Attendance Coach
Davenport Community Schools - Davenport, IA

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Duties & Responsibilities: (Essential Functions of Position, Major Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)
Salary: will be determined based on experience and education (minimum $16.04/hr)
190 days/school year (181 work days + 8 paid holidays -- (prorated for remainder of 2013-14 school year)
  • Promotes good public relations between the school and parents of students.
  • Maintains records of school-based student contacts, home contacts with parents/students and up to date files on all cases.
  • Aids in locating school age youths not registered in school.
  • Assists in the development of dropout prevention strategies and programs in collaboration with other district staff, parents and outside agencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality concerning the student/family with all persons other than authorized persons or agencies.
  • Monitors student attendance daily/weekly through phone calls, home visits, classroom visits.
  • Arranges necessary transportation for students short and long term-willing to transport in personal vehicle.
  • Communicates status of caseload to building administration on a regular, pre-determined basis.
  • Conferences with parents and students to seek solutions to absenteeism and restore regular attendance.
  • Utilizes technology to develop, maintain, analyze student data and generate required reports.
  • Successful candidate must possess strong inter-personal skills with a proven record of building rapport with culturally diverse students to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential.
  • Good attendance and punctuality are a must to ensure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are performed successfully.

Physical Requirements of Position: (HBV Yes No)
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.

Special Qualification Desired: (Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed, Experience, Etc.)
  • BA in education, social work or related work preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with diverse student and families
  • Dependable transportation is a MUST
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in technology skills necessary to complete job duties
  • Ability to maintain self-control and de-escalate confrontational situations
  • Excellent management skills

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