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Springfield Public Schools MA

Attendance Specialist (323093342)

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TitleAttendance Specialist
Posting ID323093342
Description

GENERAL DUTIES:

 

The Attendance Specialist reports directly to the building Principal, Senior Administrator for Attendance and Assistant Superintendent. The Attendance Specialist is to support the Springfield Public Schools in addressing attendance at all levels and in the prevention and intervention for chronic students. The Specialist will communicate with the parent/guardian by telephone, mail or in person to address the attendance of students. The Specialist will also respond to telephone calls or other referrals or may go on location to intervene to support the student’s return to school.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

 

1.  Conducts daily follow-up on student attendance   

        • Absenteeism & Tardiness   

        • Attendance reports to staff   

        • Ensure accuracy of daily attendance & attendance reports including suspensions and attendance logs

 

2.  Compiles aggregate attendance data to identify chronically absent students and assists with attendance processes and prioritizing cases

        • Utilizes Data Warehouse and Power School reports

        • Identifies and prioritizes cases

        • Works with schools on attendance buy-backs

        • Works with the schools on attendance contracts

        • Assists Senior Administrator for Attendance with petitions to juvenile court

 

3.  Participates in Home Visits as assigned

        • Assists with any attendance matters

        • Assists with the Home Visit Project Initiative as assigned

 

4.  Identifies students’ needs and assists school personnel in making the connections with the services needed

        • Follows up where appropriate

 

5.  Serves as the attendance liaison between school and home

        • Works directly with parents to identify and assist with student needs

 

6.  Is available as a Level 3 partner with STAT (Student Teacher Assistance Team) teams and supports the engagement of families

 

7.  Maintains accurate logs

        • Logs phone calls, letters home, home visits

        • Documents all efforts in Power School/Student Success Plan

 

8.  Attends monthly district team meetings

        • Adheres to all Attendance Team protocols set by Senior Administrator for Attendance and Assistant Superintendent

 

9.  Conducts sweeps as assigned by Senior Administrator for Attendance or Assistant Superintendent.

 

10.Performs other duties as assigned by Senior Administrator for Attendance or Assistant Superintendent. 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1.  Associate’s Degree from and accredited college or university.

2.  Three (3) years of successful employment experience working with school age students.

3.  Ability to facilitate communication between teachers, students and parents.

4.  Ability to collect and enter student attendance data and related information, including contributions to the Students Success Plans of attendance related issues.

5.  Computer skills: Data collection, E-mail, Report preparation, knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems.

6.  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including attendance at evening meetings.

7.  Ability to speak and write in Spanish is preferred.

8.  95 percent attendance as referenced from previous employment position.

9.  Own reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed).

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

 

 

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100,  ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

Shift TypeFT - School Year
Salary Range$28,000.00 / Per Year
LocationCentral Office - Tutoring

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/27/2020
End Date03/12/2020

Job Contact

NameBonnie OsgoodTitleSenior Administrator for Attendance
Emailosgoodb@springfieldpublicschools.comPhone413-787-7100 Ext. 55124