Child Care Teacher-Sign On Bonus
Department Child Care Center
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Days
FTE 0.01 FTE
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Job Details

This position is an on-call, non-benefited eligible position.   Sign On Bonus $1500.00

The Child Care Teacher provides care for children between the ages of six weeks to twelve years of age. Teachers are assigned to work with a group of children in a classroom setting working with their cognitive, emotional, affective, and motor skills and development. Child Care Teachers rotate schedules and have can have flexible hours Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. We have the flexibilty to work with class schedules.

The Child Care Teacher plans and carries out a daily program designed to meet the physical and developmental needs of a group of children. This person works collaboratively with other staff assisting in the classroom, is sensitive and accommodating to the needs of individual children, and relates well to both children and adults. The Child Care Teacher is the point person in his/her assigned classroom and is responsible for oversight of classroom operations.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plan, schedule, and implement the daily program of developmentally appropriate experiences for a classroom group of children, stimulating children’s cognitive, social/emotional, language and health and wellness development using different approaches to learning. Utilize a wide range of theory- and research-based approaches, strategies, and environments, including the integration of the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, to set the stage for developmentally appropriate practices within the classroom.

  • Maintain a physical environment conducive to children's growth and development and arrange the classroom to promote optimal program functioning in accordance with appropriate environment rating scales.

  • Promote positive self-esteem of children through positive guidance, body language and tone of voice.
  • Create and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans using resources, assessments, and goals of individual children, focusing on the development of individual strengths.

  • Facilitate culturally appropriate and inclusive programs and activities. Utilize family goals, traditions, and cultural considerations in planning environments and programming to enrich children’s health, relationships, and experiences.

  • Maintain regulatory compliance with WI DCF Licensing Rules and YoungStar.  Demonstrate best practices in child care in accordance with YoungStar.

  • Maintain individual child portfolios, demonstrating developmentally appropriate goal-setting, observations, and achievements.

  • Communicate effectively with children and adults. Express ideas, thoughts, and observations appropriately in writing and verbally.

  • Develop meaningful and responsive relationships with children and families, focusing on a family-centered environment that encourages family involvement in a child’s development and learning. 

  • Schedule and facilitate parent conferences to discuss children’s development; collaborate with families to devise learning and development strategies as appropriate.

  • Observe and evaluate children’s cognition and general knowledge, learning approaches, social and emotional development, language development and communication, and physical health. Analyze, interpret, and communicate assessment results accurately and effectively, with the goal of obtaining valid, useful quantitative and qualitative information.

  • Ensure the safety and security of the children at all times. Follow regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety, physical activity, and nutrition.

  • Follow hospital and departmental policies and procedures in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Direct the work of co-teachers, student teachers, and volunteers. Provide oversight to student teachers, working collaboratively with university or college staff to ensure a positive and rewarding student placement.

  • Certificate from the Registry, the Wisconsin early childhood professional recognition system, within 3 months after assuming the position, as evidence of meeting the education and experience qualifications.

  • Complete required continuing education on an annual basis.

  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as requested.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency +   and in the first year of school to obtain an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education 
    An Associate's degree will be required within two years of date of hire. If obtaining a Bachelor's degree, that will be required within 4 years.
    Desired Associate degree in   Child Development or Early Childhood Education or Associate's degree in unrelated field plus 30 related credits; or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field. Completion of required coursework as described in DCF 251 Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers. Registry level 12 required and registry level 14 desired 

    Work Experience:
    Required 6 months of experience or a minimum of 80 days as a full-time child care worker or 120 days as a half-time worker or volunteer in a licensed day care center, a kindergarten, or an early childhood program approved by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF).
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    Leadership work independently: self-disciplined
    Leadership plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making have positive attitude
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Desired First Aid Certification 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Squatting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Climbing Stair Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Balance - Left Leg Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Short Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Right Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Left Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 50-75
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.
    Subject to hazards.
    Subject to outside environmental conditions.
    Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

    Child Care Teacher-Sign On Bonus

    Equal Opportunity Employer