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

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  • Assist the teacher with classroom activities that will enhance each child’s growth and development in all areas including: physical, cognitive, social/emotional, creativity, communications, individuality, and self-concept.
  • Participate with the teacher in developing weekly lesson plans.
  • Assist in maintaining the physical setup of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate appropriate standards of personal health, safety and behavior management through role-modeling.
  • Assist the Teacher in maintaining records and with home visits, as needed.
  • Transport children to and from center and field trips, and operate a Type-A bus in a safe and courteous manner according to the laws of Ohio and the Head Start/ECE regulations.
  • Teach children and parents all safety practices and rules concerning loading and unloading; crossing the street in front of the bus; fastening seat-belts while riding the bus; and acceptable bus-riding behavior.
  • Follow procedures to ensure proper care of a child whose parent is not present upon the child’s return from center.


  • High School Diploma or GED and,
  • One year working in an Early Childhood Education program.
  • CDA certification preferred.
  • Must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement or be willing and able to obtain one within 90 days of employment.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Must be able to stand for periods at a time
  • Must be able to work in a classroom environment that is physically flexible to the needs of children ages 3-5.
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through NOCAC’s vehicle insurance carrier.


Defiance and Bryan


35 hrs weekly

Pay Rate

$11.34 – $13.51 to start based on education/CDL qualifications

Deadline for Applications

Open until positions are filled