WECP SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
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Work type: Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Categories: Research, Scientific, Youth Programming/Development
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
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
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.
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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
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Previous experience and/or background in early childhood special education is
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 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
- 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.
Part Time: 40% - 50%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated
campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You
will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of three references.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
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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-
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job
postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For
more information please visit: https: // hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you
and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual
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).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and
disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and
on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the
previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request;
please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.
Applications Open: Jul 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 3 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time