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Special Needs Aide

Department: Education Preschool (3-5)
Location: Madison, WI

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Part Year/Temporary
Location: East Madison +2

Assist the Teacher in the planning and implementation of daily learning activities for assigned child(ren). Support assigned child(ren) with special needs/challenging or unsafe behaviors in large group as well as individually. Assist the Teacher in providing a creative, pleasant and developmentally appropriate learning experience for all children. Assist in assuring overall safety for assigned child(ren).


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, plus:
  • Documentation of completion of the Intro to Child Care Profession that are required by Wisconsin Day Care License Requirement (or must receive within 6 months of employment)
  • Have 25 hours of continuing education for each year of teaching experience.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward all cultures.
  • Experience working with low-income and multi-cultural families.
  • Ability to implement directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to work with children with disabilities, parents, teaching staff and other professionals in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work with children with challenging/unsafe behaviors in a positive      manner.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision.
  • Additional coursework in related fields.
  • Bilingual,  particularly Spanish and /or Hmong is desired.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Obtain Pediatric CPR certification within 6 months of employment.


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