Hi, we got a new job opening for Seattle, WA 98106 in Seattle Public Schools
Company : Seattle Public Schools
Location : 55fe305702342e90
position : Seattle, WA 98106
Overview of Position
The job of District Truancy Representative is done for the purpose(s) of providing support to the truancy petition process by preparing petition forms, verifying and maintaining student data and records, providing liaison with schools and other District offices, compiling and distributing materials and reports needed for court hearings, and maintaining files and documents. Represents the District in Truancy Court at Juvenile Court. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Program Manager, School Services Initiative
Implements and maintains processes to track truancy petitions; monitors petition process timelines; provides support to the Program Manager and other staff regarding the process.
Compiles data from a variety of sources for the purpose of complying with legal and/or administrative requirements to include receives and verifies student data on Student Attendance Agreements; enters data from Attendance Agreements and court orders into the discipline tracking system; ensures that data is accurately updated; compiles data, and provides statistical reports and data as requested.
Ensures the timely printing of truancy petitions; reviews petitions for completeness; makes required copies and attaches required supporting notifications and documents.
Ensures the timely mailing of truancy petitions and monitors their receipt; distributes court hearing date information and hearing results to students and parents, schools and other District staff; enters hearing data and results into the database.
Coordinates the attendance of concerned parties at court hearings on truancy matters; arranges for translators as needed; provides liaison with schools to ensure that truancy data is complete and accurate; responds to requests by the court for additional information.
Represents the District at Truancy Court hearings at Juvenile Court on truancy matters and collects truancy orders from the court.
Informs personnel regarding a variety of procedures and program requirements for the purpose of appropriate action and complying with established statutory, regulatory, State and Federal guidelines.
Maintains a wide variety of documents, files and records both manual and electronic (e.g. attendance records, petition process, court hearing date and information, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date reference and audit trail.
Communicates with a variety of people in person, by telephone and/or letter (e.g. with parents, students, staff, community, Juvenile Court personnel, etc.) for the purpose of providing information on students who are truant.
Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops, seminars, trainings for training purposes.
Prepares correspondence, notices, reports, letters and memorandums as requested.
Performs related duties consistent with the scope of the position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE is required to read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: business telephone etiquette; planning; and concepts of grammar and punctuation. Knowledge of school truancy laws. SKILLS are required to perform multiple, semi-technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; adhering to safety practices; and planning and managing projects.
ABILITY is required to gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the Organization’s services.
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 75% sitting, 13% walking, and 12% standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard-free environment. CONDITIONS:
The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplanted as necessary.
District employees, other than personnel in the District’s Employment Services Department (at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence), are not authorized to make promises of employment, promises of employment for a particular period of time, or promises of a particular level of compensation or benefits to job applicants for certified or classified positions. Any verbal or written statements to that effect by District employees other than Employment services personnel are null and void.
High school diploma or equivalent and at least one of the following:
(a) Have received a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service paraeducator assessment as published by PESB; or (b) Hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or (c) Have earned seventy-two quarter credits or forty-eight semester credits at the one hundred level or higher at an accredited college or university; or (d) Have completed an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.
YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of work experience in a school district, or social services setting. SUBSTITUTION: Equivalent work experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. CERTIFICATES & LICENSES: Valid State of Washington Driver’s License CLEARANCES: Criminal Justice Fingerprint Background Clearance