Simon Kenton Elementary ( learn more )

Springfield City School District

Springfield, OH ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4044770
  • Application Deadline: September 29, 2022
  • Posted : September 23, 2022

Job Description

Who We Are:
The Springfield City School District, home to The John Legend Theatre, is seeking a Paraprofessional at Simon Kenton Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year.  We are a nationally ranked Division I District serving approximately 7,500 Pre-K through grade 12 students, in a vibrant learning community of 17 state of the art buildings in west-central Ohio.  The Springfield City School District values the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of our student body, faculty and staff.  Our academic and extracurricular aim is to ensure social and emotional learning growth for students with a wealth of opportunity, including a 1:1 initiative and the YouMedia Center, which is a digital learning lab offering students activities such as 3-D printing, graphic design, and videography.  We are Wildcats!

As a Paraprofessional you are required to:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent
  • Evidence that meets the NCLB certification requirements (completed sixty (60) credit hours of higher education, OR obtained an Associate's Degree or higher, OR have passed the ODE paraprofessional exam)
  • The ability to obtain an Ohio Teacher's Educational Aide Certification
  • The ability to complete forty-five (45) hours of training in child development; early childhood education; child abuse recognition and prevention; first aid; and prevention, recognition and management of communicable diseases and maintain a notebook of all required trainings    

As a Paraprofessional you will:
  • Assist Teachers in providing educational benefits for students
  • Work with students on academic assignments and / or physical needs
  • Assist Teachers in preparing materials, operating classroom or child mobility assistive technology, and attending workshops, seminars, and training programs
  • Lifting of students up to 50 pounds using a 1 person lift, or up to 300 pounds using a 2 person lift, pivot with the weight and transport up to 10 feet.  Lifts may be conducted up to 20 times per day.
  • Assisting students in transition between classes within a 4 minute passing time by walking, guiding or pushing the student.
  • Assisting students on steps, boarding and exiting transportation vehicles.  Assistance includes supporting, lifting, pushing or pulling up to 300 pounds.
  • Moving from a seated position on the floor to standing and moving about the classroom at least 15-20 times per 3 hour period.
  • The ability to run after and catch a student in flight.  Running may occur on hard, soft, and uneven surfaces.
  • Assisting with delegated nursing duties, which may include catheterization, tube feeding, administration of diastat, and other duties that may be delegated, with proper training.

What We Offer:
As a contracted employee, this position works 7 hours per day, 192 days per year. 
Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 3:45pm

Starting salary is $16.18 per hour
Salary and other details available online at:

All employees receive professional development and excellent competitive benefits!

***$1,500 bonus awarded to the successful candidate - paid in December***
***Position starts beginning of 22/23 School Year in August***




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Contact Information

    • Melissa Ekberg
    • 1500 W Jefferson ST
    • Springfield, Ohio 45506

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