Preschool Instructor – ½ Russia Location & ½ Itinerant Position

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POSTING DATE: March 22, 2024 – until filled
POSITION: Preschool Instructor – ½ Russia Location & ½ Itinerant Position
QUALIFICATIONS: * Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Ohio Department of Education & Workforce (ODEW) Early Childhood Intervention Specialist License required; OR Kindergarten Primary or Kindergarten Elementary Certificate with Early Education of the Handicapped validation or Prekindergarten Special Needs endorsement required; OR willingness to obtain the required licensure after hire per ODE timelines.
* Successful completion of a physical, BCI/FBI background check and multiple database background checks as defined by ODODD Rule 5123-2-02. Must be physically capable to lift, carry and move children in a safe manner.

DUTIES: General duties include, but are not limited to:
• Instructs preschoolers with disabilities and their typically developing peers in a formal classroom setting. Also instructs preschoolers with disabilities in any environment per the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This instruction could take place at another preschool, a childcare center, the child’s home, or another location in the community.
• Assists the interdisciplinary team in evaluating students for determination of eligibility according to the Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities.
• Writes compliant IEPs and collaborates with other IEP team members to ensure completion.
• Assesses student’s current status in relation to the curriculum, evaluates and formulates new IEP goals/objectives.
• Develops instructional procedures & methodologies based on the IEP and the learning characteristics of the student.
• Implements instructional activities that are developmentally appropriate in a setting that fosters independence, decision making, self-control, communication, socialization, and functional skills.
• Conducts parent teacher conferences and maintains ongoing communication with parents.
• Follows the curriculum as adopted by the school in accordance with the Department of Children and Youth (DCY) guidelines for preschool.
• Develops appropriate lesson plans and instructional activities in a play-based environment.
• Writes transition reports and completes school age Evaluation Team Report (ETR) information for students entering kindergarten.
• Attends workshops, meetings, conferences, and classes that will enhance the performance & knowledge of the instructor.
• Completes all needed training for maintaining Step-Up-To-Quality (SUTQ) and DCY requirements.
• Performs related duties as assigned by the Preschool Supervisor.

COMPENSATION: Pay starting at $38,707 annually or more, based on experience and education level.
Benefits include State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS); medical, dental, vision, basic life; paid sick and personal leave. Nine paid Federal Holidays and extended holiday period in December.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week during the academic school year (192 Days).
Workday will start at the Russia Classroom at 7:45am. Itinerant duties will be performed in the afternoon.
Monday thru Thursday – 7:45am to 3:45pm and Friday 7:45am to 1:15pm.

To be considered, please notify the Board of DD of your interest via cover letter & resume and/or electronic application: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Lisa Brady @ Shelby County Board of DD, 1200 S. Childrens Home Rd., Sidney, OH 45365, Visit, click on EMPLOYMENT, click on APPLY ONLINE TODAY, complete the information in full and submit electronically to the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities.