STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

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This is a job posting from company – Billings Public Schools

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Montana, USA

This job is 100% remote.

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The position of Student Engagement Specialist is for the purpose of supporting positive school climate and culture to better engage students in their education. When students are struggling to engage as evidenced by poor attendance the Student Engagement Specialist will work to support targeted groups and individual students in developing positive school engagement practices. The Student Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Homeless Education Liaison in identifying homeless students and supporting them in attending school and having the resources they need to be successful.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Minimum education requirement: High School Diploma
2. Comparable work experience preferred
3. Bilingual and/or experiences in working with diverse cultures preferred
4. Prior job related experience in a school setting
5. Knowledge/understanding of culturally appropriate intervention strategies
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and outside agencies
7. Valid driver’s license Knowledge of and Skill in:

  • Communicating effectively in English, both verbally and in writing (e.g. correct spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Operating standard office equipment as well as computer programs and applications (e.g. email, system applications, word processing, database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing etc.)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Gather and review attendance data and identify patterns of chronic absenteeism

  • Work with school leadership team including counseling staff and administrators to support a positive school climate and culture . Work closely with the Homeless Education Liaison to assist in identifying and supporting homeless students with school attendance and addressing barriers to attendance
  • Participate on School-wide, Targeted, and individual Multi-Tiered Systems of Support teams
  • Collaborate with students, parents, staff and Homeless Education Liaison to understand the root causes of the chronic absenteeism and work to address the underlying issues
  • Apply a culturally responsive lens to developing appropriate interventions and support plans for students
  • Provide families with information related to the needs of their child and acts as a resource to parent/guardians by providing family support activities and communicating the importance of school attendance and positive behavior
  • Connect students and families with community services to meet student needs in order to improve attendance
  • Act as a resource to teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff regarding attendance policies and laws, record keeping and individual attendance plans
  • Maintain necessary records ensuring confidentiality of students and their families
  • Make home visits to monitor students who are frequently absent and work with families to get students back to school
  • Learn and understand Mckinney-Vento Law regarding homeless students, identification, and rights
  • Learn and understand SD2 attendance rules and guidelines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Ability to:

  • Sit, stand or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Talk and hear conversations
  • Use precise control of fingers and hand movement, often in a repetitive movement such as keyboarding
  • Reach for and handle objects
  • Regularly focus on a computer screen
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling and lifting up to 15-45 pounds may also be required on occasion

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