TEACHER - WAISMAN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM (WECP)
JOB NO.: 90693
Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Categories: Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 90693-AS
Working Title: Teacher - Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP)
Official Title: SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)
Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
FTE: 75% - 100%
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 21, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's degee is required. A degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development or a closely related filed is preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A minimum of two years working in a preschool setting is preferred.
License or certificate:
Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Exceptional Educational Needs, or closely related educational license preferred.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 15 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).
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
- 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 needs.
Have knowledge of and comply with all policies and procedures described in the WECP Staff Handbook.
Instructions to applicants:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Advertised: 17 May 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 16 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time