The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education is recruiting for a part-time Education Assistant position within The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System. This position is located at Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury and is a 10-month position, operating 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This position will provide support to the Main, Nurse and Special Education offices in addition to filling a critical liaison role between CTECS and the public. Event management, meeting coordination, the ability to communicate, both written and orally with state agencies, government leaders and school personnel are critical elements of the position. An ability to think creatively, problem-solve, and cultivate and retain relationships of trust are essential qualities. As CTECS undergoes systemic growth and organizational transformation, it is important that this person be able to manage a certain level of ambiguity and change.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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.
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.
Preference will be given to applicants with:
- 5 years of experience working in a high school environment.
- Experience working with confidential and time sensitive information.
- Experience working independently and taking initiative to complete tasks.
- Experience managing difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Knowledge and understanding of advanced functions in MS Word, Outlook, Google applications.
- Experience in developing and editing a database in Excel.
- Experience in preparing reports and presentations for nurse and special education meetings.
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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.