Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor
PSA Counselors are Attendance Leaders:
Have a Masters in Social Work or School Counseling and hold Pupil Personnel Services Credentials specializing in Child Welfare and Attendance.
Serve as liaisons between the school and the home, working on behalf of students whose home or community life presents barriers which impede educational success.
Work directly with students who have attendance, adjustment and social/emotional issues by providing in-home and/or school-based counseling services and ongoing case management. PSA counselors are experts in interpreting laws and bulletins related to education, enrollment, attendance policies, and pupil records.
Develop and implement trainings to ensure that schools are in compliance with all legal and District mandates related to attendance and Child Welfare.
Collaborate at the community level with the City Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Law enforcement, and Department of Children and Family Services.