Education Assistant


Recruitment #240708-8672CL-002


Are you looking for an opportunity to join the largest largest high school system in the State of Connecticut? If so then the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) might just have the opportunity you've been looking for!

The CTECS invites qualified candidates to apply for a part-time (30 hours per week) Education Assistant position located at Bristol Technical Education Center in Bristol, CT. 

What we can offer you:

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  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked one of the best Employers of 2023 – State of CT receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • The State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information. 
As An Education Assistant You Will: 
This position plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the school. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Supervising large groups of students in the lunchroom
  • Monitoring and/or supervising different areas of the school building as assigned
  • Responsibility for the safety and personal conduct of students
  • Other duties as needed
The Role:
  • Located at Bristol Technical Education Center, Bristol, CT
  • Part-time, 30 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • This is a permanent 10-month position, beginning in August and ending in June with each school year
Who We Are:
For over 100 years, CTECS has been the leading force in Career Technical Education (CTE) in the State of Connecticut. CTECS operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one technical education center and two airframe mechanics and aircraft maintenance programs. The school system provides a direct employment pipeline for high school students and adult learners.

 You will experience the opportunity to make a difference in the public sector for the State of Connecticut! We encourage you to apply today! 

Selection Plan


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To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion, and merit employment rules.  Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements.  Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applications may be considered.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting.  Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

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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; 
  • Assists 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.


  • Skills
    • oral and written communication skills; 
    • interpersonal skills; 
  • Ability to
    • maintain records and charts; 
    • follow oral and written instructions; 
    • 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, skills and abilities outlined above.


  • Experience assisting student participation in general school activities, accounting for their safety and personal conduct
  • Experience supervising students when a Teacher is temporarily absent from the classroom during school day
  • Experience monitoring different areas of school buildings and grounds as assigned
  • Experience preparing classroom materials and assisting Teachers with general maintenance of classroom and adaptive equipment


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator license.
  • 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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