Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

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Duties


Perform a variety of educational and support services to assist in the provision of productive learning experiences for all children regardless of identified and/or suspected disabilities, inclusive of mental health, by providing guidance and encouragement in their pursuit of  developing their maximum intellectual, social, and emotional potential.

  • Assist in the educational and social development of children under the direction and guidance of the Intervention Manager in collaboration with classroom teaching teams and through assigned caseloads at assigned Head Start centers.
  • Provide support for children assigned to the caseload inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities by creating and implementing individualized strategies to teach new skills.
  • Provide documentation on child observations, educational outcomes, and relevant data to assist in the creation, implementation, and modification of the behavior plan for each child. Monitor each child’s progress on a regular basis.
  • Assist children with personal health care needs such as toileting, personal hygiene, sensory diets, and use of adaptive equipment while ensuring the health and safety of all children at all times.
  • Participate in home visits and parent teacher conferences to provide updates on the child’s progress.
  • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists and mental health consultants adhering to policies and procedures while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Support children with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.
  • Document case management information in Child Plus as appropriate.
  • Prepare classroom materials, displays, and individual accommodations and modifications.
  • Demonstrate appropriate standards of personal health, professional behavior, emotional stability, sound judgment, and behavior management skills.
  • Demonstrate and role-model the skills of Conscious Discipline in the classroom with teaching teams and children.

Qualifications


  • An Associate degree in Paraprofessional Education, preferred.
  • An Associate degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or closely related degree, would be considered.
  • Demonstrate professional and related experience obtained through training or direct services.
  • Experience within a Head Start program, child care program or a school system, preferred.
  • Demonstrated maturity and the ability to work with children with special needs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods at a time and work in a classroom environment that is physically adapted to the needs of children ages 3-5.
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain the state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through the NOCAC vehicle insurance carrier.

Site


1 – Defiance/Paulding County

1 – Williams County

1 – Fulton/Henry County

Hours


35 hrs/weekly – part year

Pay Rate


$14.90 – $15.97, based on qualifications

Deadline for Applications


Open until positions are filled