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On-Call Preschool Teacher

Chinatown YMCA
Mission YMCA
Peninsula Family YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA
On call
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Child Development Director
Salary range: 
$20.00 to $25.00 per hour

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across the Bay Area.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

The On-Call Preschool Teacher is part of a team which provides a safe, nurturing and educational environment for all children enrolled in our program. The On-Call Preschool Teacher will support the preschool programs when additional staffing is needed. Hours may vary. The On-Call Teacher supports the teachers in the classrooms and maintains positive relationships with families being served at the YMCA of SF Preschool. The On-Call Teacher must have a positive attitude and model appropriate behavior when dealing with children. The On-Call Teacher must obey and follow all regulations set forth by Community Care Licensing as well as instructions given by the Lead Teacher and Site Coordinator.

Expectations of On-Call Teachers are to be flexible and available to sub at multiple locations, including:

  • Alice Chalmers Preschool: 670 Brunswick St, San Francisco, 94112
  • Mission YMCA Preschool: 4080 Mission St, San Francisco, 94112
  • Gateway Child Development Center: 559 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, 94080
  • St Francis Preschool: 399 San Fernando Way, San Francisco, 94127
  • LCOS Preschool: 1011 Garfield St, San Francisco, 94132
  • Edwin & Margaret Lee Tung Lok Early Childhood Learning Center: 75 Vallejo St, San Francisco, 94111

Salary range: $18.00 to $25.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Minimum 6 ECE units, or enrolled in ECE courses
  • Assistant Teacher Permit or qualified
  • Must be available Monday-Friday during program hours
  • Related experience: 350+ days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years in a childcare setting
  • CPR and First Aid certified (may complete upon hire)
  • Provide TB clearance prior to hire and every 2 years thereafter
  • Submit proof of Immunizations for Influenza, Pertussis, and Measles
  • Submit Physical Health Clearance prior to hire and every 2 years thereafter
  • Fingerprint background check clearance through Community Care Licensing

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12 or more ECE units
  • Teacher Permit
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Tagolog, Mandarin, or Cantonese




All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance.Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees