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Apply now Job no: 95252-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:SOHE/PRE-SCHOOL LAB/LINDEN
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Vacancy ID:

95252-AS

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Float Teacher

Official Title:

INSTRUCTIONAL SPEC(S48DN) or ASSOC INSTRUCTNL SPEC(S48FN)

Hiring Department(s):

A277001-SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY/PRE-SCHOOL LAB/LINDEN

FTE:

100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 01, 2018

Term:

This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

BS - Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field including prior experience working with young children birth-5 years.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum Required Qualifications:
-- 2 years prior experience working with children birth-5 years in a group/school setting.
-- Minimum of 10 hours of approved training in infant/toddler care.
-- Must be able to identify and employ multiple strategies simultaneously in a complex work environment.
-- Requires being outdoors with children daily in all types of weather.
-- Able to keep up with the physical demands of the job including getting up and down from the floor on a continuous daily basis; sitting on small chairs 12 inches off the floor; lifting children up to 35 pounds; bending to change diapers or wipe low tables and floor spills; reaching for containers from upper shelves; moving with children during large motor activities several times each day.
-- Must be able to pass a criminal background check including finger printing.
-- Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
-- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

Preferred Qualifications:
-- Prior experience with Inquiry based curriculum for all age groups 0-5 years.
-- Prior experience with outdoor learning settings.
-- 4K Substitute teaching license for State of Wisconsin.
-- Current First Aid and Infant/Child CPR certification
-- Current SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome training

License or Certificate:

Registry level 14 or above. State of Wisconsin 4K license preferred.

Position Summary:

The successful Float Teacher candidate will work cooperatively and collaboratively with CDL staff, parents, college students, and researchers to carry out the mission of the CDL program in order to meet the emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs of all children in the program. The CDL program is relationship based and requires successful candidates to have the ability to build foundational trusting and respectful relationships. The Float Teacher substitute teaches in all classrooms and age groups and carries out all of the responsibilities of the lead classroom teachers to provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment. The Float Teacher supports established current best practices and provides input for potential program and classroom improvements. The Float teacher is knowledgeable and applies all health and safety requirements successfully and at all times.

Additional Information:

UW CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB @ SOHE: The School of Human Ecology?s Child Development Lab (CDL) is a child development and early learning program for community children and also a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff. The CDL is located in a recently renovated, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. The CDL offers year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The lab is located inside of Nancy Nicholas Hall, which is the home of the SoHE. We have a tripartite mission: (1) to provide UW students with carefully supervised training opportunities associated with their course of study; (2) to provide a population and a setting in which UW faculty and students can conduct research on issues related to child development, early learning and family studies; and (3) to engage in outreach activities, such as hosting professionals and scholars from around the world, serving on committees, providing continuing education to other teachers in the community and helping to organize community service projects. The Child Development Lab has provided excellence in early childhood education, research, and teacher training for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers since its inception in 1926. The CDL is the first preschool laboratory of its kind in Wisconsin, and it was the first laboratory school in the nation to receive accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in the 1980s.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,200 students, and 100 graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See http://sohe.wisc.edu

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people?s lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu

Contact:

Jill Riley
jillriley@wisc.edu
608-263-4579
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter. Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references.

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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