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Attendance and Truancy Coordinator

Employer
ALS Education LLC
Location
Apopka, FL, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator
Grade Level
High School
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Description

Attendance and Truancy Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and enforcing attendance policy, monitoring school wide attendance data, and working with individual students and their families regarding attendance issues. The Coordinator assesses student's attendance behaviors to develop and implement prevention/intervention strategies; provides case management and monitors student progress.

Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of school attendance and truancy plans.
  • Gathers and reviews attendance data to identify students who are excessively truant.
  • Assesses students with excessive absences to determine the underlying cause of ongoing absences.
  • Makes home visits to follow-up with chronically absent students.
  • Communicates with parents, and assist them in ensuring that their child is attending school regularly and increase parent/guardian awareness of attendance laws and the consequences of non-compliance.
  • Collaborates with school staff to develop incentive for students who are truant and develops individualized plans to improve attendance.
  • Conducts parent conference to address student's truancy issues.
  • Meets and leads Weekly Attendance Staff meetings with Principal, Family Support Specialists & other pertinent school staff to discuss,
    • Reason for consecutive absence
    • Barriers that need to be addressed
    • Next steps - RTI discussions where necessary
  • Print and mail attendance letters and ensure all efforts are documented correctly in STARS and in MIS before withdrawing.
  • Monitor and analyze school attendance and retention performance and report data trends to administration.
  • Follow up with students within 30 days to 120 days of withdrawal to reengage and evaluate re-enrollment.
  • Assist school administration in all school operation duties regarding student attendance and truancy.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, education, law enforcement or a related human services field.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated computer literacy skills, and word processing abilities.
  • Five (5) years of successful experience in public schools preferred.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to attendance and welfare and school administration.
  • Bilingual in local area languages and Customer Service experience are preferred.


Funding

This position is funded through Federal COVID Relief funding. The position will expire on September 30, 2023 with the possibility of extensions if further grant funding is approved. Funding and is not guaranteed beyond that date. Prior to the expiration of the funding, your employment with ALS will be non-renewed unless you are offered a funded position for the following fiscal year.

Summary

Opportunities abound at ALS Education LLC, a leading provider of non-traditional programming for students who are at-risk of dropping out of high school or who have already dropped out and are seeking a second chance. Serving students in some of the largest school districts in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, ALS Education LLC manages 21 schools (17 in Florida, 3 In North Carolina, and 1 in Georgia). ALS Education LLC is currently seeking outstanding teachers, leaders, and staff who are committed to helping our students aged 16-21 who have dropped out and need a unique learning environment to thrive and be successful.

Our schools provide students the opportunity to get back on track in their learning by building basic skills and meeting requirements for graduation. Looking beyond graduation, we provide extensive career and college readiness training to prepare students with the skills and planning for life after high school.

We have an increased need for teachers interested in teaching reading, math, science, special education, and English as a second language in an innovative High School Setting.

If you are seeking an opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization and impact the lives and legacies of students and families, apply now!

  • Growing organization with growth opportunities for interested and high performing employees
  • Significantly smaller typical student load than a traditional high school (average 50 versus 150 in a traditional high school)
  • Minimal daily lesson planning as the core curriculum is computer-driven
  • Opportunity to spend instructional time supporting the individual needs of students
  • Minimal non-instructional assignments (ie. no cafeteria coverage; afterschool sports or activity supervision)
  • 401K with company profit sharing match
  • Daily opportunity for additional hourly stipends for the extended school day
  • Ability to support students from the beginning to the end of their journey (students don't change teachers year-over-year)
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