Attendance Advisor

  • Northwest Regional Education Service District
  • Sep 29, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
 
In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.
 
Position: Attendance Advisor
Department: Instructional Services
Location: Washington Service Center
Reports To: School Safety & Prevention Specialist
Salary: Licensed Salary Schedule
Bargaining Unit: Licensed, NWEA
FTE: 1.0 
 NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In Partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support. 

General Description:
Promote regular school attendance of all students by providing school consultation and training, early intervention services with students and families, and reconnecting students to educational resources and pathways.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, juvenile justice, social work or related field, required.
  2. A minimum of 3 years work experience in educational, correctional, or social service agency.
  3. Current driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability in working with diverse populations.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of Oregon’s attendance laws and best practices for promoting regular school attendance and educational pathways

Essential Functions:
Serve as a liaison between school, parents, community agencies, police authorities and the courts on individual cases that reach community level interventions and facilitate transition of students into learning opportunities as appropriate.

  1. Assist school administrators and attendance teams in a collaborative process of assessing their school-wide multi-tiered systems of attendance support for students, with an emphasis on engagement and best practices in school attendance for historically marginalized student groups.
  2. Provide consultation and training to school staff related to best practices for encouraging regular attendance, as well as develop resources and materials for school staff on effective policies, procedures and programs in relation to regular school attendance for all students
  3. Participate in school/community collaborative efforts to improve attendance services and support to students.
  4. Provide early intervention services with referred students and their families who are beginning to demonstrate or have a pattern of irregular attendance.
  5. Ensure that necessary procedural statuses, based on Oregon attendance laws, are followed in relation to referred students where truancy is an issue.
  6. Provide referral-driven and strengths-based intervention services to students and families where irregular attendance, chronic absenteeism, or truancy is an issue.
  7. Demonstrate situational awareness, conflict management strategies, and basic investigative skills.
  8. Issue Initial Referral Notices, conduct Mandatory Meetings, and issue Citations in accordance with Oregon’s attendance laws and Northwest Regional ESD best practices of attendance.
  9. Prepare factual court reports, attend school conferences and court hearings as an advocate and resource to students and families.
  10. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and agencies at all organizational levels.
  11. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 Note:  The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
 
Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion,  veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.
 
Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.