Working at Westtown

Statement of Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination
Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. In accordance with our Quaker heritage and identity, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.

The following positions are currently available:

After School Program Instructor

Westtown School seeks staff for its after school program called Moosekids, for Grades PreK to 5th grade. The mission of the program is to offer activities, which feel like a neighborhood of children actively playing with the option of more structured experiences. The ideal candidate will understand how four- to ten-year-olds play and relax after school while facilitating ongoing communication with parents.

We are looking for candidates with interests in sports, music, art, the natural world and young children. Organizational skills, a love of children and flexibility are required. The program runs Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 5:00 to 6:00 with additional hours for in-service, partial school days and vacation breaks.

Specifically, the staff will:

  • Develop connections with the Lower School children who attend Moosekids
  • Support the work and report to the Director of Auxiliary Programming
  • Provide empathetic, attentive care for children
  • Organize outdoor games
  • Create open ended, creative art projects
  • Facilitate building community
  • Help resolve the inevitable conflicts of play and sports in ways that align with Quaker practices
  • Oversee homework
  • Coordinate with Lower School on attendance and enrollment tracking
  • Maintain shared space and respect established Lower School procedures and rules
  • Communicate closely with parents about daily interactions during Moosekids

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or working toward a Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience organizing children
  • Ability to start as soon as possible.

Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter & select SHOW ALL JOB OPENINGS.

Groundskeeper

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks groundskeepers to be responsible for the maintenance of Westtown School’s grounds and recreational play areas while also assisting in the overall maintenance of the school’s property.

The School:

Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and a commitment to service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.

Groundskeepers Essential Functions:

Mows grass and trims lawns;

Prunes and mulches trees and shrubs, rakes leaves;

Operates a tractor, loader, and other grounds vehicles;

Weeds flower beds, around shrubs and trees;

Plants trees/shrubs and annuals as directed;

Assists in maintaining athletic fields and recreational play areas for all users including layout, lining, mowing, seeding, fertilizing, etc.;

Assists with removal and disposal of trash and debris;

Removes snow and ice using power snow blowers, chemical ice melters, truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or ice scraper. Must be available for early morning and/or late-night hours when snow or ice is forecasted.

Maintains campus driveways and parking lots;

Provides support and manpower to other campus departments as necessary;

Maintains professional and appropriate relations with all students and parents at all times;

Maintains knowledge of school property and staff as necessary to perform assigned duties;

Reports unsafe conditions or suspicious activity as necessary;

Committed to safe work practices and energy conservation at all times;

Participates in departmental meetings/training, as directed,

Physical Requirements:

Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100lbs. occasionally with assistance.

Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl for extended periods of time.

Must be able to climb ladders.

Must be able to push and/or pull heavy loads.

Other Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Minimum one year experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities or equivalent education, training or experience.

Ability to work within the overall organization of the Facilities department and work with skilled and unskilled personnel.

Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.

Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.


Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Evening and Per Diem School Nurse Positions

Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.

Westtown School, a Quaker Pre-K -12th grade co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school located in beautiful West Chester , PA .



SUMMARY

We are seeking Registered Nurses to join our dynamic team of nursing professionals to work evenings, weekends and per diem schedules in our school health center. In this unique setting, Nurses are responsible to assess, identify and treat health disorders among students and provide instruction in the maintenance of good health, wellness and disease prevention. Decisions made by nursing require sound judgment and critical thinking skills. The nurse should demonstrate solid clinical skills and knowledge and be comfortable working independently; although the staffing structure is well supported by School Physicians and other RN’s. The part-time evening nurse will work every sixth weekend during the school year on a rotational basis.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provides care to students who seek assistance with health and wellness concerns.
• Provides first aid care and medically prescribed services.
• Maintains security of student medical information as well as school health supplies.
• Documents all activities and procedures accurately and in a timely manner.
• Serves as a resource person on health issues.
• Provides follow-up evaluations on students as required.
• Corresponding with the Dean of Students, Dorm Parents, Advisers, and Parents on identified health needs as well as other community members as needed in the student’s best interest .


Requirements :

Current CPR

Minimal one year nursing experience

Proficient with EMR documentation

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.


Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Housekeeping PT Temporary

The housekeeper helps to maintain the cleanliness of the campus including the offices, classrooms, public areas, rest rooms, auditoriums, theaters and laboratories.

Monday through Friday

  • Sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs (inside and outside buildings) & other surfaces.
  • Vacuum rugs in offices & public areas. Shampooing rugs periodically using heavy vacuum cleaner & rug shampooing machine.
  • Clean classrooms:dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim & chalkboards.
  • Wash window sills, glass in corridor doors.
  • Wash glass and trim in entrance doors.
  • Wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or with powered wall washing machines, working on ladders, as required.
  • Climb into and clean sky beds before and after summer camps.
  • Clean and service lavatories, showers, toilet rooms and rest rooms.
  • Collect and place in containers or plastic bags trash and debris, place trash in collection area for removal by sanitation trucks.
  • Replace liners in wastebaskets and trash containers and clean inside containers.
  • Move heavy furniture, metal bed frames, mattresses, supplies and miscellaneous equipment. Always seek assistance for anything over 25 pounds.
  • Notify Housekeeping Supervisor of maintenance issues (doors, door checks, furniture lights, faucets, etc.).
  • Sweep or shovel snow from steps and walks at building entrances and connecting walks.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Maintain communications according to school radio policy.
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with all student and parents at all times.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.


Registered Nurse

Westtown School has an opening for a part-time RN in its Student Health Center. The nurse would work 10 hours per week from 7am- 12pm on Tuesday and Thursday as a member of a team of nurses and be part of a weeknight and every 6th weekend on-call rotation for the high school boarding population. A caring demeanor with strong assessment skills is needed to treat students from Pre K through 12th grades. It is a 9 month, hourly position with no benefits.

One year medical surgical experience is required with current CPR .

Qualified candidates who wish to apply should visit - http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings

Security Officer

Westtown School has openings for part-time security officers. Various shifts to be covered are weekends (either 6am-2pm or 2pm-10pm) and weekdays (2pm-10pm) with occasional variations as needed by the department. EMT preferred. Must be able to pass First Aid/CPR training test. Driver's license & reliable transportation required. Base pay starting at $15/hr.

Qualified candidates who wish to apply should visit - http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings

School EMT / Security Officer - Part-Time

Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, located in Chester County PA., offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown inspires and prepares graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.

The school seeks a part-time EMT/Security Officer who has:
  • EMT Certification
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Valid Driver’s License
This position will primarily cover the Saturday and Sunday 2 – 10 PM shift. This is considered an essential position and will be required to report for shifts during inclement weather.

Candidates should have:
  • A desire to contribute to Westtown’s values and mission
  • Dedication to ensuring the safety and security of Westtown students, faculty and staff
  • Reliable transportation
Competitive salary and benefits package is available.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select “Show All Job Openings”.

Security Officer/EMT

Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Position Description:
The full-time Security Officer/EMT is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the School community, buildings and exterior campus. The primary shift will be Sunday-Thursday 10:00PM to 6:00AM, with occasional variation and possible weekend shifts as needed. Security Officers are considered essential personnel and, as such, are expected to be available during inclement weather and other school-closing situations.

Qualifications:

  • EMT Certification required
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Prior security or related experience preferred
  • Desire to contribute to Westtown’s mission and values
  • Required clearances including PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Certification and FBI fingerprints
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time

Westtown School provides a competitive salary and benefits package to all full time employees.

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select “Show All Job Openings”.

Upper School Spanish Teacher, beginning August 2020

Upper School Spanish Teacher, beginning August 2020

Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.

Position description

The Upper School Spanish Teacher will teach four year-long classes, or the equivalent, and will participate in the residential and co-curricular life of the school, as needed. Talented educators with experience teaching an additional language, ESOL, or an interest in participating in the Upper School Residential Program are strongly encouraged to apply. This position may include on-campus housing.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops engaging lessons and hands-on learning activities that promote problem-solving, creative thinking, collaboration, and effective communication skills while encouraging risk-taking in learning;
  • Actively involves students in the classroom through group work, project-based learning, exploration, questioning, discussion, and other cooperative teaching techniques;
  • Integrates technology seamlessly into teaching strategies and practices;
  • Enthusiastically seeks out and participates in both school-sponsored and self-selected professional development opportunities to grow as an instructional leader;
  • Communicates effectively with all constituents – colleagues, administrators, parents, and students.

Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree required; advanced degree preferred;
  • Is either a native speaker or has complete fluency in Spanish;
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of relevant classroom teaching experience, preferably in an independent or boarding school environment
  • The ability to teach all levels of Spanish language;
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community;
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.


Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Long-term Substitute Lower School Science Teacher, beginning August, 2020

Westtown School is searching for a Long Term Substitute Lower School Science Teacher, for second to fifth grades, from August 25, 2020 through mid-November.

Westtown’s 600-acre campus provides a unique lab where children develop their scientific literacy skills. Attention to the scientific issues children will face as adults and developing the life-long habits of environmental sustainability are key components of the Lower School science program.

In addition, the candidate will have experience with a design thinking approach as well as experience using technology tools relevant to problem solving and distance learning. The substitute teacher must be able to work in a self-directed way and collaborate joyfully with the Lower School faculty team. Fundamental to their teaching practice, the teacher will understand how diversity and inclusion enrich children’s learning and lives.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Igniting a love of science in children by turning knowledge of life science, physical science, earth and space sciences, engineering and technology into an inquiry-based curriculum
  • Supporting students’ social-emotional and identity development through teaching with a culturally responsive and inclusive lens
  • Term 1 Narrative report writing and fall parent/teacher conferences
  • Collaboration with classroom and special area faculty
  • Divisional community responsibilities (e.g. lunch/recess duties, faculty meetings)

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in Education or related Science field
  • Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students
  • Knowledge of child development and a commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry- and project-based teaching
  • Ability to use technology for professional responsibilities and in integration with teaching practices
  • Strong collaboration and oral and written communication skills
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community, for children and adults, based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Lower School Library Media Specialist, beginning August 2020

Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committee faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and empathy towards others. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.

Position description:

Westtown School is searching for a Lower School Library Media Specialist to join our faculty, effective August 2020. Our Lower School serves students in pre-K through 5th grade. At the heart of this position, there must live a love of reading and learning, and an interest in the trends of education that are critical to the field of Library Science. Our librarian must be able to take a lead role in collaboration with classroom teachers in empowering students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, adept technology users, and ethical users of information and technology. Fundamental to their practice, ideal candidates will understand how diversity and inclusion enrich children’s learning and lives, and they will maintain and grow our vibrant library collection to support Westtown School’s mission and strategic vision.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers in designing and implementing instruction that ensures the integration of literature, information literacy skills, and instructional technology in the curriculum.
  • Ensure that technological and information skills are taught in alignment with the scope and sequence developed by the Library and Technology Departments.
  • Teach regularly scheduled library classes using instructional strategies that are differentiated and meet the learning needs of all students, and teach flexibly scheduled and integrated research projects in collaboration with classroom teachers.
  • Manage all aspects of library circulation and the Destiny Library Management system.
  • Maintain and develop the Lower School library collection, including print, ebooks, and databases, responding to the curricular needs of students and faculty, and purchasing new materials.
  • Coordination of special library-related events including book fairs, annual author visits, One Story Week, and division-wide literacy programming
  • Collaborate with teachers and the Learning and Literacy Specialist to coordinate summer reading expectations and suggested reading lists.
  • Work one evening a week in the Middle/Upper School library.
  • Participate in divisional community responsibilities, including, lunch/recess duties, faculty meetings and committees, and occasional weekend admission events.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field preferred, with a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience
  • Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students
  • A commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry- and project-based teaching
  • Experience integrating instructional technology and information literacy skills
  • Strong collaboration, and oral and written communication skills
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community, for children and adults, based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

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