POSITION: Evening Medic
LOCATION: Exploring New Horizons at Sempervirens, Scotts Valley, CA
SUPERVISOR: Program Director
SALARY & BENEFITS: $26/hour; 40 hours a week plus, 3 nights on-call ($50/night on-call
stipend); housing not included
START DATE: August 29, 2022-June 2, 2023
Screen and evaluate health forms to find behavioral and medical conditions of students in the weeks before they attend outdoor school; contact parents and teachers regarding med forms
Examine sick or injured students and identify illnesses, injuries and medical emergencies; coordinate response to emergency situations.
Dispense medications to students according to physician instructions; maintain medication logs and records; review student medical forms to verify completeness and identify student health care needs; implement services to assure health care needs are being met.
Monitor students with specialized health conditions and dietary needs; assure students receive adequate medical services to assure optimal health; advise students, parents and staff concerning special medical and dietary needs among students.
Communicate weekly with the kitchen staff regarding any dietary restrictions and supplements for participating students and/or teachers.
Monitor and maintain adequate inventory levels of first aid and emergency medical supplies; order, receive and assure proper storage of supplies. Manage annual medical supply budget.
Assist the Health Supervisor organize and type weekly cabin lists and office paperwork.
Be on call and on site one night per week to respond to any nighttime emergencies.
Assume roles and responsibilities of Health Supervisor when they are not on duty, including decision making, discipline, and emergency response. This could include making decisions about student health and discipline, making calls to emergency services and communicating with the Executive Director.
Assist in the day to day program and site operations, including but not limited to naturalist trail support, driving camp vehicles and procurement of program supplies.
Facilitate conflict resolution sessions among students.
Communicate with parents regarding student medical concerns and dietary concerns.
Other duties as negotiated.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Valid Wilderness First Responder certification or EMT
Current advanced First aid and CPR certifications from an authorized organization.
Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
Bilingual speakers are a plus.
Capability to assess and manage crisis situations.
At least 1 year familiarity of residential outdoor school management and programming.
Patience with students while dealing with discipline issues.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
About Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools
WHAT IS EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS? Exploring New Horizons (ENH) engages 3rd-8th grade students in residential outdoor education programs at our Pigeon Point and Sempervirens sites south of San Francisco, CA, empowering students, building environmental literacy, and strengthening school communities. Founded as a non-profit in 1979, ENH partners with over 100 Northern California schools. The Sempervirens program consists of 4- and 5-day residential programs for 160 - 230 5th and 6th grade students and their classroom teacher, utilizing either high school student or parent cabin leaders.