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  • Informs students and parents/guardians of residency requirements of the School District.
  • Updates and distributes informational forms, notices and residency checklists.
  • Assists in the pre-registration and registration process of students in the District.
  • Advises the Director of Student Services of new processes and procedures. Suggests changes and updates for efficiency.
  • Researches background information submitted and gathers additional information as necessary to determine the truancy of students within the school district.
  • Investigates allegations of misrepresentation of address information and overcrowding issues and reports to the District.
  • Conducts site surveys and interviews with parents/guardians and landlords to verify residency.
  • Compiles investigation notes, written reports, and submits recommendations based on thorough investigations to the District.
  • Initiates and processes all investigations while observing customer service and community relation standards of the District.
  • Communicates with building Principal to identify truant students.
  • Meets with truant students and their parents/guardians to determine plans of action to change truant behaviors.
  • Makes home and community visits to help truant students return to school.
  • Assists Building Principals in early identification of any and all symptoms of truant behavior.
  • Works with school personnel, students and families to implement appropriate interventions for truant behaviors.
  • Works with the Regional Office of Education and the Circuit Court of Cook County to intervene with families where truant behavior persist.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.


Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of residency requirements.
  • Knowledge and previous experience in investigations and investigation tactics.
  • Ability to communicate both written and orally.
  • Ability to coordinate investigations with other agencies as appropriate (DCFS, local police departments, local government and school districts, Regional Office of Education).
  • Ability to use basic office equipment and operate a personal computer.                          
  • Bachelor degree in law enforcement, counseling, social work or a related field preferred.
  • High degree of maturity and ability to relate well to parents and students.
  • Preference for a person who has a strong interdisciplinary-oriented, team- focused attitude.


Salary will be regionally competitive and based upon experience

District offers competitive fringe benefits; including life, health, vision and dental insurance

Additional Notes

Title:  Student Engagement Officer                                         Location: District Office
Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Scott      Supervise: None
 Job Summary:  
Under the supervision of Human Resources, Assistant Superintendent; the Student Engagement Officer is to investigate residency issues within the school district.

How to Apply

Application Procedure
Applicants must apply online at www.phsd144.net and upload your letter of application with resume, high school diploma (GED) or current transcripts (awarded degree), valid Illinois license, certifications, endorsements and three (3) letters of recommendation.  Internal applicants must complete transfer at the same site.  Questions should be directed to Human Resources, Administration Center, 3015 W. 163rd Street, Markham, IL  60428.  Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 conducts pre-employment drug tests and background checks. 

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