Citizens of the World Los Angeles

Licensed Vocational Nurse (Silver Lake Campus)

US-CA-Los Angeles
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The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity


The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade; and
  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, currently TK-5th grade and growing to 6-8th grades over the next three years).


CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.


Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Description

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to the appropriate resources as needed. Decisions made by the LVN require discretionary judgment and analysis. Additionally, the LVN will assist with other office-based responsibilities, such as completing incident reports and other front office tasks, as assigned.


The LVN’s job responsibilities include:

  • Delivering specialized health care services to students as directed by a physician’s order, and as indicated by the Individualized Health Care Plan and according to standardized procedural guidelines;
  • Assessing special education students requiring the direct services of a nurse; preparing health care plans for involved students; performing or supervising the implementation of required specialized health care procedures at school or while students are being transported;
  • Administering prescribed medication ordered by a physician and monitoring for any unexpected, abnormal, or allergic reactions to medication;
  • Monitoring and providing specialized health care procedures, including sterilizing and/or cleaning urinary cauterizations, blood sugar monitoring, oral and/or tachometry suctioning, care of ostomies, nasogastric and/or gastronomy tube care for students with chronic illnesses;
  • Provision of first aide care and medically prescribed services;
  • Screenings and conduction of health appraisals for students and staff;
  • Conducting follow-up evaluations on students as required;
  • Corresponding with parents regarding health needs of children;
  • Providing emergency care in situations such as anaphylactic shock, cardiopulmonary distress, respiratory distress, insulin reactions, hypoglycemic reactions, seizures, and other medical emergencies;
  • Assessing situations involving students’ safety, abuse, and other health-related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring individuals for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements;
  • Responding to emergency situations for students with special needs;
  • Preparing health reports for supervisor, board of education, and health department;
  • Monitoring compliance of the school health program with federal, state, and local laws, regulation, and policies;
  • Recording immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data;
  • Maintains security of health supplies;
  • Coordinating and facilitating services between school, local health agencies, and other community resources;
  • Participating as a member of the regional Special Education team;
  • Managing special projects as they relate to Special Education;
  • Maintaining ongoing communication, as needed, for the regional Director of Special Education
  • Other duties, as assigned


Job Specifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatments
  • Considerable knowledge of child growth and development
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulation affecting the delivery of school health services
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituents
  • Knowledge of LAUSD procedures (preferred)


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Possession of a Licensed Vocation Nurse license by the State of California
  • Possession of a valid standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Full command, verbal and written, of the English language (Spanish or Korean fluency a plus)
  • One year prior professional nursing experience preferred


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