Washington International School’s summer camp is a unique experience that opens minds to an international and multicultural perspective. The WIS camp opens windows to the world through a wide range of activities ranging from immersion or intensive language programs to early childhood camps and specialty workshops with an international twist.
We are looking for a qualified and outgoing nurse certified in the District of Columbia. Our camp will be offered on both WIS campuses — Cleveland Park and Georgetown — this summer. We are seeking a nurse who can join our staff and assist us for a few weeks. If you join our team and have a child who would like to attend camp, your camp fee will be reduced to the employee rate.
June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019; orientation scheduled for June 20 and 21
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Primary health care provider for day campers
Oversee all chronic and/or acute medical issues and emergencies
Advise Director of Auxiliary Programs on all health matters
Communicate with campers, staff and families on daily basis
Maintain all documentation relating to health occurrences
Manage all medical supplies
For more information about the program and the school, please see our website: http://www.wis.edu.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, copy of current RN licensure and list of three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current RN licensure in DC, or eligible for reciprocity
Current certifications in Adult and Child CPR, First Aid, and AED
Minimum 3 years Nursing experience: School Nursing or Pediatrics preferred
Strong communication skills
Founded in 1966, Washington International School is a private, non-profit, Preschool-12 school profoundly committed to its mission: to provide a demanding international education that will challenge students to become responsible and effective world citizens. Serving its full community of 900 plus students on two campuses, the school is multinational, multicultural, and multilingual.
The school’s challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Project Zero, based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. From Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program; in Grades 6-10 they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. IB Diploma results are well above the wor...ldwide pass rate, and WIS graduates attend highly selective colleges and universities in both the United States (about two-thirds in a typical year) and abroad.
Commitment to the intensive study of a second language is a core principle, with Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes taught entirely in French or Spanish. All instruction in Grades 1-5 is “dual language” in English and either French or Spanish. Chinese is an option beginning in Grade 6. Typically, one half to three-quarters of WIS graduates earn the Bilingual IB Diploma, demonstrating fluency in two languages.
The entire school community – alumni, parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff – are ardent advocates for international education. WIS has played a prominent role in setting a standard for a global perspective that many schools now emulate.
The school culture is highly egalitarian, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and understanding differing points of view. There is no typical WIS family: some households consist only of U.S. passport holders, others are all non-U.S. passport holders and many are a mix of nationalities. In addition to this global diversity, WIS also strives to achieve economic diversity: 14% of the students receive financial assistance.