Kindergarten Teacher

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19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts., OH 44122

Position title: Teacher

Date of Posting: April 16, 2021 Applications accepted until the position is filled

Supervised by: Education Director

Status: Full-time, salaried/exempt position


Under the general direction of the Education Director, has responsibility for planning and implementing the educational and therapeutic goals of the school program.  Works cooperatively with co-teachers to set up a developmentally appropriate curriculum with an appropriate daily and monthly schedule.  Works cooperatively with child therapists and parents to individualize educational expectations, approaches and interventions according to the specific needs of each child.  Completes and submits written notes, assessments and seminar reports in a timely fashion. Participates in weekly scheduled meetings on a regular basis.  Communicates and carries out duties professionally, with respect for confidentiality and the need to maintain appropriate boundaries with all involved.

Key Result Area 1: Co-Teacher

  • Works co-operatively with co-teacher to develop yearly (annual), monthly and daily lesson plans that align with the Ohio Content Standards.
  • Records daily attendance and provides that information to funding agencies when required.
  • Shares responsibility for preparation of materials set up, implementation and clean up.
  • Obtains age appropriate supplies and materials for lesson plans utilizing the established petty cash and/or purchase order procedures.
  • Creates materials for the children to help them prepare for events and changes.

Key Result Area 2: Classroom

  • Serves as the teacher responsible for being physically, emotionally and cognitively available to the children during the designated classroom hours.
  • Responsible for teaching and tracking skill development and understanding the individual needs of their assigned students.
  • Files daily notes, growth reports and other required information.
  • Communicates daily or as needed with each child’s primary parent.
  • Schedules and facilitates weekly talk times with children and parents. Complies with safety procedures and identifies and reports any safety issues to the Director of Education.
  • Encourages and models good housekeeping practices, including health and safety precautions,
  • proper care, placement and storage of equipment and materials.
  • Communicates necessary information to parents, staff and administrators.
  • Maintains classroom supply and materials inventory.

Key Result Area 3: Assessments

  • Responsible for timely completion of daily notes, assessments and required data submission.
  • Participates and is prepared for weekly therapist meetings. Provides necessary paperwork to the therapist working with the child’s family.
  • Prepares and attends seminar presentations bi annually on each child, submitting them to the
  • assigned therapist, Education Director, and Consulting Therapist a week in advance.
  • Prepares bi annual growth reports on students submitting them to the Education Director, Consulting Therapist, and assigned therapist according to the designated timeline.
  • Prepares semiannual and annual assessments including the TSG (Teaching Strategies Gold) according to the established timeline.
  • Completes all required reports (such as IEPs), required by supporting programs including The Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Key Result Area 4:The Organization

  • Meets weekly with the Director of Education.
  • Attends bi-weekly school staff meetings and trainings.
  • Participates in professional development as deemed appropriate.
  • Pursues independent learning regarding curriculum ideas, development of children via current publications, training workshops, and observation of other school programs.
  • Maintains state requirements for licensure.


  • Knowledge of early childhood education practices and how young children learn.
  • Investment and pleasure in developing and providing learning opportunities for young children.
  • Ability to empathize with young children and to relate well to a wide variety of children.
  • Ability to work with and communicate appropriately with parents and professionals.
  • Ability to maintain boundaries and respect confidentiality.
  • Ability to tolerate difficult feelings and maintain a warm, supportive demeanor in the classroom.
  • Effective writing skills.


Education/Job-related Experience: Applicant needs to be a college graduate and have training in early childhood education. Previous experience teaching in an early childhood program is preferred.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer