Randolph Public School District
Randolph, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3041339 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 11, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
General Description
The function of the Truancy Officer is to ensure that school age children are attending school during school hours. The Truancy Officer informs and educates parents and students about compulsory attendance laws and issues warnings when the laws are violated. The Truancy Officer investigates cases of unexcused or excessive absences, the reasons behind the absences, to determine if it is allowed under compulsory attendance laws. In general, the Truancy Officer issues warnings, educates the community, and represents the school districts if any cases go to court. The Truancy Officer works closely with the School Administrators, related service providers and families related to attendance and truancy matters.

Essential Duties
Essential duties shall include but not be limited to:
• Works with family court, probation officer, prosecutor’s office, Department of Children and Families (DCF), police departments and sheriff’s department pertaining to proper student attendance.
• Works with Superintendents, Principals, Counselors and the Director of Climate and Safety regarding student attendance.
• Maintains a professional awareness and understanding of regulations regarding child welfare and attendance by having a working knowledge of state law, Board policy and administrative regulations.
• Attends occasional evening and weekend activities or trainings, as required.
• Serves as a liaison between the school district, families, the Norfolk County Prosecutor, and Juvenile and District Courts.
• Works in collaboration with local and county law enforcement agencies by facilitating the prosecution of educational neglect cases, writing reports, testifying as needed and working closely with court personnel.
• Communicates with local school personnel, parents, students and community agencies investigating truancy referrals.
• Travels to homes and/or school to investigate truancy issues.
• Effectively maintains truancy caseload.
• Compiles statistics and generates reports, as requested by the Superintendent and/or Director of Climate and Safety.
• Prepares and writes reports and miscellaneous correspondence and maintains record keeping system regarding cases investigated.
• Facilitates the truancy program evaluation.
• Conducts residency investigations, as needed, in concert with the Director of Climate and Safety.
• Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the Superintendent.

Personal contract, 10 months (School year), 2-3 hours per week flexible schedule

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $12,000 Per Year

Welcome to Randolph Public School District!

Randolph (MA), a town of over 32,000, resting about 10 miles south of downtown Boston, is one of the most diverse communities in the state of Massachusetts and is proud to have the 2015 Massachusetts Milken Educator Award winner. Our diverse population of over 3,000 students represents 45 different countries, speaking 40 different languages and dialects including Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Russian to name a few. We have four prek-5 elementary schools, one 6-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school with an enrollment of approximately 800 students. As a whole, our students’ growth on the MCAS has outpaced the State with some tremendous growth. Student performance on Advanced Placement exams continues to be a point of pride and the class of 2015 was accepted into more than 100 colleges and universities. We continue to use NWEA as our benchmark assessment measure and TeachPoint to document educator observations.

Prospective Teachers of Color in Critical Need Content Areas (Math, Science, Special Education, and English as a Second Language/SEI) and diverse, experienced Administrators are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Randolph Public Schools (RPS) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The RPS do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnic identity, sex, gender identity, disability, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or homelessness in admission to or participation in its programs and activities. RPS does not tolerate any form of discrimination, intimidation, threat, bullying, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by interfering with their ability or freedom to learn and work.

Job Requirements
• Degree in criminal justice, education or a related human services field is preferred.
• Four years’ experience in school administration, law enforcement, or a related human services field.
• Demonstrated ability to work and relate with students, parents, staff, employers and the community.
• Shall possess strong organizational skills.
• Shall be able to use computers, software and other current technology.
• Shall be able to read and respond to communication, compose letters and file accurate reports.
• Shall be self-sufficient and require a minimum of supervision or assistance in performing job duties.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    The Randolph Public School system has moved to a paperless application process and appreciates your support in this effort. Please submit all required documentation via School Spring and do not send follow up/additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Once all materials have been reviewed, applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly by the hiring manager.

    Please be sure to include your current educator license number and information and upload any and all transcripts you have to your School Spring application.

    Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Human Resources Department
    40 Highland Avenue
    Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
    Phone: 781-961-6200
    Fax: 781-961-6295