PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for providing services of a non-instructional nature in the implementation of special educational programs.
Initially works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in implementing an Individualized Education Program designed by education professionals in areas such as self help, feeding, toileting, language, gross and fine motor development; assists in parental involvement activities; assist students in participating in general school activities and is responsible for safety and personal conduct of students; participates in serving and feeding of meals; participates in maintenance of students good personal hygiene; supervises students in groups or individually when teacher is temporarily absent from classroom during school day (e.g. lunch, rest break, meetings); supervises transportation of students to and from school; monitors and/or supervises different areas of school buildings and grounds as assigned; collects data, attends meetings and prepares reports; prepares classroom materials and assists teacher in general maintenance of classroom and adaptive equipment; supervises students during field trips and assists teacher in routine, school related duties (e.g. taking attendance, ordering supplies, reporting lunch count); performs clerical duties; may serve as translator; may be required to transport students; may be required to lift students and respond to incidents concerning students; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Oral and written communication skills; some interpersonal skills; ability to maintain records and charts; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to prepare reports.
A high school diploma or General Educational Development test (GED Certification) and any experience or training which would be expected to provide the knowledge, skill and abilities outlined above.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift light to medium weights and be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive or abusive students.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(07)-ADMN CLERICAL (NP-3)
This replaces the existing specification for class of Education Assistant in Salary Group CL 11 approved effective March 18, 2005. (2009 SCOPE Review)