New Braunfels

At-Risk and Truancy Prevention Specialist (1643)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleAt-Risk and Truancy Prevention Specialist
Posting ID1643

Primary Purpose:


Provide oversight on the implementation of truancy prevention and at risk services.  Provide consultation services and training to campus staff and administration.  Counsel students and parents in an effort to encourage school attendance and educational success.






Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in Social Sciences or Education



Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions

Knowledge of compulsory attendance law and local district policy

Awareness and ability to access community resources

Prepare reports on activities to inform management of accomplishments, issues, and problems

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Able to follow guidelines, be flexible and adaptable to change

Working knowledge of computerized word processing programs and spreadsheets



Minimum of two (2) years experience in social service programming for at risk youth and their families

Experience in implementing truancy prevention and other district initiatives



Major Responsibilities and Duties:


  1. Serve as a resource for campus personnel in developing and maintaining campus attendance procedures.
  2. Investigate cases referred due to unexcused absences from school.
  3. Enforce provisions of compulsory attendance law and the local district policy.
  4. Counsel with students and parents in an effort to prevent truancy and unnecessary absences.
  5. Coordinate and collaborate with campus to provide appropriate interventions in an effective manner.
  6. Make home visits upon notification from the principals or other school authorities of suspected truancy and/or other social service needs.
  7. Maintain documentation regarding contacts made and student outcome.
  8. Review and analyze all student attendance data and present data to campus staff.
  9. Facilitate communication between school personnel, students and parents.
  10. Oversee at risk social services for the district.
  11. Conduct parent meetings concerning at risk social service opportunities.
  12. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations related to job assignment.
  13. Assist student service team members, coordinating services to insure that the needs of the student and the family are met.



Supervisory Responsibilities:





Equipment Used:


Computer, telephone, printer, copier, fax machine, and calculator.



Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Rangestarting at: $56,729.00 / Per Year
LocationThe Education Center

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/06/2019

Job Contact

NameClay GillentineTitleDirector of Student Services