Health Aide
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HEALTH AIDE

THE WINDWARD SCHOOL - WESTCHESTER CAMPUSES

The Windward School is currently seeking two (2) Health Aides for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. These positions are intended to support the School Nurse and health offices of Westchester Lower & Middle Schools; both located in White Plains, New York.

Qualified candidates should meet all minimum qualifications and should also be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administers first aid to injured students and supplies short-term care to enhance the comfort and safety of injured or ill students.

  • Administers and records medications following Windward policy. Consults references or the Assistant Director of Health & Safety to ensure a working understanding of medications that are administered.

  • Takes and records vital signs.

  • Administers vision screenings and other screenings, as directed.

  • Maintains computerized listings of immunizations, chronic health conditions, daily visits, and health screenings for each student.

  • Completes state reports on immunization and vision screenings.

  • Reports observations to the Assistant Director of Health & Safety when appropriate.

  • Facilitates sending ill or injured students' home; contacting parents and providing information about the illness and care given.

  • Assist RN staff in completion of employee & student accident forms; refers injured employees for proper medical treatment; works with the Human Resources office to coordinate documentation and investigation of workplace accidents.

  • Assist health office with the administration of any COVID safety protocols and procedures.

  • Maintains a clean, organized health office.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Health & Safety or the RN for that campus.

Specific Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience as an health aide or related position

  • Experience working with school aged children; independent school experience a plus.

  • Exhibits patience, courtesy and diplomacy when dealing with students, parents, and the community.

Our Mission

The school is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to providing an excellent instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth, enables students to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to the mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the school provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and also shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.

Our Vision

A world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.

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