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Instructional Paraprofessional

An open, competitive examination will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 to create an eligible list for the following classification with the Medina City Schools:




                                                                                         Starting Salary: $15.20/hour


Application information for this examination may be obtained at the Medina Civil Service office, 132 North Elmwood Avenue, Medina, on July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 24, 2019, between 8am and 4pm ONLY. Application deadline is 4pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Note: Office is closed July 22 and July 23. No applications are collected when office is closed. Applications can be filed in person or download an employment application to complete from Document link below and send by email to


NATURE OF WORK: Paraprofessional position for Medina City Schools. Duties may include any of the following: reinforcing teacher instruction; working with small groups following a teacher’s instruction; aiding students in make-up work; guiding independent study and remedial work as instructed by a teacher; and reading to children/listening to children read. School media center duties include acquisition, distribution, utilization, and maintenance of resources; assisting students and/or teachers with research materials and sources; helping set up and run book fairs. May involve student health/safety duties including acting as crossing guard, recess monitor, changing diapers or bathroom assistance. Informing building principal of matters as required. Other related duties as are reasonable and proper when requested by school administration.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and ability to obtain Educational Aide Permit. Related work experience preferred. Ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to make mathematical computations; ability to work well with children, school staff, and the public.


NATURE OF EXAMINATION: Written examination will test for knowledge of general office skills, reading comprehension, basic mathematics, health and first aid, and working with others. A passing grade is 70% or above. ALTHOUGH ADMINISTERED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, THIS IS NOT A CIVIL SERVICE POSITION. All test results and scores are subject to public record laws.


VETERANS PREFERENCE: Any veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces who has been honorably discharged and who passes the examination may receive additional credit, provided proof of honorable discharge (DD-214) is presented and verified prior to the exam date.


PROBATION: All persons appointed to permanent positions are subject to a probationary period of 120 days worked. The probationary period is an essential part of the examination process used for the effective adjustment of the employee and the elimination of any probationer whose performance fails to meet the required standards of work.

ACCOMMODATION: An applicant can request reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/examination process by completing and submitting an EXAMINATION ACCOMMODATION REQUEST form.




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