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Classroom Aide

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

BENEFITS:
Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 4% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:

CLASSROOM AIDE - LEVEL I
Hours: 30 hours/week
Status: Part Year*
Location: Red Arrow PM3
Req ID: 458

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year 
Location: South Madison +1
Req ID: 453

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year 
Location: East Madison +1
Req ID: 449

CLASSROOM AIDE - LEVEL II PREFERRED
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Part Year*
Location: East Madison FLOAT
Req ID: 432

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Part Year*
Location: South Madison FLOAT
Req ID: 460

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year 
Location: Red Arrow FLOAT
Req ID: 459

SUMMARY:
The Classroom Aide is responsible for assisting and partnering with the Teacher (and Teacher Aide) in developing and implementing a program of activities that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in a group in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Wisconsin Child Care Licensing, City of Madison Accreditation and Wisconsin YoungStar standards. The duties and responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of the Classroom Teacher.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Experience working with children ages 3-5 preferably in a licensed child care setting
  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and be able to relate well to children, families, staff and community
  • Demonstrate effective listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR certification within 6 months of employment
  • Knowledge of basic first aid
  • Have a valid driverís license (for Subs and Floats only)
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program.
  • Preferred bilingual, particularly Hmong and / or Spanish
  • Experience working with low-income, multicultural families preferred
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements for Classroom Aide l

  • Documentation of completion of the Intro to Child Care Profession (or equivalent credit bearing course in Child Development/Early Childhood Education) that is required by Wisconsin Day Care License Requirement or must receive within 6 months of employment

Qualifications / Requirements for Classroom Aide II
 

  • Documentation of completion of the Intro to Child Care Profession (or equivalent credit bearing course in Child Development/Early Childhood Education) that is required by Wisconsin Day Care License Requirement
  • Documentation of enrollment and completion of at minimum one course towards the Preschool Credential OR CDA (Child Development Associate).

*Part Year employees have built in vacations which include summer break, 2 weeks in winter, and spring break (part year staff follow the school district calendar in which their program is located) 

  

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