Milton Academy, established in 1798, is an independent coeducational national boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12 on a 125 acre campus eight miles south of Boston.
The Lower School seeks a Health and Wellness Director to oversee programming for students in grades K-5 and serves as a member of the Learning Resources team.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teaching and Learning
Develop, teach and facilitate health and wellness programs for students in grades K-5 which are weekly or monthly or by semester depending on the grade level (Me, You and Us - Grades K-3, Affective Ed Grade 4 and Human Sexual and Relationships Grade 5)
Facilitate and guide prosocial lunch group sessions that encourage healthy citizenship and provide students with tools to navigate social experiences (for all students in K-5 as needed and the following programs; friendship groups for Grades 4/5, bi-monthly pizza lunch for new students)
Participate in new student orientation programs and all overnight trips for students
Collaborate with the learning specialist to lead bi-weekly grade level CST meetings with classroom teachers
Work with learning specialists to identify students in need of additional academic and social-emotional support and collaborate with the team to initiate the student of concern referral process
Co-facilitate regular meetings for families who have children identified with social emotional concerns
Coordinate and facilitate student affinity groups and cultural awareness programs - Mirrors Mentoring and CAFE - Cultural Awareness for Everyone
Participate in special events, including admission visits, attend admission open house, and admitted student evenings
Responsible for contact with outside providers and record keeping (i.e. pediatricians, psychologists)
Work closely with leadership to prevent and manage crisis
Lead and facilitate faculty meetings and parent coffee’s on best practices in health and wellness
Qualified applicants will hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health or human services and have at least five years of professional experience in that field as well as a minimum of three years of experience working with young students. The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the community and possess a skillset that can support teachers in differentiating student concerns and identify when additional support is needed. Applicants with a Master’s degree in public health or human services are preferred.
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.milton.edu/about/careers-at-milton/
To learn more about Milton Academy, and the Lower School, please visit our website at http://milton.edu/k8/lower-school/
Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural and gender balance of the School community. Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer