Rock Point School, a small independent boarding and day high school, is looking for a school nurse to join our team! Though our school nurse is a part-time employee, they are an essential part of our staff and we rely on their medical expertise. We are looking for someone who has energy, patience, a sense of humor, and the desire to help guide young people through the challenges of transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.
This is a part-time position; 24 hrs/week. Training hours begin in August, and the job officially begins on August 24, 2022. Position runs on the school calendar, finishing each year in mid-June.
* Counsel and educate students about health issues
* Educate and communicate with staff about student health concerns
* Communicate with parents and other health providers as needed
* Manage medications for students
* Treat students and staff for minor illnesses and injuries
* Supervise and/or direct the administration of students’ specialized health needs
* Be a point person in the morning to check in with students who are not in class
* Maintain up-to-date health and immunization records for all students
* Stay up-to-date on COVID best practices for schools and advise the administration on COVID protocol.
The ideal candidate:
* Holds an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited program in nursing
* Holds a valid license as a Professional Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Vermont
* Has experience working with adolescents and understanding of adolescent development
* Has knowledge of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression
* Must be able to work independently as there is no onsite clinical supervision
* Is a creative problem solver
* Has patience and humor
* 5 weeks of vacation aligned with school vacations
* Workers compensation
* Prorated (60%) health plan
* Long-term Disability and 10% equivalent of salary school contribution to retirement starts the second year
* Salary of $26,000 (9 months, 24 hours/week)
* Family-friendly work environment, meals when working, a balanced combination of independence and support, and an encouraging work environment.
Rock Point School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Examples of our recent actions in diversity, equity, and belonging include our staff and students participating in the “Point Made Learning” program called “Look Deeper: Race.” Because of our connection to the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, we also have been involved with the work Bishop Shannon MacVean Brown has done, grappling with the racist history of the Episcopal Church. Our Head of School is currently the head of the Antiracism Action Committee within the diocese. Due to this work, students and staff resolved to remove a large portrait of Bishop Hopkins from the school due to what we learned about his racist beliefs and hung a Black Lives Matter Flag in front of the school. In our school curriculum, teachers have worked to center the voices of people who are outside the dominant culture. For example in our U.S. history class, An Indigenous People's History of the United States is a central text, and this year students are reading and discussing pieces from 400 Hundred Souls, A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. We also have an active GSA club that participates in statewide events with Outright Vermont. This fall Pamela Schuller, an alumna of Rock Point and a disability activist and comedian, came to perform and give workshops to the community on inclusion. Our administrators recently attended a workshop by the Association of Independent Schools in New England on building inclusive hiring practices for the school and we continue to seek out ways to make our school more inclusive. Our efforts to incorporate anti-racism and anti-bias teachings into our curriculum and community are ongoing and crucial to the future of our school.