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The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”

Advent follows a co-teaching model in every classroom, pre-Kindergarten (ECC) through Sixth Grade. Specialists teach art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish, and yoga. The Advent School’s administrative team includes the office of Advancement, Department of Teaching and Learning, Enrichment department, Head of School’s office, and the Business office.

Teachers at Advent are collaborative members of a learning community, who are expected to participate actively in professional development and the documentation of student learning. For teaching candidates, it is preferred that they have a master’s degree and a minimum of two to three years experience in a school with a comparable program, but a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for the application. We expect teachers to be competent at curriculum design and current in the teaching of literacy and mathematics.

The Advent School enrolls approximately 200 students, 35% of which self-identify as students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

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SCHOOL NURSE

The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”

Advent seeks an experienced nurse to join our community as the School Nurse. Reporting to the Head of School, the School Nurse will provide health services to students for 16 to 20 hours per week. Advent’s School Nurse will treat injuries and mild to acute illnesses and support students with chronic illnesses or allergies. In this role, the School Nurse will also assist with preventive care by educating students on how to avoid communicable diseases and communicate the importance of proper hygiene. Advent’s new School Nurse is someone who can soothe anxious children and set appropriate boundaries with adults.

Responsibilities

  • Provide basic healthcare to students in case of injury or acute illness
  • Develop health plans for students with chronic illnesses, including allergies and asthma
  • Educate students on proper hygiene habits
  • Track student’s medical records and vaccination histories using Blackbaud software
  • Advise the School on preventative measures for COVID-19 and other communicable illnesses
  • Ensure compliance with national and local health laws
  • Assist in teaching Growth Education classes

Requirements

  • ADN or BSN degree, RN license preferred
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification
  • Previous School Nurse or pediatric experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate important health information to both children and adults
  • A commitment to the School’s social justice mission

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Nicole A. DuFauchard P’20 nudufauchard@adventschool.org.