Education Assistant


Recruitment #220630-8672CL-001


Are you looking to make a difference while serving your state? If so, read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is currently seeking to fill a part-time Education Assistant located at Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden. CTECS serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students across the state. The position will assist in the Business Office at Eli Whitney Technical in a high school environment. 

The hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Note: This is a 10 month position.

As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more!

We hope you take this opportunity to join our team and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

  • If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings and last 2 attendance records.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker at

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to


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


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.


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 candidates who possess the following: 
  • Experience with PowerSchool, Microsoft Office & Excel;
  • Experience with customer service in a high-volume work environment;                         
  • Data Entry experience;
  • Experience in an office setting.                      


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.