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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Cleaner17859

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Cleaner Role

 

This is routine work requiring the efficient performance of a variety of cleaning tasks. The work involves execution of these tasks through a well established routine. Direct supervision is received from a higher level supervisor. The incumbent does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Cleaner Expectations

  • Dusts chairs, tables desks and other furniture;
  • Washes windows, walls, woodwork, toilets and sinks;
  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums and waxes floors with various equipment designed for those purposes;
  • Gathers and disposes of refuse;
  • Cleans and polishes furniture;
  • Performs a variety of routine errands and cleaning tasks;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required;
  • May use a district motor vehicle as assigned.

When Assigned to a School District:

  • May clean blackboards and erasers;
  • May monitor rest rooms and report violations of non-smoking policy;
  • May use a district motor vehicle as assigned.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Cleaner:

  • Working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials, and equipment;
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction; ability to get along well with others.

 

 

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

Per O&M Contract
Custodian17836

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Role of Custodian

 

This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the efficient and economical performance of semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance tasks for municipal buildings, grounds, and equipment.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior in accordance with established policies, but considerable leeway is permitted for the exercise of independent judgment.  General supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate cleaning or maintenance personnel.  Does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Expectations of Custodian

  • Paints rooms and equipment, repairs furniture and makes minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs;
  • Requires painting of entire rooms,
  • Climbing ladders,
  • Hanging white boards
  • Removal of black boards
  • Sweeps and mops floors and stairs;
    • Requires use of back pack vacuums,
    • Use of auto scrubbers
    • Use of floor buffers
  • Dusts desks, woodwork, furniture and other equipment;
    • Requires operation and utilization of a Genie for dusting and cleaning higher surfaces
    • Moving large pieces of furniture and equipment
  • Washes windows, walls, blackboards, sinks and other fixtures;
    • Requires use of ladder
    • Ability to carry large quantities of cleaning products
  • Polishes furniture and metal furnishings;
    • Required to Strip and seal floors
    • Removal and replacement of all furniture in rooms during refinishing
  • Empties waste baskets, collects and disposes of rubbish;
    • Responsible for carrying bags of rubbish up and down several flights of stairs
    • Must be able to dispose of large/heavy pieces of rubbish into a dumpster
  • Clears snow and ice from walks and driveways;
    • Requires the ability to use large snow blower
    • Shoveling snow of off walkways and roof top and other locations as necessary
  • Mows lawns, trims shrubs, rakes leaves, and performs a variety of other grounds keeping tasks;
    • Requires use of manual clippers and gas powered equipment
    • Use both push and riding mower
  • Delivers packages and messages;
    • Requires lifting and carrying heavy items (upstairs included)
  • Checks operation of clocks and bells;
    • Need to climb ladder (up to 12 feet in height)
  • Puts out and takes in traffic safety signs;
    • Requires moving and carrying traffic cones to wherever is needed on district property
  • Arranges chairs and tables and other equipment for special use of buildings;
    • Requires break down and set up long
    • Stacking and moving of chairs and risers
    • Move several pieces of furniture to the correct design
  • Repairs window shades, replaces light bulbs, soap and towels;
    • Requires using a ladder (up to 12 ft)
    • Must be able to use equipment/ change bulbs while on a ladder
  • When assigned to night or weekend duty, polices buildings and boiler rooms;
    • Requires the ability to monitor all parts of a building, including stairwells, basements and top floors as needed.
    • Good knowledge of building cleaning practices,
    • supplies and equipment;
    • working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of steam boiler equipment;
    • ability to use supplies and equipment efficiently;
    • ability to make minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical repairs and to perform a variety of routine maintenance tasks;
    • physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Full Performance Knowledges, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Senior Custodian:

  • Good knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies, and equipment;
  • Good knowledge of the operation of low-pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment;
  • Ability to plan and lay out work;
  • Ability to supervise the work of others;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

 

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

This position is a provisional civil service appointment and applicant must meet civil service requirements including residency in Schenectady County. Successful candidates are required to take civil service exam when offered.

 

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133.The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School.

Per O&M Contract
Paraprofessional18004

Paraprofessional Role

This position reports to the school principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital Region of Upstate New York. The Paraprofessional will play a critical role in assisting teachers in facilitating quality academic and enrichment activities for all students. The Paraprofessional will assist the Teacher in creating a learning environment that will enhance the academic character and social-emotional skills of all students. The Paraprofessional will implement and assist with all non-instructional duties as assigned by engagement team or supervisor. This position requires a high degree of flexibility, professionalism and culturally responsive disposition.

 

Paraprofessional Expectations

  • Clerical duties such as assisting building secretary, answering phones, copying, filing and attendance duties.  Contact parents as directed by supervisor;
  • Assist in library duties such as checking books in and out, restocking shelves, inventory, recordkeeping, maintenance of equipment and overdue notices.
  • Assist with student supervision;
  • Organizing, scheduling, and maintenance of computer labs as directed;
  • Intake recordkeeping, preparing testing materials, ordering of testing materials;
  • Breakfast and/or lunch monitor duties to include playground supervision;
  • Escorting students as directed by supervisor;
  • Monitor halls, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, and all outside areas within the immediate vicinity of the building;
  • Morning and afternoon bus duty supervision;
  • All other non-instructional support needed by immediate engagement team or supervisor;
  • Assist teachers in implementing culturally responsive practices to assists students in improving their literacy skills;
  • Collaborates with teachers and leadership to promote a positive and rigorous learning environment

Paraprofessional Key Qualities

  • Reflects on practices and modify as necessary to meet the unique needs of all students;
  • Passionate about developing relationships with students;
  • Set high expectations for students;
  • Demonstrates for students the importance of being life-long learners;
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Designated champion for every child in your classroom;
  • Demonstrate perseverance and be proactive in supporting students in and outside of the classroom;
  • Establish daily practices that support students in enjoying the experience of learning making human connections;
  • Establish daily practices that remind every student they become the best they can possibly be;
  • Cares about students’ academic and social emotional needs;
  • Strives for 100% attendance;
  • Dedication to understanding the needs of our students;
  • Collaborate with teachers regarding daily and weekly plans and expectations
  • Lead a variety of small and large group activities daily;
  • Communicate in a proactive and positive manner with Principal and colleagues;
  • Supervise and engage students during meals and recess time;
  • Build student relationships and a sense of community;
  • Flexibility in thinking and acting; pitch in when and where needed, so as to ensure a safe and productive day for all students.

 

 

$14.55 - $15.46/hour
Lunch Monitor18274

Lunch Monitor Role

This position involves responsibility for supervising the behavior of children in a variety of school related activities.  These activities may include any of the following:  guides children safely across streets and intersections; supervises children in corridors, playgrounds, school buses, locker rooms and restrooms.  The work is performed under general supervision from a teacher or other professional employee.  Does related work as required.

 

Lunch Monitor Expectations 

  • Supervises student in cafeteria and on school premises;
  • Assists children in lower grades with wearing apparel;
  • Assists teachers in maintaining order in classrooms and cafeterias;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Lunch Monitor Key Qualities 

  • Ability to supervise the behavior of children;
  • Working knowledge of first aid methods.

 

$14.55/hour
Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher Role

This position reports to the Building Principal and Special Education Division. The Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of all students with disabilities. This position requires a high degree of adaptability, attention to diversity and equitable outcomes.

Special Education Teacher Expectations

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP;
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques;
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals;
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students;
  • Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources;
  • Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational paraprofessionals as directed;
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures;
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers regarding the needs of students;
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.

Special Education Teacher Key Qualities

  • Relishes using multiple communication methods that are tailored to and facilitate productive conversations with different stakeholders;
  • Applies the critical thinking skills needed to adapt instructional practices to support student growth;
  • Builds positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues;
  • Practices patience with all students, families and colleagues;
  • Always seeking new ways to teach students the way they learn.
Per SFT Contract
Building Substitute Teacher

Lead Building Substitute Role

This position reports to the Building Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work with teachers, families, and school leaders. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work in one designated building where they will have opportunities to support a variety of classrooms and special projects. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will model leadership for all other substitute teachers. This position requires a high degree of innovation, enthusiasm and a spirit of collaboration.

 Lead Building Substitute Teacher Expectations

  • Work with students on all grade levels;
  • Organize and support school staff and administration in supporting student engagement;
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other staff;
  • Support the development of school activities and other organizations that support student interests;
  • Work directly with students to solve conflicts, discipline, and behavior situations with a student centered and restorative approach.

Lead Building Substitute Teacher Qualities

  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Loves and understands the impact of Equity-based Culturally Responsive teaching;
  • Belief in restorative approaches and works to eliminate punitive practices;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to build alliances with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Good problem solver;
  • Growth mindset;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn.
$28,000 (pro-rated)
School Safety Officer

School Safety Officers

(Multiple positions available at the secondary school level)

About Schenectady City Schools

The Schenectady City School District (SCSD) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. A significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment in the Schenectady City Schools has characterized the last few years providing an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career. Currently, the Schenectady City School District is seeking highly competent, motivated, dedicated and fully engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the district's schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional and physical needs of approximately 10,000 students through the essential elements of the district’s Strategic Plan. The Superintendent is leading a talented and committed leadership team with the aim of moving SCSD toward world class status and preparing all students for success.

Hours: 8 hours per day

Work Year: 10 months/185 days per year

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Role of School Safety Officer:

Employees in this class are responsible for insuring the safety of students and staff, maintaining order and protecting school property. Direct supervision is received from the District Chief of Security and Building Principal in accordance with established policies and procedures.  Does related work as required. This position requires a high degree of cultural awareness, an understanding of positive behavioral supports and restorative practices.

Typical Work Activities and Expectations of School Safety Officer:

  • Controls and directs traffic on school roadways and parking lots;
  • Patrols school grounds on foot or in car to protect persons and property, maintain order and ensure compliance with school rules and regulations;
  • Patrols school parking lots before, during and after regularly schedule classes,
  • Checks all vehicles for proper registration;
  • Investigates complaints received personally or as assigned by supervisor;
  • Supervision of entry level teacher aides assigned to hallways, doors, etc.
  • May enforce traffic and parking regulations;
  • May summon local police, fire department or ambulance service in case of law violation, fire or other emergency;
  • Gives information and directions to students and visitors;
  • Keeps records and makes written reports on a regular basis on security matters;
  • Performs related duties as required by Chief of Security/Building Principal to provide protection and maintain security;
  • Questions persons on school premises who are not students or staff and advises as to school rules and either directs visitors to school offices or asks them to leave.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of School Safety Officer:

  • Working knowledge of the practices and procedures necessary to maintain order and insure the protection of life and the security of buildings, grounds and equipment;
  • Working knowledge of school district rules and regulations; ability to exercise sound judgment in carrying out duties;
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with students and faculty;
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Good powers of observation;
  • Courtesy and tact. Ability to prepare brief written communications;
  • Ability to communicate information orally and by written report;
  • Ability to use self-defense, restraint techniques and security equipment as necessary; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
$23.00/per hour
Registered Professional Nurse99998

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Registered Professional Nurse

 

This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for giving care to students and for performing related nursing services such as pupil health screening and notification of defects and communicable disease control requiring judgment and skills.  This position differs from the certificated position of School Nurse-Teacher in that there is no responsibility for either classroom instruction or guidance involved.  The work is performed under the general direction of a School Physician or School Nurse-Teacher.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of clerical assistants. The professional nurse performs professional nursing services at one or more schools in the maintenance of acceptable health standards, school health records and the emergency treatment of student and employee health problems; does related work as required. This position requires a high degree of patience, compassion and responsiveness to student experiences

 

Typical Work Activities and Registered Professional Nurse Expectations

  • Assists the School Physician in physical, visual and auditory screening examinations of students and employees;
  • Administers first aid and emergency treatment to students and employees;
  • Prepares and maintains health records for school authorities;
  • Assists at school immunization clinics;
  • Arranges to transport sick or injured students or employees to hospital, home, doctor’s, and dentist’s office in cases of emergency;
  • Inspects the school plant, playground and cafeteria and reports on general safety and sanitary conditions;
  • Orders, inventories and oversees the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment;
  • Consults with attendance teachers, staff members and school nurse-teachers concerning a variety of health factors related to non-attendance and communicable disease;
  • Prepares records and reports as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Registered Professional Nurse

  • Open to learning;
  • Goes above and beyond to connect with students and families;
  • Connects families to community resources;
  • Good knowledge of nursing principles and techniques and their relation to medical practices and skill in their application;
  • Working knowledge of material-medical, dietetics, sanitation and personal hygiene;
  • Skill in the application of technical, oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to keep records and make reports;
  • Ability to get along well with students, teachers, parents and others;
  • Ability to carry out successfully the measures prescribed;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of sub-professional and non-technical personnel;
  • Good observation, mental alertness, firmness, initiative;
  • Cheerfulness, patience, emotional stability, sympathetic attitude toward the sick;
  • Good moral character.
$35,020-$37,878
Math Teacher

Math Teacher Role

The SCSD is seeking a math teacher that will get all students excited about Math. The Math Teacher is expected to assist students in understanding and applying Math to real-life situations. Math Teacher will ensure all students should be engaged in the lesson and persevering toward solving high level tasks in Math. The Math Teacher will have knowledge of urban schools and urban communities. This position requires a high degree of problem-solving, resilience and ingenuity.

Math Teacher Expectations

  • Knowledge of Next generation and Common Core Standards in Math, Regents exams and differentiated instructional strategies. Also experience with lesson planning and high leverage practices;
  • Effective in classroom management, parent communication, differentiated instruction;
  • Ability to use technology including GSuite and smartboard;
  • Able to engage students in the math curriculum toward mastery of the standards;
  • Ability to craft detailed lesson plans showing thoughtfulness into various activities to engage the students. These should result in increased student achievement.
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems.

Math Teacher Key Qualities

  • Be a collaborative team player with other math teachers (and also teachers / staff in other departments).
  • Work toward fulfilling the district goals of equity, literacy and graduation by supporting the math instruction of all students.
  • Models a growth mindset;
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with colleagues, learners and parents;
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instruction.
Per SFT Contract
Middle School Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the technology industry and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;
  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about technology trends and innovation.

Technology Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world technology based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in the technology field.

 

Per SFT Contract
Maintenance Mechanic (Plumber)18216

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

 

Distinguishing Features of the Class Plumber Role:

 This is skilled work involving responsibility for efficient performance of a variety of plumbing, maintenance and steam fitting tasks requiring a thorough knowledge of the trade.  General supervision is received from a higher level supervisor regarding tasks to be performed with considerable leeway allowed for planning the details of each assignment.  Direct supervision may be exercised over a variety of skilled and non-skilled employees.  Does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Plumber Expectations:

  • Installs and repairs water service piping which includes wiping and testing joints;
  • Installs and repairs fixtures such as lavatory facilities, drinking fountains and sprinkler systems;
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing in municipal owned buildings;
  • Inspects installation plumbing work within the jurisdiction;
  • May repair and maintain water pumping stations and reservoirs;
  • Cuts, bends, threads and assembles pipes;
  • Installs and repairs pipes and valve traps in heating systems;
  • Maintains tools to keep them in good working order;
  • Clears stoppages in waste, sub soil and other drains;
  • Repairs and installs steam equipment;
  • May perform groundskeeper activities;
  • May perform other skilled maintenance activities;
  • May supervise the work of subordinates on a work project;
  • May operate a truck or other automotive equipment;
  • Performs a variety of related work as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Plumber:

  • Good knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; good knowledge of local plumbing ordinances; ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough sketches and oral instructions; ability to lay out work for self and others; good motor and hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

 

 

$46,263/year
Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC)21424

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

Distinguishing Features of the Class Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC) Role:

This is skilled maintenance work involving the responsibility for the operation, maintenance and repair of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related systems.  Supervision is received from the Director of Educational Facilities.  Supervision may be exercised over subordinate cleaning and maintenance personnel.  The incumbent does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC) Expectations:

  • Develops appropriate operating, repair, maintenance and safety practices for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related equipment and systems;
  • Repairs and replaces electrical controls, thermostats, relays, pumps and related equipment;
  • Investigates and resolves complaints concerning heating and ventilating;
  • Makes emergency repairs to equipment and takes emergency action in connection with equipment failure to insure reinstatement of serviceability;
  • Installs and repairs electrical systems;
  • Installs and repairs plumbing and piping;
  • Makes recommendations in the purchase of equipment and supplies;
  • May review work done by contractors;
  • May perform work in other trades;
  • May be required to participate in snow and ice control activities;
  • May be required to operate a motor vehicle in connection with assignments;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC):

Thorough knowledge of the construction, operation, maintenance and safety procedures of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related equipment; good knowledge of practice, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of buildings;  ability to repair and maintain heating, air conditioning, and related equipment in a safe and efficient manner; ability to act quickly and efficiently in the event of a mechanical failure; ability to understand oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the positions.

 

 

 

$46,263/year
Business Teacher

Business Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The Business Teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the American business system and its place in the nation’s economy. The Business Teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Business Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of business services;
  • Assist students in developing practical business skills for personal use or for use in business occupation;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about business and business law.

Business Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world business based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in business.

 

Per SFT Contract
Student Engagement and School Attendance Specialist (5 positions available)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This position exists in the Schenectady City School District and involves the responsibility of reducing student chronic absenteeism & increasing student engagement, in order to improve student academic success. The Student Engagement & School Attendance Specialist uses an anti-racist and trauma informed lens to identify and eliminate barriers to student engagement & school attendance.  The position helps ensure that district wide processes and procedures are integrated and implemented consistently in the areas of school attendance and helps district staff understand the correlation between attendance and behavior/academic success.   Direct supervision is received from the Assistant District of Student Engagement & School Attendance with wide leeway given for carrying out the details of the work.  The incumbent does related work as required. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Supports a district wide approach to promote the importance of regular student attendance.
  • Attendance school meetings to identify follow up and planning required in the area of school attendance.
  • Conducts home visits to follow up on chronically absent students and gain parental support in students’ educational, behavioral and social development.
  • Identify and implement appropriate family intervention strategies to enhance student attendance in school. 
  • Work with school staff to identify chronically absent students and students on the verge of being chronically absent to implement strategies to increase student attendance. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies implemented to reduce chronic absenteeism rates. 
  • Identify and assist in eliminating obstacles to regular school attendance. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current laws, regulations, school board policies and procedures, as well as emerging trends and current research in school engagement & attendance.
  • Ensure that students experiencing barriers to attending school are identified as early as possible to provide appropriate support services and interventions.
  • Works with school staff, students, parents, community agencies, to implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to improve student attendance and engagement.
  • Run school/student attendance reports regularly
  • Monitor and analyze data to create action plans aimed at continuous improvement
  • Inform and assist families with services, resources and activities that are on-going within the district and community
  • Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of school district programs;  Good knowledge of methods and procedures used in record maintenance;  Good organizational skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;  Ability to enlist the cooperation of others to meet a defined goal;  Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; Ability to work with youth in an urban setting; Ability to develop quality relationships with parents, students, administration and the school board; Ability to assist the schools in effective communication with parents; Ability to organize meetings; Ability to organize members of the community to develop grassroots concerns and communicate them effectively; Ability to advocate for parents; Ability to seek information to assist families; Compassion and respect for others; Cultural sensitivity to various populations within the school district; Tact, courtesy and resourcefulness in dealing with people; Ability to work evenings and attend evening meetings.

$45,000-$53,000 commensurate with experience

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.