Attendance Officer - Pending Grant Funding

Job | Posted 11 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Attendance Officer (Elementary/Secondary Level) - Pending Grant Funding

Position Purpose

Position is responsible for providing services to assigned schools in the investigation and counseling of students with excessive attendance problems. Position enforces the provisions of the Code of Virginia attendance Law; institutes legal proceedings; and presents case information to court services. Position assesses students and families; interprets attendance policies; works as a team member to develop prevention/intervention strategies; provides case management; monitors student progress; and makes referrals.

Salary: $36,015 - 56,325  (Commensurate with Experience)
Please visit the NCPS webite to determine salary specifics according to the current salalry scale:

Essential Job Functions

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Interprets the Virginia State Code, court rulings, and the Student Handbook relating to student attendance issues.
  • Gathers and reviews attendance data to identify students who are excessively truant.
  • Assesses students with attendance problems and makes home visits to assess the family environment.
  • Collaborates with school staff to develop interventions for students who are truant and develops individualized service plans to improve attendance.
  • Implements case management services (including individual counseling); monitors student/family progress; and makes referrals to other professional staff members or community agencies as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison between assigned schools and such agencies as social services, court services, and the police department regarding student truancy.
  • Monitors areas in the community where non-attending students are reported to congregate during school hours and takes appropriate action by executing enforcement steps.
  • Initiates legal proceedings to enforce compulsory attendance laws; prepares information for formal hearings/court cases; and represents the school division at court interagency staffing and in the courtroom.
  • Provides families with information related to the needs of their child and acts as a resource to parents/guardians by providing family support activities and communicating the importance of school attendance.
  • Acts as a resource to administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and health services personnel at assigned schools regarding attendance programs, interpretation of attendance policies/laws, and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Assists with implementing truancy prevention programs for assigned schools and recommends strategies to support and improve regular school attendance (i.e.: incentives, peer groups, recognitions).
  • Maintains necessary records ensuring confidentiality of students and their families and prepares related reports.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by appropriate Administrators and the Division Superintendent.
Additional Duties:

Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements

Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-  Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
-  Must possess excellent assessment, case management, interpersonal, and communication skills.
-  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
-  Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
-  Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
-  Must be able to work with minimal daily supervision.
-  Must possess the ability to interpret/communicate school attendance law and provide support activities for students and their families.
-  Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
-  Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and outside agencies.
-  Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
-  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
-  Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
-  Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
- Must possess a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of attendance laws/regulations, intervention/prevention strategies, and referral sources.   

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

 Works in standard office and school building environments.
 Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.


Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or a related field with some related experience providing services for school aged children. Bi-lingual candidate preferred.

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt             10-month position

Posted By

Northampton County Public Schools

7207 Young Street , Machipongo, VA 23405

At the following locations


7207 Young Street , Machipongo, VA 23405