Coordinator of Truancy and Safety Compliance

Sheldon Independent School District - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)3.8


REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Administration

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt CALENDAR: 226 days

This position is grant funded.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Assist in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the District’s comprehensive emergency management, safety, environmental and health programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Certification:
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration (Preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of NIMS, Emergency Response and Incident Management
Knowledge of local, state and federal school safety regulations and guidelines
Knowledge of local, state and federal occupational safety and health regulations
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations on environmental protection and indoor air quality
Knowledge of local and state guidelines for attendance monitoring and truancy
Understanding of school crisis planning
Ability to effectively communicate in stressful situations and to remain effective in a crisis
Ability to research, plan, analyze and present job related activities from inception to completion

Experience:
Two years of experience in education/educational leadership, safety, risk management, emergency management or related field.
Experience working with parents and community members.
Campus Leadership Experience (preferred)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Student and Campus Safety:
Oversee planning, implementation and conduct training for district personnel on various safety topics
Assist in identifying areas of risk and safety hazards throughout the District and insure implementations of recommendations to mitigate risk
Prepare and maintain school safety and emergency response plans
Assist in updating and revise district emergency procedures, manuals, and forms annually and as needed
Coordinate with campus safety leaders to ensure that safety training for staff and students occurs as required.
Develop in-service programs for new campus safety officer’s orientation.
Serve as second on-call for occasions when there are multiple events occurring simultaneously within the district
Serve as first on-call for emergency response when Director is out the office or district
Manage hazardous chemical and bio-hazardous waste disposal
Recommend changes in safety systems and operations based on current industry trends and results of school safety reviews
Address ways to integrate health and safety practices into school or athletic programs
Disseminate best practices and evaluate program outcomes relating to any district activities to promote students safety and violence prevention.
Provide school safety trainings and activities at the district and campus levels based on identified needs
Establish and facilitate safety and healthy environmental training sessions for parents and community members
Attendance and Truancy
Coordinates the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of school attendance and truancy plans.
Develops and recommends attendance/truancy policies, procedures, standards and directives and communicates them orally and in written form.
Participates in the development of department goals and objectives; recommends, implements and administers policies and procedures.
Compiles and evaluates data, prepares analysis, reports and recommendations regarding school attendance and truancy.
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Communicates directly with school principals on issues of attendance and truancy in their respective schools and takes the appropriate action(s).
Communicates with other district employees about issues that impact on student attendance and truancy.
Ensures compliance with law enforcement and probation departments in related matters.
Ensures that state attendance laws are strictly adhered to and enforced.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent.

Occupational Health and Safety
Administer and assist in the development of various district’s comprehensive safety programs including but not limited to: blood-borne pathogens, hazard communication, asbestos, eye safety, healthy back (lifting) safety and playground safety
Assist in developing plans to address identified risks and safety problems
Assist in the accommodation of disabled staff members

Administration
Assist in performing safety and security audits for every campus in compliance with Senate Bill 11
Assist in compiling data from safety and security audits to be used for required comprehensive reports, per Senate Bill 11
Organize and direct a school district safety committee
Assist in implementing five-year plan objectives
Perform other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent travel within the District and occasional out-of-district travel
Ability to respond to emergency scene that may include exposure to hazardous and physically demanding conditions
Ability to assist in bus evacuations, school evacuations, and assessment of facility conditions after a disaster
Frequent prolonged and irregular hours
Use of sight, smell and hearing to assess potential hazardous conditions
Ability to communicate by radio and telephone in a noisy environment