Associate Education Consultant (35 Hour) (Bureau of Special Education)

State of Connecticut – State Department of Education, Hartford, CT 06103, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is now accepting applications for two exciting Associate Education Consultant opportunities within the Bureau of Special Education. Through leadership, support, and systems of accountability, CSDE shares a common goal with our stakeholders to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities across the State. We are responsible for General Supervision activities to ensure students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) within the least restrictive environment (LRE). We hope you will take this opportunity to make an impaCT!
What We Can Offer You:
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  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Work for a Forbes top company: 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
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Position Highlights:
  • Full time/35 hrs per week
  • First shift, Monday through Friday
  • Hybrid telework opportunities available
  • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT.
The Role: Our ideal candidates for the Associate Education Consultant will possess the following knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge of General Supervision systems as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Knowledge of services and supports for students with disabilities in general education settings and across the continuum of placements
  • Knowledge of research-based practices and processes effective in positively impacting outcomes for students with disabilities
  • Skills in report and contract writing
  • Familiarity with national trends and other state practices related to student special education support services
  • Ability to facilitate conversations and discussions with external and internal stakeholders to inform data target setting, improvement activities, and reporting progress on related special education initiatives
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships within a team-based approach
About Us: The CSDE is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the individual listed on this job posting.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class in the next twelve (12) months.
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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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh, at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services, Education, and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System assists in planning and executing programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists a Bureau Chief or Education Consultant in supervising various educational programs and services offered by the State assists in the development and administration of certain programs of major importance or may develop and administer other programs within the framework of bureau policy provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals may assist in directing the routine functioning of the bureau performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned teaching skill ability to prepare reports ability to deal effectively with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE

An earned advanced degree and five (5) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training approved by the Board of Education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification in Speech and Language Pathologist (061), School Psychologist (070), Integrated Early Childhood/ Special Education (113), Comprehensive Special Education (165), or Intermediate Administration or Supervision (092)
  • Experience delivering special education presentations to educators and parents
  • Experience interpreting State and Federal special education laws resulting in written guidance to educators or parents
  • Experience with the General Monitoring Supervision system
  • Experience working with or in a public school system addressing students’ needs within the Least Restrictive Environment
  • Experience communicating and working with educators and parents of students with disabilities

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class in certain positions may be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here