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Head Start Education and Cook Positions- Open Pool- 5/20/22-5/20/2023

Apply now Job no: 500112
Work type: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Head Start Oshkosh & Fox Cities Sites
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff, University Staff, Temporary Employment, 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 their families every school year. We have eight 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 28 classrooms is employed with a full-time 4K Teacher/3K Teacher, full-time Teacher Assistant, Part-time Center Aide or 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 work hours for staff.  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. 

Competitive wages for all staff.  Full-time staff are eligible to take advantage of a great benefits package (including health, life, and dental insurance, and paid vacation, personal and sick days)

Staff wellness is prioritized through available individual/group reflective practice, Practice Based Coaching, and wellness initiatives.

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.

   

HIRING INCENTIVE!!

Head Start has a great hiring incentive happening now! New Hires, working 21 hours or more per week, will receive a $1200.00 bonus after 90 days of employment and an additional $400.00 per month thereafter, through December of 2023.  New hires working 20 hours or less per week will receive a 600.00 bonus after 90 days of employment and an additional $200.00 per month thereafter, through December of 2023.

 

 

Vaccination Policy: Head Start staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes. (To be completed before first day of work).

 

 

Early Childhood Education 4K Teacher -- Early Childhood Education Teachers will work collaboratively with their sites school district 4K program. Minimum 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 $42,662.40. Pay is dispersed over 12 months, 26 pay dates in total.

Employment Class: Non-instructional Academic Staff 
Terms of Appointment: Fixed-term Terminal 
FTE: Varies 
FLSA Status: Exempt 

We have a great hiring incentive happening now (see additional details above)!

Early Childhood Education Teacher (non-4k) -- Minimum requirements are Associate or bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or degree in related field with experience teaching preschool. Wages are $30,489.75-$33,590.39 for an annual contract for 42 weeks, August 8th, 2022-May 29th 2023. Pay is dispersed bi-weekly, over 12 months, 26 pay dates in total.

This position offers a great benefits package through the UW, including health insurance and paid leave! Also including vacation, personal and sick time.

Employment Class: Non-instructional Academic Staff 
Terms of Appointment: Fixed-term Terminal 
FTE: Varies 
FLSA Status: Exempt 

We have a great hiring incentive happening now (see additional details above)!

 

Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher -- 

Minimum requirements: 
Current enrollment in and successful completion of an Associate or bachelor's degree in early childhood or of the Preschool Child Development Associate Credential, (CDA), within 9 months of hire. Wage is $15.85 per hour, equaling $23,669.13 - $27,901.98 based on FTE. Pay is dispersed bi-weekly and reflects paid time.
Experience working with preschool age children. 
Valid Wisconsin Driver's License. 
Successful completion of criminal background checks.    

Preferences:
Associate or bachelor's degree in early childhood.  
Experience in a Head Start program.
Extensive knowledge of child development, appropriate observation/assessment methods in early child development and demonstrated knowledge of implementing early childhood curriculum.


This position offers a great benefits package through the UW, including health insurance and paid vacation, sick, and personal days.

 

Employment Class:  University Staff   
Terms of Appointment: Continuous
FTE: Varies 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation: $15.85 / hour

We have a great hiring incentive happening now (see additional details above)!

 

Early Childhood Education Assistant -- Early Childhood Education Assistants 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 the desire and ability to work effectively with young children.  This position is part-time with hourly wages of $12.27 - $14.42 per hour.

Head Start Promotes Education: Head Start supports staff through the purchasing of materials and reimbursement of time spent for completion of EC1 and CDA binders leading to a possible advancement in our program.

Employment Class: University Staff 
Terms of Appointment: Temporary 
FTE: Varies 
FLSA Status: Non-exempt  

We have a great hiring incentive happening now (see additional details above)!

 

Substitute Teachers -- 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 $12.27- $15.85 per hour. 

Employment Class: University Staff 
Terms of Appointment: Temporary 
FTE: Varies 
FLSA Status: Non-exempt 

 

Cook -- Responsible for the preparation and service of meals, receiving and storing of food stuff and supplies, and the sanitation related to these activities.  This position involves extensive organization, problem solving, records keeping (specifically required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)), and time management. This position is necessary for the daily food program required by Head Start Performance Standards, with particular attention to meeting the standards Child Nutrition, CFR, 1304.23 and Child Health, CFR, 1304.20, and applicable Day Care Licensing Rules.  Rate of pay is $15.01 per hour. Pay is dispersed bi-weekly and reflects paid time. This position offers a great benefits package through the UW, including health insurance and paid vacation, sick, and personal days.

 

Employment Class: University Staff
Terms of Appointment: Continuous
FTE: Varies
FLSA: Non-exempt

We have a great hiring incentive happening now (see additional details above)!

 

 

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 

  

To keep our open pools up to date with interested applicants, this pool will hold your application until May 15,2023. At that time, we will open a new pool and you will be notified. 

 

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AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact afaction@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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Advertised: May 20th, 2022 Central Daylight Time  
Applications close: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, based on Department need.
This Open Pool will be refreshed May 20, 2023; applicants that want to be considered will have to submit a new application each year.

 

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