Citizens of the World Los Angeles

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Office Associate (CWC Silver Lake, 6-8th Grade Campus)

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2019-1155
  • Overview

    Organization Overview

    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 

    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 in other parts of the country.

     

    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, answering the office phone, responding to student and parent requests, and other front office tasks, as assigned.

    Responsibilities

    The LVN and Office Associate’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, catheter, 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 school and regional Directors of Special Education

     

    Provide comprehensive reception duties for the school site

    • Manage and maintain positive relationships with parents
    • Ensure visitors are aware of and follow school visitor policies
    • Be the initial point of contact for parents and students seeking office support
    • Assist with drop-off and/or pick-up duties and procedures
    • Ensure safe practices during drop-off and/or pick-up (e.g., follow up with parents doing U-Turns)
    • Assist students who arrive and students who require early release
    • Assist in the creation and maintenance of physical student records of enrollment
    • Assist in the creation of office copies and informational materials as needed
    • Build relationships with school administration, CWC LA school operation teams, and other key stakeholders with a focus on collaboration
    • Any other duties, as assigned

    Qualifications

    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)
    • Maintain outstanding attention to detail and willingness to get the job done
    • Ensure proper handling and securing of student data to ensure compliance with Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    • Communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders
    • Exhibit strong project management skills
    • Be adaptable and flexible
    • Innovate and think creatively
    • Have some experience working with data (strongly preferred)
    • Travel, as needed, for professional development opportunities

     

    Education/Experience

    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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