ASSISTANT TEACHER - WAISMAN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

Job no: 233616-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Youth Programming/Development



Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The Waisman Center Early Childhood Program (WECP) is an inclusive, full-day preschool for children ages 1 through 6. Up to 1/3 of the children enrolled may have special needs because of a disability, medical condition, or behavioral challenge. WECP follows a developmental play-based curriculum. It is licensed by the State of Wisconsin, and accredited by the City of Madison and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The WECP Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting with curriculum preparation, classroom facilitation, student monitoring to ensure safety and foster an environment of learning and development in accordance with established curriculum and interacts regularly with parents.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required. A degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development or a closely related field is a plus.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

One to two years of experience working in a pre-school setting, preferrably within a team teaching setting is highly preferred.

License or Certificate:

Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Exceptional Educational Needs, or closely related educational license and/or certificate is preferred.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

A yearly Criminal Background Check and Caregiver Background Check and one-time fingerprinting will be performed. A TB test and health examination is required not more than 12 months prior to or 30 days after the first day of employment. A CPR certificate (including training in infant and child CPR, and training in AED) must be on file within 6 months of the first day of work. Training in Shaken Baby syndrome and in Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse are required. Training can be provided by WECP staff during the first week of employment.

Overall physical fitness:
Agility: Ability to sit on floor and get up and down with ease; run, jump and climb hills and step stools; and reach overhead to retrieve items on shelves above shoulder level. Hang objects one foot above height.

Strength: Ability to lift at least 30 pounds and ability to carry this weight across a classroom; engage in vigorous outdoor and gym play for at least 30 minutes; and push/pull at least 3 children in stroller or wagon. Push children on swings. Walk up and down stairs. Move/push classroom furniture as needed.

Speed: Ability to perform physical tasks within a time frame commensurate with needs of fast-paced preschool classroom. Quick reaction time, i.e. respond instantly to unexpected needs.

Have knowledge of and comply with developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and all policies and procedures described in the WECP Staff Handbook.

Department(s):

A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

Work Schedule:

WECP hours of operation are 7:15am - 5:45pm. A schedule between normal business hours will be determined upon hire.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of three references.

Contact:

Kailee Gawlik
kailee.gawlik@wisc.edu
608-262-9613
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

EDUCATIONAL ASST-OBJ(59102)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

233616-US

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Apr 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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