Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Educational Projects Coordinator

Recruitment #201027-1120EA-001

Introduction


Who We Are:
The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is the lead agency for early childhood services for the state’s youngest children; including early care and education, home visiting, developmental support, and program and provider development. Our agency’s mission is to support all young children by ensuring that early childhood policy, funding and services strengthen the critical role families, providers, educators and communities play in a child’s life. We believe in ensuring all children are safe, healthy, learning and thriving, and we need a hard-working, solutions-oriented professional to join our Birth to Three unit within our Family Support Division.

The Role:
The Educational Projects Coordinator will be a part of a dynamic and energetic team at the lead agency for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This individual will support and serve as part of the Professional Development (PD) system and help plan meetings, travel, and train new members as well as assist with administering aspects of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including professional development training, mentor coaching, managing the public-facing website and blog content and printed materials.  Responsibilities also include providing training and technical assistance to Early Intervention Service practitioners and developing procedures and guidance documents and tools.  Additionally, the incumbent will participate in workgroups within the OEC and in collaboration with other agencies, work with early intervention service practitioners for advancement in skills and practice.  The Part C System is continually evolving nationally and in Connecticut, so responsibilities will change over time.

This position will be located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford CT, and is a full time 35 hour Monday - Friday schedule.

What's in it for you: 
  • Industry Leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Competitive market salary plans;
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Professional growth and development opportunities;
  • The ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut in a strategic Education capacity.

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Selection Plan

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 most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Please ensure that your application is complete and it includes how your experience meets the preferred qualifications listed in this posting.

All Applicants must include a resume on the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Should you have any questions related to this posting please contact Catherine.Downey@CT.Gov  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating early childhood, rehabilitative education, employment and/or social service programs for clients, staff and appropriate community groups and assisting the administrative official or designee in developing and implementing special federal and other grant projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, develops, authors, coordinates and implements educational and/or social service programs for clients such as early childhood, college preparatory, special employment, socialization, recreation and home repairs programs; assists in planning, developing and coordinating staff short term inservice training; plans, develops and coordinates short term special educational programs for teachers and various appropriate community groups relating to blindness in general and actual or potential services for blind persons or others with disabilities; assists in planning, developing and implementing of special federal and other grant programs for adults and children with disabilities; identifies needs and determines priorities for further program development and implementation; participates in agency public relations activities and prepares reports as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of problems of persons with physical, visual or other disabilities and services available for such persons; knowledge of educational and training methodology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience serving the blind, deaf and hearing impaired and/or persons with physical or other disabilities including considerable responsibility for coordination of educational or training programs and some experience with grant programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in education, rehabilitation or a human services area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

As an active participant on an energetic and dynamic team, the preferred candidate will have the following:
  • Completion of Service Coordination Training in Connecticut;
  • Five (5) years of experience providing Birth to Three Early Intervention Supports (EIS) to families;
  • Distinction as a Master Coach based on Connecticut's use of evidence-based practices in early intervention;
  • Five (5) years experience of implementing natural learning environment practices;
  • Experience with the State Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) and subcommittees;
  • Experience with implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part C in Connecticut;
  • Five (5) years of experience presenting to large groups, facilitating meetings, or providing training and technical assistance to Early Intervention Services (EIS) practitioners;
  • Experience using International Classification of Diseases (ICDs) and pediatric diagnoses with a high likelihood of resulting in developmental delays;
  • Experience developing Part C procedures;
  • Experience working with html/website/WordPress online content management;
  • Experience with online learning with Camtasia.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.