Buffalo Public Schools Summer School 2023 - Attendance Support Teacher - RB#22-470a in Buffalo, New York
Title:Summer School 2023 - Attendance Support Teacher - RB#22-470a
Department:Teaching and Learning
BOARD OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202
RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #22-470a 2023 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM ATTENDANCE SUPPORT TEACHER MARCH 17, 2023
NOTICE OF POSITION
POSITION : The Superintendent, Dr. Tonja M. Williams, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the position of:
ATTENDANCE SUPPORT TEACHER SUMMER 2023
LOCATION: Subject to change according to needs of the district
Prek-6 Program: Schools 19, 27. 32, 33, 54, 80, 92, 94, 99
7-8 Program: Schools 6, 30, 67, 74, 81
9-12 Program: Location TBD SEE DATES FOR EACH PROGRAM:
PreK-6 program: Professional Development/Set up: July 6th & July 77h (Full Days) Instruction: July 10th – August 11th (Full Day) Scoring/clean up: August 14th (Half day)
7/8 Program: Professional Development/Set up: July 6th & 7th (Full Days) Instruction: July 10th – August 11th (Full Days) Scoring/clean up: August 14th (Half day)
9-12 Program: Professional Development: July 10th and 11th (Full Day) Instruction: July 12th – August 15th (Full Days) Regents Exams: August- 16th & 17th (Full Days) Scoring: August 18th -22nd
APPLICATION : Candidates who wish to be considered should complete an application on the Buffalo Schools website www.buffaloschools.org . QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree and be certified in School Attendance. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or screen shot of their certifications. Teachers and administrators with this certification are eligible to apply. Those with certifications in Guidance Counseling, School Social Work, School Psychology or another Pupil Personnel area are encouraged to apply. It is also acceptable to hold certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL). must have a minimum of three years of approved and appropriate experience in one of the above areas or equivalent. Ability to communicate in languages besides English is a plus. Experience in a professional position in business as well as experience in education is also desirable. Individuals with experience in Special Education and Student Support Services are preferred. Candidates for Buffalo Public Schools Summer School are eligible to work for one of the summer programs only. HOW TO APPLY: Click the "APPLY" button at the bottom of this page to start your application. Once the application is completed, click the “Submit” button. Your application will be kept on file for one year. Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. (Be sure to check your junk and spam mail.) If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email. JOB SUMMARY: Position requires the planning, organization, and implementation of the appropriate instructional program to address the learning needs of the students; to guide and encourage students to develop and fulfill their potential in both curricular and extracurricular activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The responsibilities of an Attendance Support Teacher (AST) are many and varied. Attendance Support Teachers exist to support the efforts of parents/guardians and our individual school buildings to improve the level of student attendance throughout the district. The responsibilities of an AST include:
Assist administrative and other building personnel in planning and executing a successful student attendance program at every assigned school. This plan will be included in the CEP for the school.
Report cases of suspected Educational Neglect and/or child abuse as per BPS and New York State guidelines.
Assist in the early identification and diagnosis of attendance problems of BPS students by conducting parent meetings at home, in school or at the parent’s workplace.
Work to improve those aspects of BPS school operations that may act as barriers to regular student attendance. These could include such areas as transportation issues, school uniforms, scheduling, and placement.
Create individual Attendance Improvement Plans (AIP) for students with chronic and severe chronic attendance levels.
Consistently communicate New York’s Compulsory Attendance Law and district attendance regulations to students AND parents and educate families on the importance of excellent school attendance.
Provide analysis of attendance data for school personnel, Parent Facilitators, students & families, community members and others as directed by the Supervisor of Student Support Services.
Follow up on students who do not return to their school after the completion of a long term suspension.
Check on the status of Family and City Court warrants that have been issued for students.
Refer students/parents to appropriate school and community resources.
Make status investigations on non-compliant families in the Home Schooling (Parental Taught) program.
Assist law enforcement personnel with identification and apprehension of truants.
Partner with school personnel such as Student Support Teams, PBIS and Safe and Civil School teams, Parent Engagement Liaisons and school attendance designees to continuously improve attendance operations at the school level.
Keep abreast of all new Education laws on the Federal and State levels relating to the Pupil Personnel area of school operations.
Be a source for important trends and information relating to school attendance, dropout prevention and other topics.
Maintain complete electronic and paper records of all contacts as directed by the Supervisor of Student Support Services. Submit monthly productivity reports. Submit bi-weekly reports documenting contacts with students who are chronically absent.
Provide appropriate attendance interventions to increase satisfactory attendance levels (5% or fewer absences) in assigned schools. At the same time, reduce the levels of chronic (10% but less than 20%) and severe chronic absence (20% or greater) in the same schools.
This recruitment bulletin in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor. Buffalo Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this recruitment bulletin and related duties at any time without prior notice.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please review the dates carefully. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STUDENTS AND CONTINUITY OF THE PROGRAM, TEACHERS ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE THE FULL TERM OF THE PROGRAM.
APPOINTMENT: Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, certifications, credentials and evaluation of service. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate. SALARY: 1/200th FINAL DATE FOR FILING : UNTIL FILLED
DR. TONJA M WILLIAMS, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
The Buffalo Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), gender identity, sexual orientation (the term "sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality ), political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the District's non-discrimination policies should be directed to HRCompliance@buffaloschools.org or to: Tami Hollie McGee, Chief of Human