Job | Posted 3 months ago


We are currently recruiting and interviewing for anticipated Personal Attendant positions for the upcoming school year.  Interested applicants should visit the Lorain City Schools website at: to complete and submit an employment application.
Job Details:  A Personal Attendant is assigned to work one-on-one with a student(s) to meet the needs of their IEP.  Student(s) and/or building(s) assignment may change at any time based on the changing needs of student(s).
Workdays:  Monday - Friday; 6.50 work hours per day (with a 30-minute unpaid lunch period); 186 workdays per school year; start and end time varies based upon assigned position and school building 
(number of work days for the 2020/21 school year will be pro-rated to date-of-hire)
Rate-of-Pay for 2020/21 School Year:  $13.20 per hour  (PLUS  $1.00/hr for BA degree  OR  $2.00/hr total for MA degree)
Benefits Include: 
  • longevity pay – eligible for longevity pay of fifty cents ($ .50) per hour after five (5) years-of-service completed with LCS
  • paid holidays – eligible to receive pay for eight (8) specified holidays that fall within the paraprofessional’s work year
  • paid sick days – accrued at rate of one and a quarter (1.25) days per month, total of fifteen (15) days per school year
  • paid personal leave – eligible for up to three (3) days per school year (new employees are eligible after 90 days of employment)
  • additional paid personal leave – may be eligible for additional paid personal leave each school year based upon total sick leave balance
  • medical insurance – eligible to elect single or family medical insurance, which includes:  medical, dental, vision, and prescription medications (cost varies per coverage-level elected)
  • life insurance – a term life insurance policy for $15,000 (district covers cost) 
  • supplemental and/or dependent life insurance – eligible to elect additional, supplemental life insurance or dependent life insurance (cost varies per coverage-level elected)
  • enrollment into the School Employees Retirement System (SERS)
Required Qualifications:
  • Educational Aide Permit:  must have or be able to obtain an Educational Aid Permit through the Ohio Department of Education (cost of $25 paid for by the employee each school year)
Additional Employment Requirements: 
  1. all school employees must be able to successfully pass a BCI and FBI criminal background check (prior to employment; cost of $47.25 paid for by the employee)
  2. all school employees must be able to successfully pass a drug test (prior to employment; district covers cost)
Union:  Ohio Association of Public School Employees Chapter 120 (OAPSE 120)


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Lorain City Schools

2350 Pole Ave., Lorain, OH 44052
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,686

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.87

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 294