Substitute Teacher w/ Benefits - STEP Program

Kai Ming Head Start - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Job Title: On Call Teacher Aide/Substitute Teacher

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

Report to: Teacher/Site Manager

STEP (Substitute Teacher Empowerment and Placement) is a non-profit program initially funded by the San Francisco OECE (Office of Early Care and Education) and administered by Kai Ming Head Start to provide affordable sub teacher staffing for childcare centers and promote fair wages and professional development for teachers. If you have completed at least 3-6 ECE units and are interested in working with young children ages 0- 5, please apply now. 

STEP provide great benefits, flexible hours and work locations in San Francisco, ongoing paid training, learning community and lots of professional development opportunities to help you step into ECE field and be empowered! Check out STEP website or call 415-960-1351 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: Kai Ming 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.

  • At least have past experience working with children 0 to 5 years old; and
  • 3-6 units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
  • 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 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.

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with education and permit level. Benefits include tuition and textbook reimbursement, paid training, career counseling, PTO (Paid Time Off), holiday pay and MRA (Medical Reimbursement Account). More information can be found on our website careers page

Equal Opportunity: Kai Ming promotes Equal Opportunity and strongly encourages women, LGBT, people of color and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Application process: Please apply through the application link. Applications are accepted and evaluated until a suitable candidate has been selected.

How to Apply

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Contact Info

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT


Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 11th, 2020

Agency Details


Organization: Kai Ming, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides free full-day full-year and full-day part-year Head Start and Early Head Start services to eligible children ages 0-5 years old in San Francisco, CA with funding from Head Start, the California Department of Education, First 5 San Francisco and San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education.