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Head Start Education Positions - Open Pool

Apply now Job no: 497378
Work type: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff, Open Application Pool

UW Oshkosh Head Start is a federally funded, preschool program for low-income families. We have the opportunity to work with 500 children and families every school year. We have nine centers in seven different cities throughout Winnebago, Calumet, Outagamie and Shawano Counties.

Head Start provides comprehensive education, family support and health services to assist the whole child and family in school readiness. Every one of our 29 classrooms is employed with a full-time 4K Teacher/3K Teacher, full-time Teacher Assistant, Part-time Center Aide and Substitute Teacher/Aides.  Each position works collaboratively to develop skills and practices to support school readiness for each child and to support our comprehensive services offered to each child and family.  Classroom sizes are 17-20 children.  School is in session September - May with additional August hours.  Our program embraces the High/Scope curriculum, offers many professional development opportunities, and implements Pyramid Model and Conscious Discipline programs to support social/emotional development.

We offer competitive wages for all staff.  Full-time staff are eligible to take advantage of a great benefits (including health, life, dental, sick pay and holidays, etc) package. We are off for one week during holidays and one week of Spring Break (usually same week as your sites' school district spring break).

Each position has specific requirements with different rates of pay.  All applicants must successfully complete a background check and fingerprinting and have a valid Wisconsin driver's license or ability to obtain one.  

4K Teacher -- Head Start 4K Teachers will work collaboratively with their sites school district 4K program. Requirements are Bachelor's degree in early childhood education and/or related field and Wisconsin Pre-Kindergarten certification #080,086,088 or 090. Wages are $30,173.52 - $33,321.60 per 9-month contract running Sept - May with additional pay for August hours.  

3K Teacher -- Requirements are Associate or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or degree in related field with experience teaching preschool.  Wages are $23,267.40 - $27,783.60 per 9-month contract running Sept - May with additional pay for August hours.  

Teacher Assistant -- Requirements are Associate or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or degree in related field with experience teaching preschool.  Wages are $19,033.56 - $22,932 per 9-month contract running Sept - May with additional pay for August hours.  

Center Aide -- Center Aides collaborate with full-time teachers and teacher assistants to support children's school readiness. Center Aides will also assist with center responsibilities to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.   Minimum requirements are high school diploma or equivalency (proof of education required) and a the desire and ability to work effectively with young children.  This position is part-time with hourly wages of $11.00 - $13.10

Substitute Teachers/Center Aides -- Substitutes are hired to assist at schools based on program needs. Hours and work locations are flexible and determined by applicant. Mileage will be reimbursed if applicant meets driver authorization requirements of UW Oshkosh.  Minimum requirement is high school diploma or equivalency (proof of education required).  Teacher qualified applicants will receive higher level of pay and must have Associate or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.  Rate of pay for substitutes is $11.00 - $13.74 per hour.


How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter
Current resume
Three professional references (contact information and/or letter)
Unofficial transcript or proof of highest level of education

In order to keep our open pools up-to-date with interested applicants, this pool will hold your application until 9/30/2020 - At that time, we will open a new pool and you will be notified.

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