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Associate Instructor

CREC (Capitol Region Education Council)
Hartford, CT Full-time
Posted on February 3, 2020

Associate Instructor

CREC's Polaris Center, East Hartford

job# 8017

Position Purpose

Under the supervision of school administration or designee, to support classroom instruction, provide academic intervention, and other general instructional support duties throughout the school.
Essential Job Functions

  • Support daily functions of the school including but not limited to arrival, dismissal, lunch coverage, and covering classrooms as needed.
  • Provide small group instruction under the direction of the classroom teacher.
  • Provide intervention programming to small groups of students under the direction of the intervention coordinator.
  • Collect, track and enter student data into the district portal.
  • Support administration of state, district and school assessments.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other school staff.


Additional Duties

  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.


Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements
Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Computer skills needed to utilize digital intervention programs as well as to perform data entry for tracking student achievement.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to student needs.
  • Ability to apply student behavior management strategies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse populations.
  • Ability to serve as a positive, professional role model for students.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.


Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Lift greater than 25 pounds.
  • Get from kneeling to standing and standing to kneeling with ease and without outside support.
  • Kneel on one knee, both knees.
  • Get up and down from floor without assistance.
  • Bend from the legs with ease.
  • Shuffle quickly on your feet front to back, back to front, side to side.
  • Works in standard office, school building environments, and on buses or vans.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.


Qualifications Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Connecticut Teacher certification preferred.
  • Proficient in all academic areas.


FLSA Status: Non-exempt