Residency / Wellness Officer

Roselle Board of Education

Roselle, NJ, USA

Full time

Support Staff

8 hrs

Position Type:
Support Staff

Date Posted:


Job Summary:

Residency / Wellness Officer


  • Perform home visits to determine residency and wellness check of students referred.
  • Perform and obtain documentation regarding absences
  • Provide written reports on cases to be referred back to Attendance Office
  • Maintain knowledge of state, local, and school system guidelines on attendance.
  • Gather and assess attendance data at a school, groups of schools, or a district.
  • Submit monthly reports of active cases with status/outcomes
  • Monitor occurrences of extreme absenteeism, unexcused absences, and excessive tardiness.
  • Look for patterns that indicate a student may be at risk.
  • Locate students that are habitually missing from school.
  • Determine the underlying cause of ongoing absences.
  • Meet with parents and students to discuss attendance issues.
  • Work with administration to implement absence-mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure compliance with compulsory attendance laws.
  • Write and submit case reports on investigative findings and resolution.
  • Report issues of concern to child services or law enforcement.

Credential/ Qualifications:

  • Working with students and parents in related position
  • Working district/state/federal laws and regulations relating to child welfare and attendance experience desired

Knowledge of:

  • Youth programs, school and community activities.
  • Basic computer skills with applications such as MS Word, MS Excel etc.
  • General office procedures and office machines (computer, fax, and copier).
  • Correct English/Spanish usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Available community resources both public and private.
  • Oral and written communication skills.

Ability to:

  • Work well with the community at-large, including parents and students.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.

Application Procedure:

Apply Online; Include Letter of Interest, Resume, References and a Copy of required Certification(s)

Selection Procedure:

Qualified applicants will be contacted for any interview if credentials meet District standards/criteria. No phone calls please.

The Roselle Public Schools Promotes and Values Diversity

Employees and prospective employees will receive equal opportunities for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, nationality, color, marital status, domestic partnership, civil union status, gender identity or expression, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, handicap (and/or disability), service in the armed forces, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic tests, or refusal to make available results of genetic tests, or any other unlawful category of discrimination.

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