Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Instructional Assistant

Recruitment #190830-1917CL-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), is recruiting for an Instructional Assistant to work in our 67-acre campus located at the Albert J. Solnit South facility at 915 River Road, Middletown, CT. This position is part-time, 34 hours per week. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 7:50am to 3:20pm and Thursday and Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm.

The Solnit Center facilities support our dedication to helping youth improve their individual and social competencies.

*New State Employees start at minimum salary range.

Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Catherine Santiago at Catherine.Santiago@ct.gov or 860-704-4264.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for providing instructional assistance in the implementation of special educational programs.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides instructional support services to students working under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher; assists in implementing Individualized Education Plans; provides one-on-one tutoring for eligible students; assists with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials; assists students in participating in general school activities and is responsible for safety and personal conduct of students; supervises students in groups or individually when teacher is temporarily absent from classroom during school day (e.g. lunch, rest break, meetings); assists teacher in routine, necessary, school related duties (e.g. taking attendance, ordering supplies, reporting lunch count); provides assistance in a computer laboratory; conducts parental involvement activities; provides support in a library or media center; collects data, attends meetings and prepares reports; may assist students in areas such as self-help, language, gross and fine motor development as defined by the Individualized Education Plan designed by an interdisciplinary team; may act as a translator; may supervise students during field trips; 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; interpersonal skills; ability to provide instructional support; ability to maintain records and charts; ability to prepare reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A high school diploma or General Educational Development test (GED Certification) and two (2) years of college credit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. An associate's (or higher) degree may be substituted for the two (2) years of college credit.

2. Passing a State Board of Education adopted Paraprofessional Assessment which assesses content knowledge in mathematics, reading and writing and an understanding of how to assist in the instruction of these topics may be substituted for the two (2) years of college credit.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in the 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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.