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Attendance Officer

Company: Making Waves Academy
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTitle: -Attendance -OfficerDivision: -School-WideLocation: -Making Waves Academy -RichmondReports to: -School -RegistrarStatus: -Non-Exempt, -Full-Time, During the Academic Year (August - Mid June)Hourly Range: -$21.00 - $25.00Position SummaryThe -Attendance Officer -supports -students and families -with attendance challenges, interprets -and enforces -attendance policies, works as a team with school administrators to develop -prevention/intervention strategies, monitors student progress, and makes referrals to appropriate community agencies when necessary. -The -Attendance Officer -shall support the educational process by ensuring students develop and -maintain good attendance practices and that parents support the attendance requirements.Primary ResponsibilitiesAttendance Intervention

  • Support with -the -implementation of -school handbook policies on attendance.
  • Manage the involuntary removal process for no-show students. -
  • Utilize school -attendance data -to identify students who are chronically absent.
  • Monitor occurrences of extreme absenteeism, unexcused absences, and excessive tardiness -and provide reports to school leaders and staff.
  • Implement MWA's Student Attendance Review Board process including but not limited to:
    • Identifying key staff members who will serve on the Student Attendance Review Board
    • Communicating -with parents to discuss attendance issues
    • Generating -and sending out -truancy letters
    • Scheduling meetings with parents to discuss attendance issues
    • Generating referral packets for students to the Contra Costa County Office of Education Student Attendance Review Board
    • Act as a liaison between the school and community agencies, such as public and private welfare, psychiatric, and law enforcement agencies.Attendance -Awareness & -Education
      • Create and implement attendance education campaigns regarding the importance of attendance.
      • Provide families with information related to the needs of their child and acts as a resource to parents/guardians by providing family support activities and communicating the importance of school attendance.
      • Acts as a resource to administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and health services personnel at assigned schools regarding attendance programs, interpretation of attendance policies/laws, and record-keeping requirements.
      • Supports the promotion of co-curricular and extracurricular activities that increase pupil connectedness to school, such as tutoring, mentoring, the arts, service learning, or athletics.
      • 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).
      • Compile data to identify trends in absences and excessive tardiness to inform awareness and education campaigns.Additional Responsibilities and ExpectationsMission -Alignment
        • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy's mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook.
        • Participate -in the school community - attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities.Other
          • Perform additional duties as assigned.Work EnvironmentThis -job -operates in -a -professional -office environment. -This -role -routinely -uses -standard -office equipment such as -laptop computers, photocopiers -and -smartphones.Physical DemandsWhile performing -the -duties -of -this -job, -the -employee -may be required to -adhere to the following:
            • Frequently walk across the middle and upper school campus, and climb stairs.
            • Participate in campus supervision duty each week -- Monday through Friday frequency may vary based on the supervision assignment each semester.
            • Lift -files, -open -filing cabinets, -bend -or stand -on a -stool as necessary, and sit for long -periods.QualificationsExperience
              • Minimum -three -(3) -years -of experience working with -families from -historically underserved communities
              • Ability to meet deadlines on a tight schedule
              • Understanding of California Education Code as it relates to student behavior and conductSkills
                • Highly effective -and professional -communication skills -with staff, students, -and families
                • Ability to adapt and align on school-related initiatives
                • Highly organized, goal-oriented, and focused on outcomes
                • Ability to communicate with -and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community
                • Ability to uphold and reinforce school -policies - and - procedures - when addressing students and families
                • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
                • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments with limited supervision
                • Professional orientation - appearance, communication, organization, and attitude
                • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentialityEducation
                  • Bachelor's -Degree -or equivalent work experience directly related to the roleLicenses or Certificates Needed
                    • Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis, COVID-19 vaccination, -and/or other employment clearanceRequired
                      • Spanish language proficiencyEqual Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

                        Making Waves Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), Pregnancy Disability Leave ("PDL") law, Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), California Family Rights Act ("CFRA"), the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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