The Learning Community ( learn more )

Central Falls, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4065770
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Learning Community, a vibrant public charter school, seeks an energetic full-time School Nurse Teacher to join a dynamic, strength-based team that is child- and family-centered. The Nurse is a key member of The Learning Community team and works closely with the school’s social/emotional support team in supporting children, families and classrooms and reports to the Director of Social and Emotional Learning.

The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 charter school with 85% of students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch/the proxy for poverty rate, 47% English Language Learners and high student achievement, is a warm and welcoming school that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students, and families. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. BIPOC candidates and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We strive to have a team that reflects the racial diversity of our students and families. It is important to us that our students can see themselves in the adults that surround them each day. The Learning Community is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Specific areas of responsibility include:
•Coordinate and manage vaccination clinics
•Provide training on various health related subjects or policies (e.g., CPR/First Aid, crisis and triage preparedness, health education, etc.) as a resource to students, families, and school personnel
•Implement health care plans for special education students, children with chronic health problems and/or 504 accommodation requirements
•Administer first aid, medication, specialized medical treatment
•Coordinate and manage health screenings
•Teach health content to students in grades K-8
•Refer students who require further medical attention to needed treatment
•Assess and respond to situations involving students’ safety
•Maintain all health records and reporting procedures to external agencies to ensure compliance with established regulations
•Work as part of a school-wide team to encourage healthy living
•Act as a proactive liaison between children, families, and health care resources to access and coordinate care

•Current Rhode Island RN license
•RI School Nurse Teacher certification
•Demonstrated experience working in low-income communities
•Passion for the mission of The Learning Community and enthusiasm for working as a member of a dynamic team
•Excellent communication skills
•Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team
•Bilingual, English, and Spanish, strongly preferred.


Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an upbeat, proactive, and supportive atmosphere. Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community.

Excellent Compensation: We offer one of the most competitive teacher step scales in Rhode Island and health insurance benefits for full-time team members.

Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We believe that education is a fundamental right and existing inequities should not be a barrier to success.

Support Services: An extensive system supports student social, emotional, behavioral, and physical health needs. We follow through on the promise that no single student will keep themselves or others from learning. Every classroom teacher is supported by a team of professionals.

Professional Development: Teachers receive job embedded professional development and a variety of innovative options for growth, learning and sharing what they know. These include a two-week summer institute, professional development days throughout the school year, working with external consultants and attending professional development workshops.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Learning Community is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Melissa Lanni
    • 21 Lincoln Avenue, Central Falls, RI, USA 21 Linco
    • Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863

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