The Remote School Attendance Strategy model is built on community-led change through the employment of around 440 School Attendance Supervisors (SASs) and School Attendance Officers (SAOs) and around 70 Indigenous co-ordinators, mentors or specialist positions (around half of RSAS senior positions are filled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and this number is increasing).
The RSAS school attendance teams will be supported by the Australian Government staff and programs working at the local level to develop place-based approaches to locally identified problems.
School Attendance Staff
The purpose of the role is to support families, parents, carers and children so that school aged children attend school regularly and on time.
The key task of the role will include:
(2) Visit the homes of children not attending school and places where children ‘hang out’
(3) Talk to parents and carers about the help that is needed to get children to school
(4) Walk or drive children to school if this help is requested by a parent or carer
(5) Help children who need help to get breakfast, school lunch, school uniform, homework or afterschool care help
(6) Help with promoting and informing people in the community about the importance of regular school attendance