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Anticipated District Residency/Truancy Specialist

Company: Wayne NJ Public Schools
Location: Wayne
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

TITLE: RESIDENCY/TRUANCY SPECIALIST

Preferred investigative work experience - law enforcement, PI, or similar experience.

Candidate will be required to complete surveillance, review school documents, and produce reports related to residency, enrollment, and attendance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School graduate or equivalent. Valid driver's license and use of an automobile. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, administrators, parents and the community. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director SSS - Federal, State and Special Programs

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists Central Office administration and building principals in ensuring students develop and maintain good attendance practices and that parents support the attendance requirements of the school district. As directed by Administration, assists in District efforts to ensure compliance with all residency laws and District policies.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Verifies student residency using methods to include, but not limited to, surveillance, computer programs, paperwork review and any other methods applicable.
  • Visits student's residence to develop positive family attitude toward academic success, attendance at school and student growth and development.
  • Completes and submits reports of home visitations and surveillance activities.
  • Follows up on special cases of residency or truancy at the request of the building principal or the District Coordinator of Compliance.
  • Attends court proceedings when necessary, testifying on behalf of the school district in cases involving truancy and/or enrollment eligibility. Also attends Board meetings, committee meetings or hearings, as assigned by Administration, in order to provide information on residency/truancy investigations.
  • Assists the District Coordinator of Compliance in conducting investigations into residency/truancy matters, by conducting home visits, surveillance and utilizing other appropriate investigative measures/resources.
  • Provides District-based support in the areas related to student attendance and verifying student residency.
  • Protects confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties; uses discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
  • Adheres to New Jersey school law, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and regulations and school regulations and procedures.
  • Performs other duties which may be considered related to registration and/or truancy at the request of the District Coordinator of Compliance.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Hourly position paid at $30/hour. Weekly hours assigned as needed; annual stipend not to exceed $20,000; no medical benefits.

ANNUAL EVALUATION:

Performance evaluated annually in accordance with NJ State law and the provisions of the Board of Education's policy on evaluations.

Keywords: Wayne NJ Public Schools, Wayne , Anticipated District Residency/Truancy Specialist, Other , Wayne, New Jersey

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