WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Milestones has several locations! Our School-Age division operates programs in eight schools in Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, and Glendale. Our Early Childhood division operates at three locations. Which site you work at would depend upon the specific openings we may have. Most programs are very accessible from bus lines.
DO I HAVE TO BE AN EDUCATION MAJOR TO WORK AT MILESTONES?
No, we have over forty students from a wide variety of majors working for Milestones.
WHAT AGE CHILDREN WOULD I WORK WITH?
Milestones school age programs serve children in general from k4 through 5th grades (roughly four to eleven year olds). However, some of programs may offer care to k3 preschool children and occasionally we extend care to 6th graders. Our early childhood programs serves children from three months to five year olds. Furthermore, individual programs may vary in the ages of children they serve. some may be K4 and K5 only, while others may be 1st- 5th graders, and every combination in between.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?
Ideally, we look for potential staff to have some experience working with children in a group setting, as well as training that would qualify under state licensing rules (such as Child Psychology or Early Childhood Teacher I and II). Ultimately though, we are looking for candidates who are going to be responsible, reliable, and hard working with good people skills. According to state licensing rules, new teaching staff have up to six months to complete the approved training. Milestones is usually able to help arrange that training.
WHAT DOES THE JOB ENTAIL?
Providing for the safety and well being of the group of children you are hired to work with. Providing an array of choice oriented, age-appropriate activities that may include arts and crafts, outdoor and gym, blocks and manipulatives, board games and more.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
It depends! We have so many different types of positions and we are providing care from 7:00 AM to 6:00PM Monday-Friday. The major time periods when we need staff are weekday afternoons (2:45-6:00 PM) and mornings (7:00–9:00 AM). But there are lots of other times often available. Just ask what positions we currently have available.
ARE YOU FLEXIBLE WITH SCHEDULING?
With over forty students working for Milestones we have been able to be flexible whenever possible. There are of course limits, but don’t think you couldn’t work for Milestones because of your schedule. Ask us, you never know!
WHAT IS THE PAY?
Assistant Teachers start no lower than $8.50 p/hr. Head Teachers start no lower than $10.15 p/hr. Then we take into consideration past experience and education and assess points to it. The points translate to a hiring starting wage.