In the Office of Early Childhood this class is accountable for independently providing consultation and assistance to participants seeking career development opportunities in Early Care and Education programs.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Advises participants in the formulation of career development plans, goals and professional development opportunities;
Analyzes educational transcripts to determine placement on career development ladder;
Assesses deficiencies and recommends educational plan to develop competencies;
Guides participants through the process of identifying navigating, obtaining and coordinating educational opportunities;
Instructs participants in the utilization of the Registry system;
Monitors progress through Career Development ladder;
Assesses eligibility for Scholarship Assistance;
Assists participants with finding other resources that would remove barriers to achieving educational goals;
Serves as a liaison between colleges, students and academic advisors;
Provides information about the agency to participants and invested parties;
Keeps current with organizations that provide specialized training and institutions of higher education;
Prepares reports and maintains relevant documentation;
May recommend necessary testing, accommodations or educational modifications to further plan and develop a successful educational plan;
May present at workshops and attend conferences;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of early care and education programs, training opportunities and alternative scholarship programs;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
career development milestones;
community resources that would eliminate barriers to career development success;
oral and written communication skills;
support diverse ability levels, learning styles, cultures and languages;
assess participants experience and education and develop attainable career development goals;
solve problems that interfere with the participant’s ability to advance through the career development goals;
conduct presentations and facilitate workshops;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in a customer service setting performing functions to assist clients or customers with documentation verification and/or career development guidance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master’s degree in education, education counseling, rehabilitation counseling, vocational guidance or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess fluency in a foreign language for designated positions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Early Childhood Educational Advisor (40 Hour) in Salary Group EH 22 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modify Purpose of Class, Examples of Duties, Minimum Qualifications – General Experience, modernize format, and add Acknowledgement section) Item No. 23-170