The Truancy Coach is to intervene in the lives of students and families who are displaying chronic absenteeism throughout the school year. The goal of the Caoch is to help families recommit to regular school attendance and academic achievement. The Truancy Coach is responsible for assisting families and students solve problems that cause the student to be truant (tardy and/or absent). The Truancy Coach works closely with the school staff and assists the school by keeping all data regarding school-wide truancy up-to-date, establishing and maintaining weekly reports regarding school-wide truancy, intervening via phone call and/or meeting with students and families with regard to on-going truancy.
All functions are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the District. Current essential functions include but are not limited to the following:
Ensure that all required documentation, policies and systems for effective record keeping are in place for the data collection.
Contact families of the students when a student is truant.
Participate in conferences with student, family and school staff.
Conduct investigation of truant students.
Create and administer the SFPS truancy letters to the families with students who are truant.
Assess causes for truancy and refer youth and families to school counselor.
Participate in weekly site-based leadership meetings to discuss the truancy data and together create action plans and next steps for truancy issues.
Provide written reports and data spreadsheets to the school-site counselor and administrative team.
Develop data collection procedures and baseline for measuring outcomes related to all participating youth to track and monitor truancy.
Make home visits during and/or after school hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
BA. Current New Mexico Teaching, Instructional Support or Administrative license.
Bilingual - English/Spanish
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel for data management. PowerSchool (student data system) and positive people and communication skills. Ability to multitask, set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to organize systems and implement processes at the school site.
Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):
Basic office equipment including computer, phone, fax, photocopy machines, etc. Utilization of the school resources (social worker, counselor, etc.). Outside agencies for counseling and truancy.
Ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time. Ability to lift 10-15 pounds. Ability to problem solve. Drive to households if a family member cannot/will not meet at the school site.
Mostly an office environment at a school. Frequent interruptions.
Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.
Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment.
Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/ special application.
Protects the District's resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.
Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle strain/injury.
Application Process: Apply online at SFPS.info
Santa Fe Public Schools