Open Window School, located on the top of beautiful Cougar Mountain in Bellevue, Washington, is seeking a School Health & Wellness Coordinator. We serve a diverse group of 358 students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The mission of the school is to nurture and inspire students of high intellectual potential; our students are curious, motivated, energetic, and they love to learn. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will work directly with students every day; they will also work with teams of faculty and administrators to refine and develop the systems which support safety and well-being. If you want to work in a joyful community with a growth mindset, please consider sending in an application!
Reports to: Director of Auxiliary Programs
Hours: 30 hours per week, school-year plus 10 days during the summer, non-exempt hourly position, eligible for overtime. There are a few evening and Saturday requirements.
The school wellness coordinator is an integral part of the Open Window School community. They direct a school health services program to best meet the needs of the student population of Open Window School. The wellness coordinator is responsible for developing, organizing, and coordinating school health services in the areas of student assessment and health education, and serves as liaison with private physicians and community agencies.
Interpersonal Skills: Able to deal compassionately with a diverse population of students, families, and staff, communicating with all constituencies appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively. Maintains confidentiality. Collaborates well. Organized and detail-oriented. Takes initiative.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff, or members of the community. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in the usage of database software, internet software, e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet software; including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, and OneNote. Ability to learn new technologies and programs.
Education/Certification: Current automatic external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified. Current First Aid Certification. Current Wilderness First Responder Certification or willingness to attain. Valid registered nurse license (RN) from the Washington State Board of Nursing is a plus but not required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide direct care using professional assessment skills, and established health protocols.
Administer first aid, authorized health treatments, and CPR/AED in accordance with established procedures to students, staff, and persons on school grounds.
Assess student problems, communicate with parent/guardians regarding individual students, and ensure appropriate referrals and follow up as needed. Serve as liaison between school personnel, the family, healthcare professionals, and the community.
Notify parents of accident or illness. Secure emergency medical care for students as needed.
Maintain security of all medications. Ensure safe handling, administration, and documentation of all medications given in accordance with established OWS policies and procedures.
Serve as health advocate for students.
Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate and confidential student health records such as immunization records, medication administration records, individual student treatment records.
Educate faculty and staff on health-related topics.
Provide health education to individual students and families as needed.
Collaborate closely with administration and staff. Provide leadership to ensure a healthy school environment.
Work to meet the health needs of the general school population and those students with identified health conditions.
Collaborate with Heads of Lower and Middle School and divisional counselors to support students.
Advise school administration in crisis or emergency situations and participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
Responsible for the establishment, review, and implementation of school health services, policies and procedures. Policies and procedures are reviewed annually and changes made as needed.
Assure that such policies and related procedures adhere to applicable legal and regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
Serve as interpreter of health mandates, recommendations, and trends.
Review, update, and maintain all standard forms for the school health program.
Coordinates the establishments of guidelines, procedures, and in-service training of school personnel on health issues including CPR and AED training and delegated procedures.
Develop emergency action plans for students at risk of medical crises at school or during a school function.
Provide training for staff regarding chronic illnesses experienced by students who may require assessment and adaptation of the health-related learning environment.
Implements communicable disease control in the school, including monitoring, surveillance and participating in disease prevention and outbreak management within the school.
Requisitions supplies and equipment needed to maintain health-related inventory.
Report potential health and safety hazards to administration.
Ensure that the school is following up-to-date best practices identified by state and county health officials for the management of COVID-19.
Oversee, maintain, and coordinate implementation of already established Covid-19 mitigation strategies including weekly Covid-19 testing.
Assess and provide direct care for students and employees who may become sick while at school.
Provide training for employees on proper health related topics particularly in regard to COVID-19.
Be a primary source of health information for employees and families.
Serve as liaison between school personnel, families, healthcare professionals, and public health officials.
Other Duties as assigned
Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation for this role is dependent on a combination of education and experience. This position is eligible for benefits, including school provided medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage. Administrative Employees receive 12 sick days, and 12 paid holidays per year. Eligible employees may make pretax or Roth contributions to the 403(b)-retirement savings plan, with employer matching available after 1 year of service. Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses offered, one employer funded.
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions below. Applicants must submit an answer to both of the following Diversity Commitment Questions as a single word or pdf document:
How would you define diversity?
Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current or prior job. If necessary, candidates can draw upon their experience in community organizations if professional experience is limited.
Please be prepared to provide 3-5 professional references and one personal reference if requested. If you are unable to apply online, you are welcome to fax your resume, cover letter, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions to 425-644-6320.
At Open Window School, we value a diverse and talented workforce guided by a common mission and identity. We are committed to building a community that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law.
Open Window School, an independent K-8 school serving intellectually gifted students, is is located in Bellevue/Issaquah, Washington and is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Founded in 1983 to provide an educational environment specially designed for gifted learners, Open Window is, to use the school’s motto, a place “Where Students Love to Learn.” Current enrollment is 340 students. More Information is available at openwindowschool.org.