This position is responsible for providing assistance to high school students regarding school graduation completion, including analyzing data to identify students or subgroups with potential high school graduation problems; planning, implementing and tracking individual high school graduation plans; and identifying and resolving barriers to graduation.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Identifies students who are at risk of not graduating due to academic reasons or lack of attendance.
- Identify students in needs of services, determine level of intervention, and maintain a caseload with updates on progress. Provide resources to support student preparedness to learn.
- Works with students to develop a graduation plan and strategies to keep them motivated and focused on graduation success.
- Facilitates and organizes a team that includes an administrator, teachers, counselors, school social workers and/or local support agencies. This team works to support the needs of every student on the caseload.
- Monitor attendance, grades/credits/SOL and discipline for students on caseload. Attend monthly attendance meetings. Tracks the progress of individual and subpopulations of students as they progress towards graduation. Collects and disseminates data for caseload.
- Provides ongoing assessment and monitoring to determine additional supports and resources. Meet with students to address academics, attendance, behavior, personal issues and build capacity in providing appropriate supports for at-risk students.
- Works with Student Success/Assistance Plans, including development, monitoring, implementation, communication of components to teachers and parent involvement in development.
- Monitors credit recovery programs.
- Facilitates positive and appropriate connections with adults within the school setting and the community.
- Liaison between the parents and school, often for the most disengaged families. Conducts home visits to establish and maintain a home/school community connection and foster parental involvement. Overcome barriers to access of resources for students and families (transportation, supplies).
- Provides support to the administrative team, which may include, but is not limited to, child study meetings, discipline hearings and re-entry hearings.
- Conducts classroom observations and data collection on student behavior in class and provides teacher feedback regarding strategies for caseload students.
- Participates on identified school-based teams to provide support when requested.
- Conducts conflict mediation and dispute resolution.
- Accessibility to students and families accomplished through establishing trusting relationships.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Master’s degree.
- Virginia certification in Administration and Supervision (K-12) preferred.
- Minimum of five years teaching experience in a public school setting is preferred.
- Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with students, parents and staff.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices for student engagement and achievement
- Ability to work in challenging situations.
- Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students and staff including effective written communication.
- Ability to effectively utilize data to identify areas of growth and implement appropriate strategies to demonstrate improvement in student achievement.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Performs duties under the supervision of the school principal.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Highly diverse and complex duties. Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work on several projects and assignments concurrently. Strong interpersonal skills required in working with diverse groups. Must have initiative and assume responsibility for working productively.
Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time in a busy office environment; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds.