JD 3-7

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

TITLE:†††††††††††††††††††††††† VISITING TEACHER/ATTENDANCE OFFICER

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

 

To develop social-cultural profiles for children in the special education process and to serve as a liaison between home and school with students having problems.To enforce statues of compulsory attendance laws and division attendance policies and serve to facilitate regular student attendance.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Collegiate Professional License or Post-Graduate Professional Certification with a minimum of five years of successful experience as a teacher, guidance counselor, or administrator; or

 

Demonstrate professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community.

 

REPORTS TO:

 

†††† Director of Student Programs Special Education

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Serve as a member of the special education eligibility team.

 

  1. Serve as a member of the IEP Team when appropriate.

 

  1. Provide consultation to teachers and other staff teachers, counselors, administrators, and other staff.

 

  1. Serve as liaison with clinics, other agencies, and individuals.

 

  1. Maintain logs of service provided.

 

  1. Make home visits as needed .and with parental accompaniment, transport children for special services.

 

  1. Prepare reports relevant to professional responsibilities as required by Special Services.

 

  1. Investigate cases of unexcused and excessive absences and tardies. Coordinate with school administrators, attendance reports regarding excessive absences related to school accreditation.

 

  1. Issue warnings; file court complaints against students, parents, or guardians in accordance with compulsory attendance laws, Code of Virginia, and board policy, and refer to Truancy Team and/or court. as needed.

 

  1. Serve as the superintendentís attendance hearing officer.

 

  1. Serve as the re-enrollment coordinator.

 

  1. Represent the school district in attendance related court hearings. resulting in attendance referrals.

 

  1. Attend Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) as directed.

 

  1. Assists with the Crisis Intervention Team.

 

  1. Serve a member Provide facilitation and over sight leadership of the Crisis Intervention Team. wrap around services program.

 

  1. Confer regularly with teachers, counselors, principals, and other staff to identify problems of tardiness, attendance, and student truancy, and make a reasonable effort to gain their cooperation to improve attendance.

 

  1. Conduct home visits and parent/guardian conferences on student truancy and attendance problems.

 

  1. Maintain contact and act as a liaison to local law enforcement agencies and courts. and Truancy Team in the area of student truancy.

 

  1. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including records of all cases investigated and record required documentation into the division student data management system. reports required by state agencies.

 

  1. Develop and implement effective communication between the schools and community; promote community support and involvement with the schools.

 

  1. Maintain confidentiality concerning the student and/or family with all persons other than authorized personnel or agencies.

 

  1. Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.

 

  1. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.

 

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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Twelve month contract (260 days), exempted FLSA status.Salary to be established annually††

by the School Board.

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EVALUATION:

 

†††† Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Director of Special Education.

 

 

Approved by School Board: October 2007

Amended: