Job Vacancy (Education): Liaison Officer (NSS). Closing 12 Jan 2018

Applications are invited from persons both inside and outside the Public Service for appointment, transfer or promotion to the following position:

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(Nauru Secondary School)

POSITION : Liaison Officer
No OF POSITION : One (1)
SALARY RANGE : Band 6 – $8,078 per annum

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
Register student’s name and profile, records student’s attendance and punctuality, work with parent or guardian on student’s behaviour problem, liaise with community leaders on absenteeism, report to Principal of student’s truancy problem, and provide statistical report to Principal and the Chief Liaison Officer.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Maintaining records of pupils ages and checking with the register of Birth where necessary;
• Compiling lists annually of children who become eligible for enrolment;
• Processing applications for exemption from compulsory schooling;
• Coordinating persecutions under the compulsory Education Act 2011;
• Liaise with parents and community leaders on absenteeism;
• Monitor every student’s behaviour, work attitude, punctuality and attendance;
• Relay to parents their children’s unacceptable behaviour;
• Keep and maintain accurate records of punctuality and attendance e of every student in the school;
• Maintain and keep in order a filing system on every student that is currently enrolled in the school and also an archive of past student records;
• Investigate irregularities in student’s attendance and report to the Principal;
• Make personal inquiries about student absences and/ or consistence lateness;
• Relay to class teachers notification of special/ sick leave of students and make note in student’s files;
• Inform the Principal of unauthorized leave of absences of more than three (3) consecutive school days;
• Not give permission of leave of absences to students but rather refer the application to the Principal;
• Serve the Principal with a weekly statistical report of student attendance and enrolment for the week;
• Serve the Chief Liaison Officer with a monthly statistical attendance and/or other documents as required by that office and with a duplicate copy to the Principal;
• From time to time, research and provide information and/or statistical relating to a particular student as may be required by a Teacher, Deputy Principal or the Principal;
• Handle correspondence between parents/guardians and the school concerning student’s affairs;
• Ensure that parents/guardians receive letters of notice and documents about the children;
• Follow up notices for parents response;
• Seek permission of the Principal to leave the work place to do field work;
• From time to time, be required by the Principal to attend to urgent matters with parents;
• From time to time, attend staff meetings and sectional meetings as may be required;
• Other duties as required by the Principal or Director of Schools.

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
• Year 12 Graduate;
• Computer literate in especially Microsoft Excel;
• Friendly, helpful;
• Understanding young adolescence;
• Interpersonal relationship skills;
• Courteous.

Applications should be lodged in writing or electronically word processed stating name, age, qualification and curriculum vitae with supporting references and other relevant attachments provided to the Chief Secretary’s department or the Secretary for Corporate Services no later than 5pm, Friday 12th January, 2018.