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

Website Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC)

Our mission is to plan, develop and coordinate services designed to combat conditions related to poverty.

Classroom Assistant’s (Preschool)

Come join our amazing group of people!  The Teacher Assistant works in a classroom role working alongside the Teacher and another Teacher Assistant in the development of an education program for children ages 3-5.

Wage and hour information:

  1. Non – Transportation Classrooms. Teacher Assistants in non-transportation classrooms are scheduled 35/hrs. weekly with a wage of $12.01 (HS Diploma), $12.58 (CDA) or $13.16 (Associates Degree).
  2. Transportation Classrooms (driving the shorter bus to bring 3-5 year old’s to/from school).  Teacher Assistants in transportation classrooms are scheduled 40/hrs. weekly with a starting wage of $12.01 (HS Diploma), $12.58 (CDA) or $13.16 (Associates Degree). They are required to drive the bus. NOCAC provides training and costs to obtain the CDL. After obtaining their CDL: $13.16 (HS Diploma), $13.73 (CDA) or $14.31 (Associates Degree).  In order to be considered for one of these openings, you must be insurable by the agency insurance.  To be insurable, you must have a good driving record, be able/willing to obtain a Class B CDL (small bus) and be over the age of 21. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, school hours (vary by classroom).  Children are in class Monday thru Thursday, so Friday may be a shorter work/planning day.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement plan with an agency 6% match
  • Accruals earned: Personal and Vacation time
  • Paid for all Federal holiday’s
  • Summers off
  • Working with a non-profit {501(c)(3)} qualifies staff for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Schools with openings: 

  1. Archbold (40/hr transportation classroom)
  2. Defiance, float (35/hr transportation)


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year working in an Early Childhood Education program, 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 be at least 21 years of age.


  • 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.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing job requirements as specified by the funding source and/or NOCAC policy including: background screening, drug/alcohol screening, and employment physical.
  • Must maintain professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality; be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals and be able to work with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and ages.

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