Human Resource Services
The Human Resource Department provides comprehensive human resource services for ESC employees and, as requested, to city and local school districts within Medina County. The largest part of this work is the employment of substitute teachers. However, the department also conducts job searches for school districts and hires various employees to fulfill staffing needs in districts both within and outside of Medina County.
Substitute Teachers in Medina County
The ESCMC completes pre-employment vetting of substitute teachers who seek employment in county districts that manage their own Absence Management systems and substitute teacher payroll. A list of eligible substitutes is provided to such districts on a weekly basis.
The ESCMC also provides a more comprehensive substitute service, providing all pre-employment processing, training, hiring, supervision, Absence Management, and payroll for substitute teachers in subscribing districts.
ESCMC personnel staff can assist with set-up, training, and implementation in districts new to using the Absence Management system.
North Coast Shared Services Alliance (NCSSA) in Northeast Ohio
The ESCMC is a partner in the NCSSA collaboration which includes the ESCs of Northeast Ohio, Lorain County, and Medina County as well as Rachel Wixey and Associates. Working together as the NCSSA, the organization provides comprehensive substitute services to client districts.
Substitute Teacher Training
All Medina County and NCSSA substitute teachers receive information and/or training related to successfully carrying out assignments as a substitute teacher.
Substitute teachers with no background in education, who have not student taught, or those who have been out of a classroom for more than five (5) years, are required to complete a substitute training course. We offer this online course called Sub Skills through our partnership with STEDI (licensed by Utah State University). Once a substitute completes the course, our office requires a copy of their diploma for our files.
Public School Works Training is required of all substitutes. Training can be customized to meet the needs of a district.
Job opportunities are posted according to a district’s request. Job postings for positions available at the ESCMC and in local districts can be accessed at www.medina-esc.org/JobPostings.aspx. Districts can utilize the posting service by contacting the HR Office.
The BCI ($30) and FBI ($30) checks are done electronically using Web Check. Appointments can be made by calling 330.723.6393 x 127. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, or exact cash. On-site background check events can be arranged through the HR Office.
The ESCMC has extensive experience with and success in conducting searches leading to the employment of superintendents and treasurers. ESCMC staff members work with district administration and/or school board members to customize search materials and design a process that is efficient, and which accommodates any unique needs of that community.
Educator Licensure Support
All new and renewal permits/licenses must be processed and paid for online via the use of an ODE SAFE account. Our HR staff can assist you at any point in the application process if you encounter difficulties.
Job fairs specifically targeted at recruiting substitute teachers from district populations can also be arranged through the HR Office.
Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC)
In addition to providing support for the ESCMC staff, teachers who are not employed in a school/district can use an Educational Service Center’s LPDC to renew their teaching license. For more information, go to www.medina-esc.org/SubstituteTeachingProcess.aspx.