FOUNDING SCHOOL NURSE

Libertas Academy Charter School ( learn more )

Springfield , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2802997
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 1, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Libertas Academy Mission
Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all sixth through twelfth grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities.
Organizational Overview
Libertas Academy Charter School is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement.
Qualities Sought
All staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, and Tenacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled.
Duties and Responsibilities
Libertas Academy is seeking a School Nurse who is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the school’s health program. General responsibilities include program management, nursing services, collaboration, health education, and professional practice. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Establish and manage a comprehensive school health program consistent with the Massachusetts guidelines, regulations, and statutes governing nursing and school health, and Libertas Academy’s policies;
• Implement a professional healthcare infrastructure that incorporates strong information/data/surveillance management and sharing systems with parent/guardians, students, Libertas staff, and local healthcare professionals (if applicable), to allow for the highest quality of care for all students as it relates to routine and emergency care, or otherwise noted;
• Oversee development of – and teach classes related to the - education health program at Libertas Academy that holistically address students’ physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral needs to promote optimal levels of wellness;
• Collaborate with parent/guardians, students, Libertas staff, and local healthcare professionals (if applicable), to develop and implement an individualized health care plan for specific students, when necessary;
• Partner with community leaders to try and establish routine assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluative programs and services to students within the school environment (e.g. routine vision and hearing exams);
• Be prepared to provide support and referral resources to children and families experiencing acute crisis or emotional upheaval;

• Train Libertas staff to be prepared to address and react to emergencies most common within the Libertas Academy academic environment;
• Prepare Libertas staff to commit to modeling healthy habits and behaviors within the school environment;
• Commit to ongoing professional development via readings, online resources, local, in-person trainings (if applicable), to be on par with growing industry norms and best practices in order to expand knowledge and skills applied within the Libertas Academy academic environment;
• Provide morning and after-school coverage as specified by the team; and
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Education: Must hold a BSN or RN with a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
• Preferred skills and work experience:
o Minimum of 2 years of experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health nursing, or pediatric nursing;
o An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas and programs for the health benefit of the full student body;
o A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
o An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Libertas Academy Charter School, including our values and educational model;
o The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, growing, and entrepreneurial environment;
o Demonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to goal achievement;
o Demonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others to achieve results and is able to hold others accountable for these results;
o Proactively approaches others with a view to engaging in dialogue and building strong working relationships;
o Demonstrates good judgment, approachable and professional, solid problem solving skills, self-motivated, well organized;
o Prior experience working in educational environments preferred, but not required; and
o An ability to speak Spanish preferred, but not required;

Salary & Benefits
Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.
Apply Now
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to kfrett@libertasacademy.org.
Commitment to Diversity
As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Modesto Montero , Head of School
    • 1 Federal St
    • Building 101
    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

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