Wisconsin ECE Jobs

WEESSN Early Childhood Substitute Lacrosse Vernon

Reference ID : 53108
Location : Viroqua, WI
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



Wisconsin Early Childhood Association is a statewide, nonprofit association serving as a professional association whose members care for and educate Wisconsin's children, aged birth to eight. We are affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association works to build a foundation for a lifetime of learning for Wisconsin's young children by promoting excellence in early education programs, supporting professionalism in the early childhood workforce, and calling for greater investment in quality early child care. WECA's mission is to meet the professional needs of adults who nurture and teach Wisconsin's young children through a rich continuum of services.

The Wisconsin Early Education Shared Services Network (WEESSN) brings together family and center-based early care and education programs to pool resources and leverage economies of scale.

The WEESSN Early Childhood Substitute is a full-time, salaried position that functions as a "Relief Squad" educator assigned to a subset of family care or group programs within the WEESSN network for pre-scheduled coverage of staff/family child care provider absences. This is not an "on-call" position. The Relief Squad Educator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom or family child care setting they are supporting. Educators must have a good understanding of children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development to ensure a safe and stimulating learning environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Relief Squad Educator must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults to meet the needs of the children, work as a team with other educators and assistants, and communicate with parents as needed. 

This position is responsible for the coverage of Lacrosse & Vernon counties.


Spanish/English bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Living in the state of Wisconsin is required for this position. 


This position is hybrid with working from your home office and going into childcare facilities in Lacrosse & Vernon counties. 

By joining our amazing team, you help WECA carry out its important mission and in return, here is what we will do for you.


       10 days of vacation

       12 Sick days

       13 paid Holidays

       Life insurance, Short term & Long term Disability-all company paid

       Medical Insurance with HRA- company pays 75% of your medical deductible & prescriptions

       Dental Insurance- company paid

       Vision Insurance

       Flex Spending/Dependent Care Account

       401K- Company matches up to 3%

       Relief Squad educators will have free access to all professional development opportunities sponsored by WEESSN. All costs associated with health reports, background checks and Registry membership will be covered by WEESSN.  

       Mileage is reimbursed for required travel

       WECA is closed the week between Christmas and New Years and this time off is all paid as holiday.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, development disability, sexual orientation or national origin.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Keep the WECA calendar current with times/days of availability. Currently, assignments are made for blocks of one week with each placement. During times of high COVID case spread, Relief Squad staff work on administrative tasks for WEESSN for one week after they are in a program to reduce the risk of spread.
  • Keep calendar up-to-date and communicate promptly with Relief Squad Coordinator about scheduling needs
  • Work with the Relief Squad Coordinator to ensure your licensing requirements are met
  • Accurately track mileage for proper reimbursement
  • Accurately track hours worked for proper reimbursement 
  • Arrive five minutes early for all jobs
  • Dress according to the host program's guidelines 
  • Keep notes on program policies and preferences 

       At all times, uphold professionalism, confidentiality, and respect for the enrolled programs

       Bilingual English/Spanish candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

WECA Community Responsibilities:

Both inside and outside the workplace, staff are expected to foster a positive team environment through:

       Contribute to the creation of a positive work environment, reflecting a team environment

       Demonstrate constructive interpersonal skills

       Participate in professional development relative to work performance and professional growth

       Participate actively in team and organizational functions

       Conduct self in a professional manner within the Early Childhood Education community


Education & Required Skills

  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education Credential with 3-5 years of experience
  • Certificate from the Registry stating that you are qualified as an early childhood teacher (WEESSN can help you obtain this if you do not already have it)
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment
  • A strong understanding of child development
  • Ability to work in several early childhood settings and adjust to the requirements in each
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Infant/child CPR and first aid certification (WEESSN can help you obtain this if you do not already have it)
  • Travel and reliable transportation are required
  • Ideal candidate will have both family and group child care experience 

Nice To Haves


Benefit information is in the summary,

Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Viroqua, WI

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