Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Lead Attendance Mentor

US-WA-Auburn
# of Openings
1
Division
Education
Rate
USD $28.86/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time
Pay Grade
15

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Tribal Education Officer, assist with the implementation of school attendance policies and procedures which are designed to increase attendance, academic achievement and positive behavior for Muckleshoot enrolled and descendant students attending Muckleshoot education programs to include the MIT Early Childhood Education Division (Birth to 3, Muckleshoot Early Learning Academy, MCDC), Muckleshoot Tribal School , the Auburn School District and the Enumclaw School District .  The Lead Attendance Mentor will provide support for the truancy process by preparing required forms, verifying and maintaining required paperwork, liaison with other schools and programs; acting as an advocate for the student, facilitating services/interventions for at-risk students who are not in compliance with Tribal truancy laws as well as ensuring compliance with applicable truancy laws and court orders.

MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Work with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Legal System and Education Administration to implement education program and school attendance policies and procedures which are designed to increase attendance, academic achievement and positive behavior in school.
  2. Be fully knowledgeable of Washington State and King County compulsory attendance laws.
  3. Implement and maintain processes to track truancy petitions, monitor petition process timeline, and compile required paperwork.
  4. Assists with implementing truancy prevention programs for the Muckleshoot Tribal School and recommends strategies to support and improve regular school attendance (i.e.: incentives, peer groups, recognitions).
  5. Develop and maintain a working relationship with the Auburn and Enumclaw School Districts to support Muckleshoot enrolled and descendant students and families with regard to attendance compliance.
  6. Gathers and reviews attendance data to identify students who are excessively truant.
  7. Coordinate the attendance of concerned parties and represents the Tribal School in all truancy hearings
  8. Maintain a wide variety of documents, file and record both manually and electronically for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up to date references and accountability
  9. Communicate written and orally with students, staff, parents/guardians with regard to Tribal truancy laws and ensures compliance with truancy laws and court orders through evaluation of student attendance, problem solving exercises, conflict resolutions and referrals to appropriate professionals, with the goal of promoting student success in school.
  10. Serve as a positive role model for students – contact parents/guardians when students have excessive absences, work with students at risk of dropping out, transport students to/from school, conduct home visits, participate in parent conferences and meetings with supervisors/staff etc. as needed.
  11. Supervise Attendance Mentor.
  12. Serve as a resource for parents and guardians - by identifying problems for truancy, proposing interventions, ensuring that outcomes are designed to achieve school success and Tribal attendance objectives.
  13. Provide culturally appropriate services and resources for Tribal School families that acknowledge and respect cultural activities.
  14. Attend and participate in required staff meetings and other activities.
  15. Actively collaborate with School Resource Officer, Security Staff, School Counselors, School Administration and other appropriate staff to meet individual needs of students and families.
  16. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties as may be required from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.

EDUCATION - EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR POSITION

Required:

  • Completion of a bachelor degree in education, law enforcement, social work/counseling or closely related field
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in a school or social services setting that includes working with Early Childhood Learners (pre-kindergarten) and/or school age youth and their parents.

                  Additional work-related experience may be used in lieu of educational requirements

Preferred:

  • Six (6) months of related experience working in the Muckleshoot community.

SPECIFIC SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills to work with students, parents/guardians, staff and administrators in a native community
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements with regard to school and family matters
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with school staff and community
  • Ability to work under limited supervision to increase school attendance – problem solving, planning strategies and interventions
  • Ability to respond calmly and effectively in stressful situations
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, analyze situations and make recommendations, review and interpret student attendance data; explain, interpret and apply laws, policies and procedures
  • Proficient in Word processing, Excel Spreadsheets and other basic computer programs
  • Ability to lead, guide and/or coordinate with others to implement Truancy procedures and policies

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The working conditions described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class spec. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, drive a motor vehicle and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will be required to drive throughout the Muckleshoot community, making home visits, picking up/dropping off students and attending meetings.

Licenses or Certifications Required

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe.

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