Job no: 237286-AS
Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Research, Scientific, Youth
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 Teacher is responsible for preparing classroom lessons,
facilitating classroom programs, and assessing student progress to
ensure safety and foster an environment of learning and development
in accordance with established curriculum, interacts regularly with
parents and trains new teachers and students.
List of Duties
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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,
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Early Childhood
Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development or
a closely related filed is preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Previous experience and/or background in early childhood special
education is required.
Two years of experience working with young children (birth - five
years) and previous experience working in a team teaching setting
is highly preferred.
License or Certificate:
Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Exceptional Educational
Needs, or closely related educational license is preferred.
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
Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner,
including but not limited to effort reporting and outside
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
- Quick reaction time, i.e. respond instantly to unexpected
Have knowledge of and comply with developmentally appropriate
practice in early childhood education and all policies and
procedures described in the WECP Staff Handbook.
Part Time: 40% - 50%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
$38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
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Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through
diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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