Girls Leadership Summer Program
Position Title: Health Manager
Reports To: Director of Wellness
Nature of the Position: Seasonal and Residential
Number of Positions: 2 positions,
1 full time position, room and board provided for the period of employment, Employment dates June 18- August 15, 2018
1 75% time position, room and board provided for 1 night a week, Employment dates, June 21- August 12
Girls Leadership Description:
Girls Leadership equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. Our programs include Girl/Grown-Up workshops, day camps, a residential summer program, professional development trainings for educators, parent education presentations, and after-school classes.
Girls Leadership seeks experienced Health Managers dedicated to girls’ social and emotional development to work at its residential summer program at Cate School in Carpinteria CA, from June 21 – August 15, 2018. The Girls Leadership Summer Program is divided into three sessions, 1 ten day session serving 6th grade through 8th grade, 1 fifteen day session serving 6th grade through 8th grade, 1 fifteen day session serving 9th grade through 12th grade.
The Health Managers, supervised by the Director of Wellness, will oversee health care, supervise health protocol, partner with staff, and provide direct health service to Girls Leadership girls and staff.
The full-time Health Manager receive one day off every 7-8 days and two days off in between sessions. The part-time Health Manager works 4 days a week from 8am to 5pm, including one 24 hour shift. Working as a member of the staff is a unique, exciting and demanding opportunity. Creating the Girls Leadership community requires hard work, long hours, and significant commitment. Staff must maintain a high level of energy, patience, professionalism, and compassion from early morning wake-up to evening staff meetings. This intense work schedule requires stamina and dedication. The result is an incredibly rewarding job transforming the lives of adolescent girls.
Overall Staff Statement:
All Girls Leadership staff are active members in creating an inclusive summer program community. By engaging the fundamental concepts of the Girls Leadership curriculum, we work together to ensure that members of the community identities are celebrated. It is our collective responsibility to challenge and support each other and the girls to work together to create a more socially just and empowering Girls Leadership community.
Work with Co-Health Manager to:
- Create a safe, nurturing, inclusive community that celebrates each girl
- Role model the values and skills of the Girls Leadership curriculum
- Work with staff and Girls Leadership families to collect, organize, and inventory medication on the first day of the program, and return medications to families at the end of the season
- Maintain a safe, clean, and organized Wellness Center
- Distribute medication at 8 am and 9:45 pm daily (as well as other times through out the day)
- Offer “office hours” from 12:45 – 1:45 four days a week
- Respond to injuries and urgent care as needed
- Establish and follow appropriate medical protocols, including maintaining a health log, disposing of medical waste, practicing precautions for infection control and storing medication
- Post hours for daily medication disposal and “health call”
- Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental personnel in the community and accompany girls to the appointment
- Maintain first-aid kits and ensure their distribution for off-campus trips
- Develop and lead staff training pertaining to health and safety rules
- Work closely with Wellness Team to monitor and care for the overall wellness of the girls
- Be CPR and First Aid certified
- Monitor the health of all staff
- Communicate girls health issues daily
- Serve as Health Manager on off-campus trips
- Coordinate medication distribution and injury response during time off
- Serve as a mandated reporter
- Participate in regular staff meetings to debrief lessons and discuss girls’ progress
- Setup Wellness Center and support arrival of summer staff, June 18-21 (full time position only)
- Engage and support seven full days of staff training at Cate School, June 21 – 28
- Engage in two full days of clean up, pack up and staff evaluation at Cate School, August 13 & 14 (full time position only)
A sample of a typical day of a Health Manager
8:00 Morning Medication
8:40 Prepare for cohort meetings, update records, phone calls
10:00 Wellness Team Meeting
12:30 Office Hours
2:30 Management Meeting (1 hour 4 days a week)
3:30 Prep time for field trips, phone calls, paper work
9:45 Evening Medication
Candidates must be at least 25 years of age and have at least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse. Professionals with a state-nursing license are preferred, but all applicants should apply.
Employment is contingent upon a clear background check.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have experience providing health care for youth
- Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion practices
- Demonstrate excellent cross-cultural communication skills
- Demonstrate social and emotional intelligence
- Demonstrate the ability to care for oneself during a demanding work schedule
- Demonstrate a “can do” attitude
- Be able to connect and relate well with girls in grades 6-12
- Have the ability to remain flexible and patient in the face of time pressure and multiple demands
- Have a strong ability to ease health related anxiety
- Have a current and valid drivers license
- Have current CPR and First Aid certification
- Work well with others as part of a team
- Be comfortable with professional observation and regular feedback
- Approach crisis management and problems calmly, creatively and proactively
- Be excited to be part of a summer program community
- $7,500 for eight weeks of summer program inclusive of staff training, June 18 – August 15, 2018 (Full-time position only)
- $5,500 for 7.5 weeks of summer program inclusive of staff training, June 21- August 12 (75% position only)
- Room and board at Cate School for June 18 – August 14, 2018 (Full-time position only)
- Room and board at Cate School one designated night a week between June 21- August 11, 2018 (Part-time position only)
- Total travel reimbursement, for arriving to campus in June and leaving in August, is not to exceed $200 total if traveling beyond a 150 mile radius one-way from Cate School. Point of origin and distance needs to be confirmed with the Summer Program Director before travel. (Full time position only)
- Upon arrival only, Girls Leadership will pick up staff arriving to Santa Barbara International Airport and Carpinteria Bus Stop. Girls Leadership is unable to accommodate transportation after the summer due to limited vehicle access.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received. Application deadline is March 19. Applications should send a cover letter, resume and at least three references' contract information in MS Word or a PDF format to Cora Garner at email@example.com. In your cover letter address how as part of the Girls Leadership team, you will help develop an equitable and inclusive Summer Program community.
The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Health Manager Application.” Please call 866.744.9102, extension 2 with any questions.
To watch the Girls Leadership video, see photos from last summer, or read testimonials please visit www.girlsleadership.org. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals of color are encouraged to apply. Girls Leadership is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, gender expression, disability or sexual orientation. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
Cate School is a smoke free environment. No smoking is allowed on Cate School property.