Secondary Attendance Officer-Part Time - #337451
Staunton City Schools & City of Staunton
Date: 07/22/2021 13:30 PM
City: Nellysford, Virginia
Salary: $18 - $22 / hour
Contract type: Part Time
Work schedule: Full Day
Staunton City Schools is seeking applicants for a part-time Secondary Attendance Officer position for the 2021-22 school year.
Anticipated start date: on or around mid August 2021
Hiring Range: $18.00 to $22.00/hour DOE
Position Opened Until Filled
Position is responsible for providing services to assigned schools in the investigation and counseling of students with excessive attendance problems. Position enforces the provisions of the Code of Virginia attendance Law; institutes legal proceedings; and presents case information to court services. Position assesses students and families; interprets attendance policies; works as a team member to develop prevention/intervention strategies; provides case management; monitors student progress; and makes referrals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
Interprets the Virginia State Code, court rulings, and the division student handbook relating to student attendance issues.
- Reviews attendance information to identify students who are excessively truant.
- Assesses students with attendance problems, and makes home visits to assess the family environment if appropriate.
- Collaborates with school staff to develop interventions for students who are truant and develops attendance contracts/agreements with parents and/or students to improve attendance.
- Implements case management services (including individual counseling); monitors student/family progress; and makes referrals to other professional staff members or community agencies as needed.
- Serves as a liaison between assigned schools and such agencies as social services, court services, and the police department regarding student truancy.
- Initiates legal proceedings to enforce compulsory attendance laws; prepares information for formal hearings/court cases; and represents the school division at court interagency staffing and in the courtroom.
- Provides families with information related to the needs of their child and acts as a resource to parents/guardians while also communicating the importance of school attendance.
- Acts as a resource to administrators, school counselors, teachers, and health services personnel assigned schools regarding attendance programs, interpretation of attendance policies/laws, and recordkeeping requirements.
- Assists with implementing truancy prevention programs for assigned schools and recommends strategies to support and improve regular school attendance (i.e.: incentives, peer groups, recognitions).
- Maintains necessary records ensuring confidentiality of students and their families.
- Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Student Services or other appropriate administrators.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or a related field with some related experience providing services for school aged children; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the noted knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of attendance laws/regulations, intervention/prevention strategies, and referral sources. Must possess excellent assessment, case management, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must possess the ability to interpret/communicate school attendance law and provide support activities for students and their Families. Must be able to work with minimal daily supervision. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and outside agencies.