Immediate Opening -- .6 FTE (3 days/week) School Nurse at W.E. Norris in Southampton, MA.
School has 2 full time nurses (1 - fulltime; 1 - 2 days per week; 1 - 3 days per week) with approximately 520 students in grades pre-school to 6.
Massachusetts Department of Education Certification as School Nurse.Knowledge of current school and public health issues.Prior experience as a nurse working with children or youth.Other attributes as may be deemed appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: School Principal
JOB GOAL: To provide the fullest possible educational opportunity for students by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in the school.
Assist school administrators, teachers and the Health Education Coordinator with the development of a comprehensive school health program.Conduct health related staff development activities and support teachers in implementing the health education curriculum in classrooms.Conduct school immunization programs, physical examinations, vision and hearing and other screenings as may be necessary under circumstances of need, by law, or in accordance with directives.Assess health needs of students, initiates and recommends referrals. Develops and implements individual health care plans and 504 plans for students on a case-by-case basisImplements district concussion policy and follows state concussion regulationsUtilizes SNAP for secure data collection and reportingObserve students on a regular basis to detect and investigate potential health needs.Instruct teachers on ways to screen students for health defects.Maintain secure and up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.Use discretion and confidentiality in reporting to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics or other agencies about the health information of individual students.Assist the Principal in preparing health-related reports to state agencies.Monitor and follow up on health-related reasons for student absence and with attempts to minimize absence.Visit student homes if invited, and confer with parents as may be necessary.Assume authority for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an injury or emergency illness.Administer first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures.Implement state law and School Committee Policy on matters regarding exclusion and readmission of students relative to infectious and contagious diseases.Assist with special education or kindergarten screening programs in relation to health matters.Participate as a team member in the reporting and investigation of suspected child abuse or neglect.Advise support staff and teachers on ways to maintain sanitary conditions and precautions against the spread of disease among the school population.Prepares written reports for school administration and MDPH. Maintains secure daily logs, accident reports, and up-to-date individual student health records.Maintain a timely and accessible emergency plan to be communicated to all personnel.Maintains health office equipment and assesses need for consumable suppliesEstablish tasks and advise aides or others who provide temporary coverage for the health office.
EMPLOYMENT: School-year position.
SALARY: Annual salary, as determined by School Committee policy.
EVALUATION: Annual performance review by school Principal.
Job Category: Student Services > School Nurse Location Description
William E. Norris Elementary School, in Southampton, MA, serves children from pre-K to grade 6. Current enrollment is approximately 560 students with a staff of about 90 professional and support personnel. The school, together with Westhampton and Williamsburg, is one of three members of School Supervisory Union 66. Following completion of 6th grade, students attend Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton.
Hampshire Regional High School is a six-year comprehensive regional school (Grades 7 - 12) serving the towns of Chesterfield, Goshen, Southampton, Westhampton, and Williamsburg. The Hampshire Regional District was formed by the initial member towns in 1962. The original high school building was completed in 1971 with a recent addition that significantly expanded and updated school facilities. Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges its enrollment in 2012 - 2013 (Grades 9 - 12) was 521 with a senior class (Class of 2013) of 118.
Hampshire Regional High School was recently named to the national AP Honor Roll by the College Board for expanding access to Advanced Placement courses. We are the only school in Hampshire County named to this year's national AP District Honor Roll. The goal to meet the needs of all students is demonstrated by the presence of a cooperative program between the prestigious Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton and HRHS which integrates students with moderate to severe hearing loss into all aspects of school life and learning.
The philosophy of the William E. Norris School is based on the underlying belief that all children can succeed in school when they are presented with high expectations and treated with respect and dignity. We believe that all children are unique and have special strengths and special needs. Our role is to help the children reach the highest level of development in all areas: intellectual, physical, social and emotional, in a safe, non-competitive and developmentally appropriate environment. Our hope is that all of our children become enthusiastic life-long learners.
W. E. Norris School is the community anchor of Southampton. The school staff is committed to the school and its numerous traditions including the back-to-school ice cream social, Veteran's Day celebration, preschool pie sharing, a vibrant winter concert, and a ceremonious recognition of 6th grade transitions. The school possesses significant technological resources and work on curriculum, instruction and assessment through professional development and Professional Learning Communities connect staff into a strong educational family.
Southampton is located in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts, 100 miles west of Boston and 27 miles northwest of Springfield. It is a small middle income community located in Hampshire County, home of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts.
Specific information can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Education website www.doe.mass.edu or at www.wmnorris.com. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
Hampshire Regional School District 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. Application Questions
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- Denise Cashin, Admin Assistant
- 19 Stage Road
- Westhampton, Massachusetts 01027