Preschool Instructor

POSTING DATE:  April 19th, 2023 – until filled

POSITION: Preschool Instructor – 9 Month/Full-Time at Shelby Hills Preschool (JACKSON CENTER Classroom)

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  ODE Early Childhood Intervention Specialist License preferred; OR Kindergarten Primary or Kindergarten Elementary Certificate with Early Education of the Handicapped validation or Prekindergarten Special Needs endorsement preferred; OR willingness to obtain the required licensure after hire per ODE timelines. (The Board of DD will provide guidance for the licensure process if needed.) Successful completion of a physical, BCI/FBI background check and multiple database background checks as defined by ODODD Rule 5123-2-02.

DUTIES:  General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the interdisciplinary team in evaluating students for determination of eligibility according to the rules for the Education of Preschool Children with Disabilities.
  • Assesses student’s current status in relation to the curriculum, evaluates and formulates new Individualized Education Program (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.
  • Assures student safety in the classroom, on the playground and during student drop-off and pick-up.
  • Works with a classroom assistant to develop activities and implement IEP’s for the students.
  • Directs the assistant in other classroom duties that are required for the health, safety, and welfare of the students.
  • Maintains attendance and other records.
  • Follows the curriculum as adopted by the school in accordance with ODE guidelines.
  • Develops appropriate lesson plans and instructional activities in a play-based classroom.
  • Keeps observation notes and/or a checklist on each child in the classroom to evaluate the child’s progress. 
  • Writes transition reports and completes school age multifactored evaluation (MFE) information for students entering kindergarten.
  • Attends workshops, meetings, conferences, and classes that will enhance the performance & knowledge of the instructor.
  • Works with other preschool, childcare, and early intervention staff to provide consistent programming throughout the center and to provide smooth transitions from one program to another.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Accepts students who are entering the field of special education and/or preschool into their classrooms in order to provide them with the knowledge and experience that is necessary to educate more teachers in the field.

COMPENSATION: Pay starting at $38,707 or more based on relevant experience. Benefits include State Teachers Retirement System (STRS); medical, dental, vision, life insurance; paid sick and personal leave.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday during the academic school year (192 days) – classroom located within Jackson Center Local Schools.

CONTACT:  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. Children’s 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider