2014 Summer Attendance Tchrs Gr Pk-12 RB 13-153
|Title:||2014 Summer Attendance Tchrs Gr Pk-12 RB 13-153|
|Department:||Teaching and Learning|
RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #13-153 2014 SUMMER PROGRAM
APRIL 28, 2014 ATTENDANCE SUMMER TEACHERS: GRADES PK-12
The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pamela C. Brown, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for Grades PK - 12 summer school teaching positions:
ATTENDANCE SUPPORT TEACHERS - Grades PK-12
Staff hours: 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Student hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Classes to be held: July 8 - August 14, 2014
Candidates must complete an application form available on the District website, www.buffaloschools.org.
Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. 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.
Candidates must hold a Master’s degree and be certified in School Attendance. 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). Candidates 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. Priority in the selection of teachers will be given to qualified permanent/tenured/probationary/temporary Buffalo Public School teachers in order of summer school
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 Attendance 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 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, PBS and Safe and Civil School teams, Parent Facilitators 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 Attendance 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Attendance Services.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel, and crouch. Duties may involve risk resulting from attending to students’ behavioral needs.
ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Physically capable of frequently lifting or moving up to 40 pounds;
- Sufficiently mobile to ensure the safety of students;
- Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus;
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
- Manual dexterity for the purpose of using a telephone and data entry;
- Read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids;
- Hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; and
- Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be conducted in work-related community settings and/or occasionally performed on study trips away from the school.
Paid teacher preparation session is scheduled for July 7, 2014 (3 hour session). Successful candidates are encouraged to attend.
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 will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent
following assessment of summer school seniority, training, credentials, and evaluation of service. Interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.
SALARY: Teacher hourly rate based on BTF contract.
FUND #: Pending funding
FOR FILING: MAY 9, 2014
DR. PAMELA C. BROWN,
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications