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Child Care Teacher’s Assistant

MCFI - Milwaukee Main Campus

The Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) is a nonprofit agency assisting individuals with special needs and other barriers, to live and work successfully in their communities. MCFI affiliates include New Health Services, the School for Early Development & Achievement and TLS Behavioral Health. We are proud of a continuum of services that provides over 50 programs – for children through seniors – designed to meet the unique needs of people served.


The Child Care Teacher’s Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide a warm and nurturing environment in which the child can grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. This position also assists in carrying out instructional activities; promotes student safety and well-being and reinforces classroom programs. This position assists the lead teacher in all tasks.

This is a regular, pool, hourly first shift position. This is an as-needed position so hours are not guaranteed. You may be schedule as early as 7:30 am and work as late as 5:30 pm. There is also a requirement to work a minimum of one Saturday a month.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Interact and encourage the children in all activities.
Treat all children with dignity and respect and allow for individuals differences.
Be familiar with and adhere to the program’s policies, guidance philosophy, health and safety regulations, emergency procedures, and be ready to implement these as necessary. Communicate effectively with parents, children and other professionals in PSN. Make each parent feel at ease at the program.
Help children using a positive, appropriate approach. Promote natural learning opportunities throughout each child’s day.
Assist in the maintenance of child care/staff ratio at all times.
Participate in daily cleaning and ordering of the classroom environment. Maintain room arrangement that is safe, inviting, interesting and stimulating. Participate in ongoing professional development, pursuing the required number of continued education hours yearly and documenting this for Child Care Director.
Report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to the Child Care Director and Bureau.
Develop a cooperative and supportive attitude within the child care rooms.
Assist the teacher in planning activities with the group and offer suggestions and information about the children.
Practice and promote safety in all aspects of PSN program. Perform other marginal duties relevant to the needs of the program.
Required Qualifications:

Minimum of High School Diploma/GED required.
Successful completion of Department of Children and Families Administrative Code DCF 250 licensing rule for Assistant Child Care Teacher (DCF 251.05 (1)).
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood will be considered, but must complete the paperwork to receive DCF 250 licensing for the Registry.
Must be willing to take additional classes/workshops/courses to maintain and raise skill level.
Desired Qualifications:

Experience in working with families as an integral part of the educational environment is desirable.