This non-exempt position is responsible through supervision and skill for providing a safe, playful, and therapeutic environment for children at the Playroom. This position reports to the Playroom Coordinator.


  • Care for children ranging from 0-12 years old utilizing non-directive play, art media, and dramatic play to support the children’s social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Provide for children’s basic needs while in care including but not limited to changing diapers, preparing meals, and feeding, as well as maintaining a clean and safe Playroom environment.
  • Facilitate developmental growth for children by identifying developmental concerns and helping children to improve peer relationships, regulate emotions, and express their needs appropriately.
  • Work with children individually and in groups.
  • Administer standardized assessment tools that measure children’s developmental growth.
  • Develop and implement service plans based on assessment data.
  • Participate in creating an environment where parents are assisted to create and experience shared positive emotions with each of their children.
  • Support the parent / child relationship by helping parents with any concerns they might have in dealing with their child or parenting.
  • Participate in planning and discussions around how best to support client families.
  • Build supportive relationships with parents.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings; contribute observations concerning children to scheduled debriefings.
  • Document children’s developmental progress and any concerns in the children’s behavior.
  • Aid in coordination of Playroom and Center activities with volunteers, staff, and consultants.
  • Required to work occasional weekend shifts during the year, assist at community events and with other outreach efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Providing Front Door Reception coverage when needed
  • Enter ETO data for Playroom.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social work, or 4 years of equivalent work with children required.
  • Bilingual in English / Spanish preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children establishing and maintaining a fun and safe environment required.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment required.
  • Ability to work with and sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic and cultural staff and client population.
  • Ability to support parent / child relationships.
  • Ability to be flexible, punctual and reliable.
  • Basic computer skills required: word processing and internet search capabilities.


  • Full-time (40 hours per week).  Core hours:  Monday – Thursday, 11:00-7:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Schedule can vary month to month or on an as needed basis.
  • Non-Exempt
  • Position must pass fingerprinting requirement and will be reference checked.

Typical Working Conditions:
Combination of child care setting and standard office environment.
Equipment Used:
Computer, phone, fax, copier.
Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Occasional travel w/in San Francisco.
  • Position requires ability to lift children of up to 50 lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running, and playing with children is required in this position.
  • Additional light lifting.

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]sfcapc.org.