Teacher, Compass Clara House

$20.00 - $25.00 hourly
  • Compass Family Services
  • 37 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Jun 10, 2020
Full time - Permanent Nonprofit-Social Services Youth Services Family Services

Job Description

Compass Family Services helps homeless and at-risk families achieve housing stability, family well-being and self-sufficiency. We help at-risk families to stabilize and work to rapidly re-house families that have become homeless. Our continuum of services includes intake and referral to shelter, family shelter, transitional housing, rental assistance, and childcare, as well as counseling and therapy, parenting education, prevention, and support services.

Program: Compass Clara House is a service-enriched transitional housing program for homeless families. Families live for up to two years in private apartments during which time parents engage in educational and vocational programs which lays the framework for a living wage career. The program provides licensed on-site childcare and afterschool programs as well as an array of support services.


Organizational Core Competencies:

  • Accountable
  • Adaptable
  • Client-centered
  • Collaborative
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Resourceful



  • Help foster an environment that can meet children's basic needs.
  • Attend PFA trainings and on-site coaching sessions.
  • Complete ASQ and DRDP assessments per PFA guidelines.
  • Develop curriculum and classroom environment that promotes goals of PFA.
  • Organize daily activities that stimulate children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth and promote self-esteem.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment: plan and implement nutritious snacks, promote good hygiene, maintain a clean, orderly and wellstocked learning environment.
  • Develop weekly and monthly lesson plans that incorporate physical, intellectual, and social-emotional learning experiences.
  • Assist with all children as needed for coverage and staffing purposes.
  • Promote good personal hygiene and independent care skills (when appropriate).
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with parents: promote communication with parents through daily exchanges of information and quarterly parent-teacher conferences.
  • Encourage parent participation and offer on-going parent education and support.
  • Capitalize on children's play to further language development and introduce scientific and mathematical concepts.
  • Establish daily routines with structured transition times.
  • Promote the program's philosophy and educational objectives.
  • Model appropriate behavior to children, parents, and staff.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, weekly childcare staff meetings, weekly supervision, and other scheduled in-services and trainings to improve personal and professional skills.
  • Plan and coordinate field trips and special events
  • Develop a positive working relationship and effective teaching team with other staff members.
  • Other tasks as assigned by childcare coordinator and/or program director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Teacher Permit
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Physical clearance (including TB clearance) and fingerprint clearance
  • Flexible and open to feedback
  • Ability to work within a team setting 


Compensation and Benefits: Compass Family Services offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes employer-paid major medical, dental and vision coverage, long-term disability insurance, an employer-contributed retirement plan, and generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave.


This is non-exempt, full time (37.5 hours per week) position reporting to the Childcare Coordinator.


To Apply: Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume. Resumes sent without cover letters will not be considered. 


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce.