Lake County, Illinois Truancy Prevention Specialist (Regional Office of Education) in Grayslake, Illinois

Truancy Prevention Specialist (Regional Office of Education)

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Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in School Social Work or as a School Counselor? If so, this position could be for you:

Position: Outreach Specialist

Location: 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

Salary: $35,000 - $38,000

Job Summary: Responsible for providing consultative services to schools, and social work services to students and families regarding school attendance issues.

Becoming an Outreach Specialist with the Attendance & Truancy Division of Regional Office of Education would allow you to complete assessments and provide direct services to students and their families to help improve school attendance. Your day will consist of providing counseling and on-going follow up support to families and students, as well as providing consultative support to school personnel. You will coordinate community resources for students and families, monitor school attendance, coordinate school and home visits, and provide case management services. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning. Additionally you must possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.

In order to be successful in this role you should have a Professional Educator License (PEL) with a School Social Work Endorsement or a School Counselor Endorsement. The ability to converse in Spanish and English is strongly desired. This is a fulltime position working 10 months a year.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness program. Visit our Prospective Employeepage to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! To learn more about the department you will be working for, visitROE. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to viewvideos. If you need assistance writing your resume we have sometoolsto help you at our Human Resourceswebsite.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Location

Grayslake, Illinois, United States

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Applications will be accepted

until filled