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  • Student Support and Attendance Specialist at Irving Elementary JobID: 4592
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      Irving Elementary

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      Sioux City School District - website
    This position is responsible for providing support and serve as a resource to students, teachers, administration and families. The Student Support and Attendance Specialist will provide guidance and support to establish and maintain positive social, emotional and academic outcomes for students, and identify and assist students with attendance challenges.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 
    • Serves as an advocate for students and staff.
    • Manages student behavior supports and works with teaching teams to provide a positive, collaborative learning environment in all classrooms.  
    • Communicates with parents and staff pertaining to behavior needs and support.
    • Works with administrative and PBIS teams to collect and analyze data regarding behavior incidents and interventions at the Tier I, Tier II and Tier III levels. 
    • Acts as a role model and resource to staff in the areas of behavior management, documentation and positive interaction with students and families.
    • Supports and guides the implementation of a systematic Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process for behavioral needs.
    • Collaborate with administrators, teachers, staff and students to create and maintain conditions that promote high levels of student engagement and learning. 
    • Plans, conducts, and attends meetings with students, staff, parents and community. 
    • Meets with outside agencies to coordinate services for students and families. 
    • Develops action plans with family, student, school personnel to establish full attendance in school. 
    • Carries out home visits where appropriate to support parents in encouraging their student to maintain full and regular attendance. 
    • Coordinates efforts with district school counselors, administration, attendance personnel and at-risk personnel to provide for the needs of students and families. 
    • Encourages good relations and effective dialogue between parents and school personnel about student progress. 
    • Stay informed regarding attendance laws, and advise other employees as to pertinent updates or changes in attendance laws and regulations. 
    • Regularly review building attendance reports, conduct attendance research to check dropout trends throughout the district and within particular attendance centers. 
    • Go to the homes of truant students to pick up and deliver the students to school.  Obtain police or other law enforcement assistance when necessary.  Follow up on repeated truancies. 
    • Provides small group support to students within the school setting. 
    • Exhibits support for the District’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities. 
    • Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters. 
    • Performs other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position. 
    QUALIFICATIONS 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, skills, education and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred.  Experience working with students and families. Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.
    Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Requires frequent communication with public schools, parents, and the general public.  Bilingual skills preferred. 
    Individual must also be able to handle a large number of complex tasks and assignments at the same time through effective multi-tasking and time management skills. Ability to work with a variety of data.  Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines. Attention to detail is necessary. Strong organizational skills required.  Multi-tasking is essential.  Ability to make decisions with minimal supervision.  

    Individual must be competent in technology. Must also have the capability to collect and sort data through technology
    Normal office physical demands.  May be required to lift up to 50 pounds infrequently. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Generally employee works inside. Requires some evening and weekend work, frequent travel throughout the service area, and moderate travel to state and national meetings.
    Will perform other duties as may be assigned by the superintendent or designee, necessary and appropriate to achievement of the program and/or District goals and objectives.

    Application Procedure:
    Apply Online  

    Sioux City Community Schools is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.  The Certificate consists of assessments that measure skills critical to on-the-job success:  Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.  We highly recommend applicants for our non-certified positions visit Iowa Workforce Development to learn more about the National Career Readiness Certificate.  If you have completed the assessments necessary for the certificate, please submit your scores with your application.

    The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.
    The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices.
    Inquiries or grievances, including Section 504 grievances and grievances under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.

    Every effort will be made to recruit the most qualified candidates for all positions within the District.  We recognize that diversity is an asset to be valued and will strive to encourage diversity among our workforce.

Postings current as of 11/21/2018 2:06:31 PM CST.

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