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