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At RCA, we are seeking the following position

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Renaissance Collegiate Academy is committed to:

● Provide children, especially low-income students and students of color who have been historically underserved in American public schools, with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree and pursue a career.

● The transformation of students into scholars, we intend to produce critical thinkers, innovators, life-long learners and thought leaders of the next generation for whom college is a next step

The Dean of Academics at Renaissance Collegiate Academy will report to the Executive Director and serves as a key instructional leader at the school to ensure that all scholars achieve at high levels and develop as service-minded leaders. The Dean of Academics’ primary responsibility is to ensure that every classroom at Renaissance Collegiate Academy cultivates excellent instructional practices so that every scholar achieves mastery toward school-wide standards. The Dean of Academics will serve as a member of the Renaissance Collegiate Academy Leadership Team and will also manage a group of teachers for instructional coaching.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Teacher Leadership

● Model effective teaching practice for colleagues and managed teachers.

● Manage and coach a group of Lead Teachers and Teaching Assistants toward high performance and excellent classroom instructional practices.

● Conduct weekly observations and regular one on one meetings with teachers, spending frequent time in classrooms observing and coaching teachers.

School wide Instructional Leadership

● Serve as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, attending all weekly meetings.

● Collaborate with members of the Instructional Leadership Team to analyze and act on school wide academic data and ensure effective schoolwide instructional practice.

● Set performance goals for each grade band and subject area and own the action plan for ensuring performance goals are met.

● Work with the Instructional Leadership Team to plan and facilitate high quality training for Renaissance Collegiate Academy faculty.

● Work with the Dean of Students to plan and lead school-wide culture routines and events and ensure that RCA scholars are developing a culture of safety and respect.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

● Passionate commitment to RCA’s mission and vision.

● Unquestioned personal integrity and a strong moral and ethical character.

●A creative problem-solver and strategic thinker with impeccable judgment.

● A goal-setter with boundless energy who goes “above and beyond” what is expected.

● Approachable, accessible and highly visible.

● Enjoy and encourage a spirit of collaboration and team-work.

● Able to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

● Able to sustain a calm, reasonable approach and to communicate capably in stressful or problematic situations while remaining a good listener

● A believer in high standards, accountability for all, and continuous improvement

WORK EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● At least two years of teaching experience preferred.

● Must hold a current SC administrator’s license.

● Proven experience with mentoring and coaching teachers.

● Belief that all children can learn at high academic levels.

● Highly proficient in MS Office.

● Proven track record of implementing an effective teacher induction program.

● Strong knowledge of SC College and Career Ready standards

Dean of Students
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Dean of Students at Renaissance Collegiate Academy will be a passionate educator and relentless achiever who has proven to be a self-starter and operates with both a sense of urgency and responsibility. The Dean of Students will be responsible for ensuring that Renaissance Collegiate Academy establishes and maintains a positive culture of behavior and learning, supporting teachers in behavior management and student discipline. The Dean of Students will work with the Executive Director to establish a professional rapport with students, staff, and families and will meet with parents regularly regarding student discipline and behavior issues. He/she will maintain a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for their behavior and will be charged with creating high morale among staff and students. Potential candidates for the Dean of Students position must demonstrate an ability to interact positively and collaboratively with families and must have a warm but firm and direct disposition with students, as well as an agreement with Renaissance Collegiate Academy’s student management philosophy.

School Culture and Discipline

● Provide leadership to all staff and students in establishing a joyful, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture.

● Establish supportive relationships between the home and school, including the facilitation of home visits so that families become acquainted with staff prior to day one.

● Create and sustain programs for students that teach RCA’s vision, mission, culture and school expectations.

● Establish and implement social skills, discipline and school culture initiatives.

● Ensure that all students and families know and abide by the school rules and norms and have productive ways to message grievances around school policies and procedures.

● Administer appropriate discipline to all students as outlined by RCA Handbook.

● Keep accurate student discipline records including the documentation of all parent/guardian conferences, suspensions and phone calls for behavior.

● Support teachers in ensuring that they set high expectations and manage their classes in accordance with RCA expectations.

● Coach teachers to implement behavior management plans and improve instructional practice especially as it relates to issues of discipline and school culture.

● Be highly present and visible during school hours relentlessly ensuring a positive school environment.

● Model the school’s core values and set the standard for professional behavior.

● Collaborate with other members of the school’s leadership team to create and sustain programs for students and families that recognize and celebrate achievement and continuous progress.

● Create the internal systems necessary to monitor and support student character development.

● Coordinate and conduct appropriate parent/teacher conferences related to attendance, discipline, and school involvement.

● Communicate daily with students, parents, and teachers regarding attendance and discipline matters.

● Research, develop and implement programs to improve student attendance and discipline.

● Identify, plan, and implement strategies to address barriers to learning including attendance concerns, behavior issues and social adjustment.

● Coordinate and supervise detention hall, in-school suspension, and extended school programs.

School Community

● Fully embrace RCA’s mission, vision, and values and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents, and members of the outside community.

● Actively encourage parents to participate in school activities such as parent meetings, field trips, and as classroom helpers.

● Model and support RCA’s approach to rigorous academic instruction combined with instilling and reinforcing behaviors that lead to academic and life success.

● Maintain positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families, and colleagues.

● Communicate regularly with families and develop a supportive home-school relationship.

● Participate in working groups of staff and teachers to plan, problem solve, and support one another on an ongoing basis.

Attendance

● Monitor the accurate compilation of daily attendance reports and records.

● Monitor daily student attendance and administer RCA attendance policies.

● Plan, design, and conduct follow-through strategies to implement the school attendance program.

● Coordinate school attendance learning support and interventions which assist students’ daily attendance in order to improve their academic achievement.

● Assist the Executive Director in the preparation of county, state, and federal reports related to attendance and discipline.

● Perform other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

● Passionate commitment to RCA’s mission and vision.

● Unquestioned personal integrity and a strong moral and ethical character.

● A creative problem-solver and strategic thinker with impeccable judgment.

● A goal-setter with boundless energy who goes “above and beyond” what is expected.

● Approachable, accessible and highly visible.

● Enjoy and encourage a spirit of collaboration and team-work.

● Able to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

● Able to sustain a calm, reasonable approach and to communicate capably in stressful or problematic situations while remaining a good listener.

● A believer in high standards, accountability for all, and continuous improvement

WORK EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● At least 5 years of successful teaching, administrative or supervisory experience with exceptional results.

● Experience in assessment and achievement data analysis.

● An unwavering belief in the school’s vision.

● Must hold a current SC administrator’s license.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Renaissance Collegiate Academy is currently seeking candidates to oversee operational performance of the school in the areas of finance, general school operations not directly related to teaching and learning but yet still aids and assists in the fulfillment of the school’s mission and vision of providing a high quality educational experience for all students. This candidate will oversee and manage student records, facilities, the school’s finances, technology, school materials procurement, and general school operations. The Director of Operations will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to plan and implement the annual budget, and to formulate the annual budget.

Responsibilities of the Director of School Operations will include but are not limited to:

Finance

● Working collaboratively to develop and manage the school’s annual operating budget.

● Maintains all the bookkeeping records to ensure that revenues and expenditures are in alignment with school budget projections.

● Reports to the Executive Director the state of the school’s operating budget from month to month.

● Works with the Executive Director to audit the curriculum and instruction expenditures to ensure that there is a balance between fiscal responsibility and maintenance of high academic standards in curriculum and instructional materials provided.

● Oversight of vendor purchase protocols and policies.

● Serves as the primary liaison and manages external vendors related to the school’s financial operations (payroll, banking, accounting).

School Operations

● Perform an annual and periodic facilities inventory to account for furniture, teaching equipment, instructional supplies and general wear and tear of the building.

● Serves as the manager over the school’s student information system and works in coordination with school staff to ensure accurate data and entry and record keeping on a daily basis.

● Oversees and manages the school’s IT system and IT vendors.

● Finalize all contractual arrangements and obligations needed to facilitate school meals service for the year, and student transportation for the year.

● Serve as the Human Resource personnel lead for the school that completes staff hiring documentation and correspondence.

● Acts as the primary operations and finance liaison between the school and the SCPCSD office.

● Supervision of contracted custodial services.

School Administration

● Serves on the School Leadership Team.

● Assists the Executive Director in the compilation and presentation of the annual budget report to the Board of Directors.

● Serve as the Special Events coordinator with regard to facilities preparation and clean up for in school community outreach events.

● Maintains the inventory of assessment materials, to ensure that consumables are replenished, and non-consumables are stored securely.

● Works with Office Managers to ensure that all correspondence that has to go to families is mailed or distributed in a timely manner.

● Supervises the distribution of payroll, and all related tax documentation to the staff.

Management and Leadership

● Directly supervises the Office Managers.

● Serves on the School Leadership Team.

● Additional operational responsibilities as needed by Executive Director.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

● Self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive and one who thrives in a fast-paced startup environment.

● Values hard work and completing tasks with excellence and professionalism.

● At least 3 years of project management experience that include finance, budgeting and personnel management.

● Knowledge of and commitment to the Renaissance Collegiate Academy mission and vision.

● Experience with facilities management from materials and technology procurement, to maintaining an inventory of office supplies, to management of custodial and maintenance crews.

● Experience with human resource management and payroll functions.

● Having a growth mindset and able to strategically problem solve when given a tight timeline.

● Ability to work with minimum oversight.

● Experience with working in an educational or service-oriented setting.

● Analytical and systems thinker

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field

● MBA preferred

● Familiarity with or willingness to learn school-based student information systems

● Experience with budgets, financial planning and financial oversight

● Previous charter school startup experience preferred

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Renaissance Collegiate Academy is seeking candidates with Administrative Assistance experience and proven record of running the day-to day administrative task in a K-12 public school or service-oriented business. The Office Manager will serve as the frontline, customer service representative of the school. They will be the first point of contact to greet parents, families and visitors to the school. Excellent customer service skills is a necessity for this candidate.

School Operations

● Serves as Front Desk receptionist and manages daily phone calls and correspondence.

● Receives all mail and packages delivered to the school.

● Works cooperatively with the Director of Operations to complete all written correspondence he/she needs.

● Serves as the point of contact for all deliveries and purchase order requisitions.

● Monitors late student attendance, or early dismissals.

● Assists Director of Operations in doing material inventory.

● Supervises the copy machine, to ensure that it is adequately stocked with paper and ink supplies.

● Perform related duties as assigned by Director of Operations and Executive Director.

School Administration

● Maintain student daily attendance records and school calendar.

● Enter student enrollment and/or attendance into student information system and assist Director of Operations in the monitoring of this information.

● Managing correspondence to parents to report and verify excused and unexcused absences.

● Provide exceptional support/customer service to parents, visitors, teachers and leadership.

● Ensure that all mail and necessary correspondence is placed in teachers’ mailboxes.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● Knowledge of and commitment to the educational mission and vision of RCA

● Possession of, at minimum, an Associate degree, with experience in Office Management but a BA or BS degree is preferred.

● Minimum three years of experience in similar role (School experience is preferred.).

● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and organizational skills required.

● Proven record of punctuality.

● Team player, critical thinker and problem solver.>

REPORTS TO: Special Education Coordinator, School Principals, and Executive Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Renaissance Collegiate Academy candidate for Special Education Teacher will work with students of varying degrees of disabilities, initially with early elementary students (K-1), and then as the school grows, grades K-8. The candidate must be able to effectively manage all aspects of case management for the students with disabilities and adhere to all district, state, and federal requirements in serving students with disabilities. Additionally, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for effectively differentiating curriculum to support the needs of regular education staff, students, administration and parents. Committed to the process of collaboration, the Special Education Teacher will work with these groups to ensure that accommodations are appropriately implemented in classroom settings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Understand and support the RTI process, including conferencing, observing and assessing children who have long- or short-term learning difficulties, working with other instructional staff to identify individual students’ special needs, and developing appropriate interventions.

● Coordinates and prepares IEP team meetings, write and manage Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), including assessment, observations, progress monitoring, developing accommodations, and ongoing communication with parents and staff.

● Perform push-in and pull-out with either individual students or small groups during the instructional day.

● Assist the regular education staff on differentiation strategies and curriculum modification steps that can be taken to ensure that all students can access the curriculum.

● Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to plan lessons, activities and assessments with the accommodations that take the needs of students with learning disabilities into consideration.

● The ability to employ a variety of appropriate teaching strategies to instruct one-on-one or in small groups, and to support both teachers and students in the general education setting is critical.

● Collaborates with non-academic assistive services personnel that the school contracts with for services such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, interventionists, para-professionals, and psychologists/social workers to ensure that students receive all services granted in their IEP.

● Maintain trusting and open communication between parents of students with special needs and the school, under the supervision of the Special Education Coordinator.

● Other duties as assigned by Special Education Coordinator.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● College degree required.

● Current SC Teacher License and Special Education Certification required.

● Strong organizational and coordination skills.

● Ability to assess grade level needs in light of an IEP, and plan and organize accordingly.

● Excellent interpersonal skills, conflict management skills, problem solving skills and demonstrated leadership abilities.

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

● Proven record of academic success in working with special needs populations of students.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Overseeing / managing caseload of special education students and the implementation of their IEPs/504 plans in inclusive, self-contained, and pull-out settings.

● Ensuring appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEPs/504 plans.

● Ensuring compliance by the school with all local and federal laws and regulation relating to students with IEPs/504 plans and students referred to special education.

● Ensuring that services provided by contractual personnel are of high quality, provided in the LRE, and are aligned with students’ IEPs/504 plans.

● Effectively communicating to parents and guardians the special education process including process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEPs/504 plans, and re-evaluations as well as parental rights granted by IDEA.

● Facilitating IEP meetings using a strength based and family-centered approach.

● Coordinating with student’s special education team to ensure all documents are completed in a timely manner (according to state, local, and school policies and procedures) prior to CST meeting. Connect with special education team to ensure all team members (including parents) are prepared for the content of the meeting.

● Coordinating with special education team to complete quarterly IEP progress reports and provide quarterly IEP progress reports to parents/guardians.

● Maintaining student files (paper and electronic) according to school and OSSE standards.

● Providing training and technical assistance to case managers, teachers, related service providers and support service professionals on all aspects of cases management: use of computer systems for the special education process, writing of goal writing, progress reports, annual reviews and parent communication.

● Ensuring IEPs are developmentally appropriate, curriculum/standards -based, strength based, and relevant to individual students.

● Working to maintain school and LEA tracking and data system that includes: student information related to IEPs, services, service hours, evaluations, CST referrals, timelines in which evaluations were completed and discipline incidents documented.

● Supporting the planning of special education initiative and the implementation of initiatives. Integrates new developments, research findings and best practices into ongoing programs and new initiatives.

● Overseeing special education inventory of equipment and materials.

● Identifying and developing appropriate curriculum and school-based assessments to support the academic growth of students with IEPs/504 plans.

● Gathering and reporting data for all reporting requirements concerning students with IEPs/504 plans and other required reports (to the State, Department of Education, census, grant applications, annual report, etc.).

● Maintaining a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues such as changes in federal and local special education policy.

● Advocating for special education with school leadership.

● Establishing and maintaining communication with parents of students in the program.

● Facilitating workshops and meetings for parents, as well as identifying resources for parents of students with special needs.

● Engaging parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.

● As appropriate, connecting with students outside providers, pediatricians, and therapists to support student’s needs in classroom.

● Maintaining confidentiality of student records and student information

● Other duties as assigned.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● Be “highly qualified” and have a Masters’ degree in Special Education and certification in Special Education; or a Bachelors’ degree and certification in Special Education.

● Have 1 to 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting as a special education teacher. 2 or more years of teaching experience is preferred.

● Demonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.

● Extensive background knowledge of IEPs.

● Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families.

● Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.

● Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

● Have a track record of being a team player as well as community minded.

● Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

● Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Dean of Academics

Renaissance Collegiate Academy is committed to:

● Provide children, especially low-income students and students of color who have been historically underserved in American public schools, with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree and pursue a career.

● The transformation of students into scholars, we intend to produce critical thinkers, innovators, life-long learners and thought leaders of the next generation for whom college is a next step

Teachers of Renaissance Collegiate Academy will work with students of varying socioeconomic levels and with equally diverse academic levels. These candidates will work in a high rigor environment and be expected to maintain high expectations of all students. They must also be prepared to work collaboratively with a teaching assistant to perform the daily duties of instruction and supervision of a class of approximately 20 students. To facilitate the Renaissance Collegiate Academy inclusion model for education of students with diverse needs the teacher candidate will work closely with the Special Education Teacher to create differentiated lessons, activities and to assists in the direct instruction of students with special needs. Teachers at Renaissance Collegiate Academy are the first line of communication between the school and parents. Candidates should believe in striving for academic excellence, and that all students have the capacity to learn and achieve at their highest potential academically.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Provide students with rigorous academic instruction that is aligned to SC College and Career Ready standards.

● Continually work to develop strong a strong knowledge of state standards and the school’s curriculum.

● Prepares differentiated lesson plans that effectively serve all scholars.

● Provides direct data-driven instruction across the core content that involves mini-lessons, and the effective rotation from teacher led activities, to student-centered interactions, cooperative learning opportunities, and individual student work.

● Develops and implements a variety of daily formative assessments (e.g. Quizzes, Exams, Essays, Exit Tickets, etc.) to measure student growth toward mastery of standards.

● Leads the instruction of students in character development during daily morning meetings.

● Supervise and provides direction to classroom-based teaching assistants in support of scholar learning and support.

● Works with grade level colleagues to develop uniform unit plans and ensure that assigned curricula aligns with SC College and Career Ready standards.

● Meets continuously with school instructional leaders to receive coaching, conferencing, and professional development to improve instructional practice.

● Supervise and monitor students during non-academic activities such as recess.

● Maintains daily written communication with parents and guardians concerning student academic progress and behavior.

● Maintains student records including grading data, attendance, and parent contact logs.

● Plan and execute the integration of educational field trips.

● Chaperone integrated educational field trips.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

● Passionate commitment to RCA’s mission and vision

● Values hard work – willing to go the extra mile

● Growth mindset – open and receptive to continuous instructional and professional coaching

● A believer in the fact that all children can learn.

● Team player

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree

● South Carolina State Teachers Certification (Initial required, Permanent preferred)

● K-8 teaching experience

● Demonstrated record of student academic growth among traditionally underserved student populations.

● Excellent track record of communication with parents.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Principals and Lead Teachers

Renaissance Collegiate Academy is committed to:

● Provide children, especially low-income students and students of color who have been historically underserved in American public schools, with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree and pursue a career.

● The transformation of students into scholars, we intend to produce critical thinkers, innovators, life-long learners and thought leaders of the next generation for whom college is a next step.

A Teaching Assistant of Renaissance Collegiate Academy will work with students of varying socioeconomic levels and with equally diverse academic levels. A Renaissance teaching assistant will work in a high rigor instructional environment and be expected to demonstrate the belief that all students have the capacity to learn and achieve at their highest potential academically. The teaching assistant will be based in the classroom and may work with individual or small groups of students in collaboration with lead teachers. Teaching candidates must be willing to grow professionally as instructional leaders and will be provided opportunities to become lead teachers based on a proven record of instructional excellence aligned with the school’s core mission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Assists in providing students with rigorous academic instruction that is aligned to SC College and Career Ready standards.

● Supports lead teachers in preparation of differentiated lesson plans that effectively serve all scholars.

● Assists in the provision of direct instruction across the core content by facilitating one-to-one instruction, or small group guided instruction of students.

● Assists in the preparation of the learning environment, and general classroom housekeeping.

● Supervises students in non-academic activities during the school day.

● Assists teachers with taking attendance and recording student grades.

● Attend professional development sessions and participates in grade level planning team meetings.

● Monitors student homework folders to ensure that all communication between home and school is maintained.

● Conferences and communicates daily with the lead teachers to ensure that any assistance needed throughout the instructional day is facilitated.

● Chaperones integrated educational field trips.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

● Associate degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

● K-8 teaching assistant experience preferred

● Experience in working with children of diverse backgrounds.

● Excellent oral and written communication.

POSITION TITLE:   School Nurse (RN required)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of South Carolina and holds an unrestricted license 2. Certified in CPR or BLS (or obtain in the first 6 months)

DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. Registered Nurse 2. Minimum of one (1) year experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health nursing or pediatric nursing preferred

BASIC FUNCTIONS: To be able to

  • Provide health services to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning in the individual students.
  • Promote an optimal level of wellness of students and staff by providing preventive health services to facilitate the students and staff’s optimal physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development.
  • Identify problems and disabilities and provide such services as case finding, health education, referring, and care in order to help prevent serious health problems and manage current chronic conditions.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

As a school nurse, you will be expected to fulfill the responsibilities of the building’s school nurse as assigned. The usual responsibilities are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list and other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

  1. Promotes and protects the optimal health status of school-age children
  2. Provides health assessments
  3. Obtains a health history
  4. Screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, growth, etc.
  5. Observes the child for development and health patterns in making nursing assessment.
  6. Identifies abnormal health findings.
  7. Develops and implements a student health plan
  8. Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel.
  9. Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow through.
  10. Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel or health agencies.
  11. Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students.
  12. Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
  13. Plans and implements school health management protocols
  14. Participates in home visits when indicated to assess the family needs as related to the child’s health. 15. Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/illnesses
  15. Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases.
  16. Provides health education and anticipatory guidance (E)
  17. Provides direct health education, and health counseling to assist students and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health.
  18. Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health.
  19. Serves as a resource person to the school staff members in health instruction.
  20. Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between the home, school and community.
  21. Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers.
  22. Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.
  23. Provides consultation in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school district. 25. Where applicable, participates in the IEP plan development.
  24. Assist with the Medicaid claiming process and do claiming on qualified students

 

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  1. Principles and practices underlying professional nursing.
  2. Principles and practices underlying the special field of school health.
  3. Current trends in nursing and of literature in the fields of school health.
  4. Organization and administration of other cooperating agencies.
  5. State and local laws relating to health and social issues.

 

Ability to:

  1. Participate cooperatively in a program of school health nursing.
  2. Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  3. Communicate appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively with students, parents, administrators, other school personnel, health care providers, and community agencies.
  4. Demonstrate a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.
  5. Organize a health office and manage time.
  6. Be a self-starter or self-motivated.
  7. Use a computer and various software applications.

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