Preschool Teacher

Ohio Northern University

United States

July 22, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: S000437

Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants Job Title: Preschool Teacher Position Title: Preschool Teacher Position Type: Support Staff Classification: 7 Department: Child Development Center Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers' Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee's dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD). Employees receive two weeks of vacation, two weeks of sick leave, and three days per year of personal leave.

Pay Band: Job Summary:

Responsible for direction, teaching, and overall supervision of a group of children. Performs activities that ensure the safety, involvement, and creativity of each individual in the group. Works with team teachers to plan, discuss and implement daily plans in accordance with the current curriculum while incorporating the Ohio Early Learning Education Standards.


Responsible for direction, teaching, and overall supervision of a group of children.

Principal Responsibilities

Work with the teaching team to prepare and implement daily plans and care in accordance with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Step Up to Quality Regulations, the center's current curriculum and Ohio Early Learning Education Standards. Understand and apply the center's mission statement. Assist in the implementation and planning of the center events.

  • Ensure the health and safety of the group at all times, while promoting a feeling of trust and security in the program.
  • Work with the teaching team to collect appropriate anecdotal notes and assess the progress of each child in the group.
  • Research current trends in child development/education and put them into practice in the classroom as appropriate within the curriculum and best practices.
  • Work in cooperation with teaching team members to assure the individual needs of each child are met as the situation demands.
  • Meets the physical and emotional needs of each child.
  • Satisfies the developmental needs of each child through child/adult interactions and planned activities.
  • Ensure that the classroom is prepared before children arrive, cleaned at the end of each shift, and observe for safety hazards throughout the day.
  • Keep classroom and hallway looking fresh and inviting.
  • Greets each child, parent, and guest warmly and enthusiastically daily.
  • Arrange the learning environment in a manner that promotes safety and learning in a cheerful environment. Assist with classroom schedule and arrangement consistent with ECERS (Environment Rating Scales).
  • Conduct parent conferences on each child's development.
  • Assure all required classroom documentation and record-keeping is completed in a timely manner (i.e. daily lesson plans, weekly lesson plans, required formal and informal assessments, parent/teacher conference forms, daily attendance, environmental screening, child screening forms, newsletters, professional development plans).
  • Attend general staff meetings, and teacher planning meetings and assist in setting the goals for the center.
  • Work with the center director to be in compliance of all state licensing rules and Step Up to Quality requirements.
  • Complete all state-required paperwork and background checks.
  • Complete annually all professional development training hours.
  • Complete all required CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease, and Child Abuse and Neglect Training.
  • Other duties that are assigned by the director
  • Remain in teacher/child ratio at all times.
  • Required Skills:

    The teacher must possess the personal attributes needed to develop trusting relationships with children and adults. It is important to be friendly, inviting, self-motivated, even-tempered, and adaptable. Personal attributes include the following:

  • Professional in appearance, attitude and ability.
  • Respect the confidentiality of each child and their family.
  • Treat children, parents, and staff members with dignity and respect.
  • Develop a sense of teamwork with co-workers in all activities, including housekeeping, diapering/ toilet training, and meal service as well as lesson preparation and record-keeping.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff and accept supervision to help promote a positive environment.
  • Practice good communication skills and exhibit a warm nurturing attitude.
  • Knowledge and experience working with young children and the basics of child development.
  • Ability to perform physical demands such as lifting (25lbs-50lbs) and carrying children and equipment, while also sitting on the floor or child- sized furniture.
  • Knowledge of activities appropriate to age group. Ability to be flexible with daily routines and schedules to capture “nurturing and teachable moments”.
  • Knowledge of safety issues, communicable disease management/control/prevention and basic first aid.
  • Skills in patience and remaining calm under pressure. Ability to move and react quickly to handle emergencies effectively.
  • Skills in time management and organization.
  • Skills in parent communication.
  • Ability to supervise assistants, give instructions, and delegate duties in a professional manner.
  • Acquire knowledge of the current curriculum and implement the curriculum and best practices in the classroom
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Associate Degree or CDA in Early Childhood Education / Child Development.

    Must attend continuing training classes designed to broaden professionalism, education and skill involving child care and child development as required by Federal and State regulations and administration.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    A Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education / Child Development.

    EEO Statement

    ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment.

    College Description: Appointment Length: 12-months Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants: Status: Full-Time

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree
  • Associates Degree in progress
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Bachelors Degree in progress
  • Masters Degree
  • Masters Degree in progress
  • PHD
  • PHD in progress
  • Do you have a CDA (Child Development Associate) degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Copy of Transcript 1
  • Teaching Experience and Effectiveness
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Other Document
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