
  • Report inappropriate behavior of staff, parents and on-site consultants to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Assists center administration staff as assigned by the site manager (e.g. checks and open doors, answer phones, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the teacher or site manager

II. Secondary role is to assist teachers and/or center aide with kitchen duties as needed. These duties include:

  • Receive food from driver and check delivery against driver sheet
  • Check and record temperature of food and foods served, and reheating as needed
  • Check and record refrigerator/freezer temperatures
  • Prepare meals for each class
  • Clean up and washing dishes
  • Maintain a sanitation log

Qualifications: ECE STEP is looking for experienced classroom personnel who can attend to the care and education of young children in a high-quality setting to foster their school readiness and establish a foundation for success in school and life.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Experience working with children 0 to 5 years old preferred
  • No units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education are required to start
  • Hold a food handler permit currently or have the plan to apply for it upon hire
  • Ability to take initiative, but also to accept direction and seek guidance appropriately
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of Health, Safety & Supervision of children
  • Light to moderate lifting (up to approximately 50 lbs) is required, such as lifting a child, chair, table, etc.

Other Requirements:

  • Physical Exam and TB Clearance Every 2 Years
  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Child Abuse Index Clearance
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb, or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; to bend, twist, and reach with hands and arms; and to pick up children
  • Light to moderate lifting (up to approximately 50 lbs) is required, such as lifting a child, chair, table, etc.
  • Adhere to theCode of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures
  • Accountable for the health, safety, and supervision of all children and families

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and Bivalent booster.

Compensation: $18.25 - $23.00 per hour. Salary will be commensurate with education and permit level. Benefits include tuition and textbook reimbursement, paid training, career counseling, PTO (Paid Time Off), and MRA (Medical Reimbursement Account). More information can be found on our website www.ecestep.org.

Equal Opportunity: ECE STEP promotes Equal Opportunity and strongly encourages women, LGBTQ+, people of color, and diverse backgrounds to apply. Applications are accepted and evaluated until a suitable candidate has been selected.