Job Description

Job Number:2019-7159
Reengagement Student Specialist
Highline High School
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
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End Time:
Salary: $20.77 - $22.72
05/26/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
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Teamsters III - Specialist LEVEL: 16

: Nonexempt

: 200 or 220 (depends on location) HOLIDAYS: 12

The Reengagement Student Specialist is a student-support, case management focused role providing assessment, counseling, tutoring and referral services to identified students. The primary purpose of this position is to provide students with an on-going positive adult relationship to stay in school while encouraging, resourcing and assisting pathway to completion of high school graduation requirements and diploma.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. The plan was updated in 2018 to guide our work through 2023. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Work closely with program/school staff, teachers, counselors and school administration to support student progress in reengagement programs and interventions. * Provide ongoing case management for an identified cohort of students. * Collaborate with program/school staff to supervise daily operations and students in the learning environment. * Provide guidance, support, referral and tutorial services to ensure students stay in high school and/or alternative programming and complete graduation requirements. * Provide a comprehensive and reflective re-engagement program based on current research, best practices and program goals - building on the strengths of students. * Develop and facilitate interventions and activities designed to help students achieve high school proficiency and graduation, prepare for, and connect to post-secondary education in the areas of academic skills, career development, , leadership, emotional-development and personal skills. * Manage weekly contact and daily attendance systems, working with students to ensure they stay in school in order to graduate. Engage parents or key guardians/adults as to student goals and progress. May make home visits, where appropriate within program and with supervisor oversight.

REENGAGEMENT STUDENT SPECIALIST * Administer and score standardized tests when needed. * Engage with professional development for related work in regional and national reengagement work. Other Functions * For alternative education program settings: Determine funding eligibility and document all necessary compliance paperwork for students in state ALE and Open Doors programs. * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


AA Degree Two years of work experience working with children in related field

Experience motivating and managing at-risk youth in alternative learning environments.

Criminal background clearance Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance

Principles and best practices of regional and state reengagement for At Risk students and their individual needs Academic, social and community resources available to At Risk population Restorative practices and peace-circles Data-driven interventions Graduation requirements for Highline Public Schools Standardized skill and career interest testing School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Track and manage on-going data for program evaluation and student progress reporting. Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software Teacher dashboard management for monitoring student progress in online learning programs. Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members Organize work, problem solve and select action plans Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion Remain flexible to changes in assignments and situations Manage time effectively and prioritize to meet deadlines Use varied techniques to effectively train students in employability skills Develop and maintain accurate records of activities Establish rapport, motivate and enhance the self-esteem of high school students Work as a member and/or leader of a team Demonstrate a sincere interest in working with young people Create a positive environment in which students are considered to be the customers of the JAG program Accept ultimate responsibility and accountability for the implementation of the JAG Model Highline Public Schools **S16RSS1*Reengagement Student Spec Lv16 Page 2 of 3

REENGAGEMENT STUDENT SPECIALIST Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Building administrator or designee

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated to broaden applicable worksite, 2019.05.03 Updated Context and Mission statement, 2018.08.13 Updated to change number of workdays. Approve by C. Baker on 6/22/2017 Created by Human Resources as outlined by Learning Center Principal, 2016.06.15 Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Family Engagement and Student Support, 206.631.3100; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011. Highline Public Schools **S16RSS1*Reengagement Student Spec Lv16 Page 3 of 3

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