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Truancy Liaison

West40 Intermediate Service Center #2
3.5 out of 5
415 Lexington St, Maywood, IL 60153
From $47,000 a year - Full-time


415 Lexington St, Maywood, IL 60153

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  • 403(b)
  • 457(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience working with children and adolescents, youth agencies, social services, and school systems.
  • Ability and willingness to work with families using a non-blaming approach.
  • Advocacy skills, including good communication skills and the ability to negotiate, compromise, and confront conflict.
  • Knowledge of community and educational resources.
  • Consistent and positive professional interactions.
  • Organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a variety of settings. The ability to work independently.
  • Maintain a businesslike environment at all times.
  • Computer database/word processing skills, knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerSchool, and email, are recommended.
  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance, and access to a vehicle are required.

Reports To: Director of Truancy Outreach & Teen Parent Services

Education Requirements: Minimal Bachelor Degree in Human Service Field

Job Goal: To provide effective outreach and intervention services for identified at-risk students

Performance Responsibilities:

Other essential duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Initiate case management of up to 50 truant/potentially truant students to conduct root cause analysis and assess individualized needs.
  • Work directly and collaboratively with a caseload of individual students and their families, school staff, and community service providers to problem solve and implement personalized strategies that address school success and school completion for students in need of additional support to graduate.
  • Determine and document student progress and advocate efforts on a regular basis (i.e., Attendance Success Plan, School Refusal Scale, case notes).
  • Provides and facilitates connections with community, resources for students and families, as needed. Actively seeks out community resources and develops relationships with these resources for future students and/or West40 connection.
  • Attend staff meetings related to students on caseload (e.g., IEP meetings, student support team meetings, suspension re-entry meetings, etc.).
  • Regularly check on target students' attendance, grades, and behavior, provide regular feedback to students, communicate regularly with families, and initiate efforts to keep youth engaged in school.
  • Contact parents via phone, home visits, and email to share information and to develop plans to re-engage students in school and promote school success.
  • Proactively communicates with students, parents/guardians, and/or school personnel in order to support student growth.
  • Responds and intervenes when students are in crisis.
  • Meets regularly with the Truancy Coordinator/Director to evaluate individual cases.
  • Maintains support for students when transitioning successfully out of the truancy program to the next level of support (ALOP, remote school, building contact, etc). Facilitates all necessary contacts to support the transition and remain engaged with students as requested.
  • Leads the development, monitoring, and updating of student progress toward attendance goals. Determines and documents student progress an liaison efforts on a regular basis (eg, attendance success plan, IOEP, case notes, etc).

Terms of Employment: Twelve-month Year. Salary and work year to be established by the Executive Director

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Director of Truancy Outreach & Teen Parent Services in accordance with Board Policy

Date Revised: May 2022

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $47,000.00 per year


  • 403(b)
  • 457(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Maywood, IL 60153: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person