Job Title: District Truancy and Residency Officer
Job ID 1006 – Apply through Applitrack link found on MCUSD19 Vacancies Page
Reports To: Building Principal(s) and Director of Academic Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Work Days: 190
Rate of Pay: $25.00/hour anticipated 7.25 hours a day; plus Board paid IMRF.
Under the general supervision of the Building Principal(s) and the Director of Academic Services, the primary focus of the Truancy and Residency Officer (TRO) will focus on helping students succeed through regular school attendance by making home visits, school visits, schedule local truancy review meetings, and make referrals to various social service agencies. When necessary, the TRO will investigate district residency questions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintain knowledge of state, local, and district guidelines on attendance and residency
- Interpret pertinent laws and school handbook policies on attendance
- Gather and assess attendance data for district schools
- Monitor occurrences of extreme absenteeism, unexcused absences, and excessive tardiness
- Look for patterns that indicate a student may be at risk
- Locate students that are habitually missing from school
- Determine the underlying cause of ongoing absences
- Meet with parents and students to discuss attendance issues
- Work with teachers and administrators to implement absence-mitigation strategies
- Ensure compliance with compulsory attendance laws
- Write and submit case reports on investigative findings and resolution
- Report issues of concern to child services or law enforcement
- Investigate questions that arise related to student residency
- Conduct routine perimeter checks to ensure the building is secure
- Be assertive while engaging students in the hallways
- Monitor student’s hallway behavior
- Maintain high visibility during student arrival and dismissal times as well as during passing periods
- Assist with traffic control when necessary before and after school
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all
inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Experience with working in a school and/or security setting preferred
- Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; completed 60 semester hours of college credit at a regionally accredited institution of
- higher education; HS Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro; or HS Diploma or GED and passing scores on the ACT Workkeys
- Must be at least 19 years of age
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to work with teachers, education support personnel, building administrators, families, and the general public
- Enforce school regulations and policies in a professional manner
- Must be detail oriented
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of state, local, and district guidelines on attendance and residency
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to maintain good working relationships with fellow employees and students
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires a reasonable duration of sitting, walking, and standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.
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