Employment

Employment


Employment Opportunities

Poughkeepsie Day School employs a diverse, talented, and enthusiastic faculty, administration, and staff. Job openings are posted as they become available.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Part-Time After Care Program Assistant
  • Part-Time School Nurse

Full descriptions can be found below.


How to Apply

To express interest in posted positions and future employment* at PDS, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@poughkeepsieday.org

*Note: If you choose to submit an unsolicited resume in anticipation of a position becoming available it will be kept on file for one year only.


Positions

Part-Time After Care Program Assistant

Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) is a progressive, coeducational, PreK–Grade 12 school. PDS distinguishes itself from other Hudson Valley independent schools by a commitment to a highly differentiated and interdisciplinary curriculum that is catered to each and every student. The school is committed to building a diverse and equitable community, based on inclusivity, accountability, and mutual respect.

The role of the After Care Program Assistant is to be the right-hand person to the Lead After Care Instructor. The hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm, when school is in session.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in after school enrichment classes, serving snacks, leading crafts and baking projects
  • Supervising playgroups indoors and outdoors
  • Setting up and cleaning up
  • Motivating students and providing behavior management
  • Tending to administrative responsibilities as they arise
  • Monitoring the playground while outside
  • Stepping in for the Lead After Care Instructor when needed

Requirements:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (or currently in process of completing)
  • Experience working with young children individually and in groups (age 4 through 11)
  • Experienced and effective in group management and customer service
  • Kind, compassionate, enthusiastic
  • Punctual, self-directed, and consistently responsible

Poughkeepsie Day School strives to have its faculty, administration, and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. PDS is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of our school’s mission and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference.  Poughkeepsie Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

Part-Time School Nurse

Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) is a progressive, coeducational, PreK–Grade 12 school. PDS distinguishes itself from other Hudson Valley independent schools by a commitment to a highly differentiated and interdisciplinary curriculum that is catered to each and every student. The school is committed to building a diverse and equitable community, based on inclusivity, accountability, and mutual respect.

The Poughkeepsie Day School Nurse will be responsible for the healthcare of our students and employees, general management of the health office, and ensuring the health and safety of students by providing immediate medical care and accurate administration of medication when needed. Candidates should have an understanding of child development with experience working with children in PreK through grade 12.  A commitment to ongoing professional growth is essential.

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote and protect the optimal health of PDS students and employees including providing emergency and preventative medical care
  • Monitor procedures for the safe storage and administration of student medication for those with chronic physical concerns or conditions and medication for general dispensing in line with health regulations
  • Ensure the school is equipped with first aid to be used in classrooms and field trips, as well as specialty first aid equipment such as EpiPens
  • Provide health assessments
  • Maintain up-to-date health history for each student
  • Observe students for development and health patterns in making nursing assessments
  • Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases; including ongoing assistance with safety protocols related to COVID-19
  • Maintain school health policies in line with New York laws and health mandates
  • Be mindful of the emotional and mental health needs of growing children
  • Coordinate and provide nursing care for students with chronic health conditions
  • Interpret the health status of students and communicate assessments to parents and school personnel
  • Provide age-appropriate health education and anticipatory guidance to students
  • Administer medications as prescribed by healthcare providers and authorized by parents in accordance with state and local laws
  • Collect student immunization records and ensure that records meet state health requirements
  • Submit reports to state licensing and health departments, as required by law
  • Plan and implement school health management protocols
  • Engage in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices
  • Utilize existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of clinical nursing experience
  • Specific Skills: High-level interpersonal skills with students, employees, and parents. Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and crisis management skills, with the ability to multitask and remain calm in a high-pressure environment
  • Health assessment skills with the ability to intervene appropriately in emergency circumstances
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the School, local health agencies, and other community resources
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality and implement this within the School health office
  • Certifications/Licenses: Registered Professional Nurse, CPR/First Aid/AED

Poughkeepsie Day School strives to have its faculty, administration, and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. PDS is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of our school’s mission and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference.  Poughkeepsie Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.