Christopher House (CH) is searching for a School Nurse for the upcoming school year for a 10 month period. Candidates must possess a specialized interest and passion for teaching children in the primary levels of education.
With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our infant, preschool, elementary and family schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.
Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.
Children and families thrive when:
- Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
- Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
- Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
- Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
- Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
- Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
- Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
- Developing independent, creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
- Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
- Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.
Position Objective: Ensure the health and wellness needs of all scholars at the elementary school including provision of health services, maintenance of health records, and wellness education for school families.
Provision of Health Services
- Attend to the daily, health needs of scholars including delivery of student medications, attending to sick scholars, and attending to injuries.
- Observe, screen and evaluate scholars for health deficits or concerns.
- Coordinate on-site health services with Chicago Public Schools.
- Provide ongoing health information and education to staff and parents.
- Develop and implement health services in accordance with scholars’ 504b service delivery plans.
- Collaborate with teachers, clinicians and administration to create effective learning environments for student with special health needs.
- Participate in 504b and/or IEP meetings as needed.
- Ensure compliance with all CPS regulations regarding health services.
- Ensure the needs of students with 504b plans are met consistent with state and federal regulations.
- Maintenance and documentation of required student health records in accordance with CPS and CH policy.
- Documentation of services delivered in accordance with scholars’ 504b plans.
- Participate in IEP and 504b meetings.
Policy & Procedures
- Recommend to Principal and Director of Operations the development of policy, program, and procedural changes relating to the health care practices at the school.
- Review children’s health records for accuracy, completion and current status and recommend actions for follow up.
- Act as an advocate for children and families to the agency, community, and professional field.
- Provide resources.
- Actively seek to align programs with best practices or standards for high quality.
- Ensure on time and accurate collection of data using organization’s database and/or funder databases.
- Analyze data with team members to determine how to explain information related to findings and improvement strategies.
- Report findings to supervisor; make recommendations for improving quality of services and/or department’s outcomes system; ensure successful implementation department strategies.
- Use outcome findings to enhance organizations public image and promote programs to families, volunteers, funders, and stakeholders.
- Respond to agency and stakeholder needs by performing assigned tasks, which do not fall within the above description.
- If such tasks are not of a temporary nature, they should be added to the position’s designated responsibilities.
- Two to five years of experience in child health issues or pediatric/school nursing, preferably with experience in governmentally funded programs or school systems.
- Bilingual skills in Spanish and a Type 73 certification are a plus.
- Obtain and maintain a certificate in CPR and First Aid while employed with Christopher House.
- A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or appropriate health related discipline from an accredited college or university, or licensing as a Registered Nurse.
- Type 73 certification desired.
If you are interested in this position, please apply below.
Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.