Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Assistant

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220812-8672CL-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System invites applicants to apply for seven durational part-time (35 hours per week) Education Assistant positions.  These positions will assist in the Business Office at each of the below named Technical Schools which are a high school environment. Note: This is a 10 month position.
The locations and schedule hours are listed below:

Bullard Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport CT
Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden CT
Monday - Friday7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

Emmett O'Brien Technical High School in Ansonia CT
Monday - Friday7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury CT
Monday - Friday7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford CT
Monday - Friday7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

W. F. Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury CT
Monday - Friday7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Platt Technical High School in Milford CT 
Monday - Friday7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


CTECS serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students. Our mission is to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
  • Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
  • Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
  • Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
  • Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Elizabeth Weston at Elizabeth.Weston@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
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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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience or coursework with PowerSchool, Microsoft Office & Excel.
  • Experience with customer service in a busy environment.
  • Data entry experience.
  • Experience in an office setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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.