Thank you for your interest in joining Friends Academy.
At Friends, our faculty and staff play a critical role in providing students with a rigorous curriculum, caring community, and an overall atmosphere conducive to helping each child reach their highest potential.
We have an outstanding faculty and staff and seek qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to fulfilling the school’s mission.
Friends Academy offers generous compensation packages and a wide-ranging professional development program. Of equal importance, this is a place where our leadership, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni respect and appreciate each individual member of our community.
Lower School Science Teacher (Grades K-5)
Friends Academy seeks a passionate, positive, and innovative Lower School science teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
Responsibilities and qualifications include but are not limited to:
- Encourage creativity, sense of wonder, and scientific thinking through exploration
- Promote global citizenship and environmental responsibility
- Commitment to the out-of-doors and to taking advantage of Friends Academy’s 64-acre campus, nature trails, garden, and outdoor learning spaces
- Relentlessly sunny outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
- Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
- Understanding of and commitment to Learning Portfolios and Project Based Learning
- Dedication to social-emotional learning and Responsive Classroom practices
- Enthusiasm for collaborating with classroom teachers and specialists to create an integrated academic program for our students
- Design, implement, and instruct Lower School science in Grades K-5
- Commitment to ongoing professional growth
- Attend faculty meetings and positively contribute to discussion and dialogue
- Desire to be involved with preparing for and attending Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences
- Write individual comments for each marking period
- Participate in Outside the Classroom trips and overnights
- Willingness to be involved in our external programs
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Teaching experience required
- Commitment to teaching and learning in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Jamie Ross-Cory.
2018-2019 School Year
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
The School Nurse is responsible for all issues relating to the health and welfare of the school community. Serves as a liaison to faculty, staff, physicians, and parents on health and wellness issues and provides education and training
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Monitors, evaluates and treats physical/medical conditions of students; confers with physicians as needed for proper treatment of injuries/illnesses; refers all severe health problems to parents for further diagnosis and remedy; refers continuing health problems to outside community sources.
- Reviews student medical files to assess immunization status; maintains accurate and current immunization documentation in compliance with state law, submits required reports to MADOPH.
- Develops and implements Individual HealthCare Plans (IHPs) and Emergency Health Care Plans (EHPs) for children with special health needs.
- Instructs students in proper health practices including nutrition, exercise and general health.
- Communicates with parents concerning the health of their child(ren); provides instruction for proper medical care. Assists in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Administers prescription and other medications administered to students, maintains proper, legal documentation. Monitors medications given by Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs). Trains UAPs to administer medications in the absence of the nurse and maintains a training file.
- Conducts staff training to promote awareness of illness and disease symptoms; conducts annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training.
- Reviews and maintains OSHA standards for health care and maintenance of emergency kits, and CPR responder kits.
- Attends special education meetings as requested by school administration.
- Treats medical/health conditions of staff as needed on an emergency basis.
- Complies with Massachusetts Department of Public Health policies.
- Uses various tools and equipment, such as AED, audiometer, stethoscope, , thermometer, scoliometer, , first aid supplies, CPR shield, protective clothing, etc.
- Interacts with school staff and administration, students, parents, physicians, healthcare professionals, caseworkers, psychologists, etc.
- Prepares a wide variety of paper and electronic records and reports such as health questionnaires, daily log of health room visits and treatment given, medicine administration records,, accident reports, immunization records, and medical alert forms.
- Maintains confidentiality of personally identifiable data on students and staff.
- Willingly perform other duties as assigned or requested.
- Registered Nurse with current MA License
- CPR/First Aid
- School Nurse experience preferred
Forward resume and cover letter to Katherine Furtado.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school. Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Friends Academy Statement of Mission and Philosophy:
The mission of Friends Academy is to provide each student with an educational foundation that will instill the academic knowledge, skills, and understanding; responsible citizenship; respect for diversity and differences; and sense of well being needed for a lifetime of learning and personal growth.
This mission is based on the beliefs that:
- academic knowledge, skills, and understanding include the areas of English, mathematics, natural and social sciences, world languages, and the arts and the skills of reading, reasoning, computing, investigating, writing, speaking, problem-solving, and creating;
- responsible citizenship includes honesty, commitment, and respect for others, the environment, and the community;
- respect for diversity and differences involves building a community and creating programs and curriculum that are attentive to issues of learning, race, ethnicity, family configuration, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and economic status; and
- a sense of well being is nurtured through the development of self-esteem, self-confidence, and healthy social interactions.