Positions are posted as they become available.
Starting August 2015
Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (PK-12) and boarding (9-12) school serving over 800 students. Darlington’s campus stretches over 400 acres, nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Georgia, a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our school community represents an average of 25 states and 30 countries worldwide. A Darlington employee thrives on team work and takes initiative, exhibits a commitment to the school, community and its mission and is a life-long learner. Our students are the center of all that we do and, together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect.
Darlington School's hiring needs are normally not determined until the end of February or early March. During this time frame, we will have a clearer picture of availability and will begin our search process.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials as a single PDF file to Carrie Eady, Human Resources Manager, 1014 Cave Spring Road, Rome, GA 30161. No phone calls please.
Employee benefits include retirement annuity, comprehensive major medical, term life insurance, disability insurance, credit union, meals, flexible benefits plan, supplemental retirement annuity and faculty study grants.
- Five (5) classes
- Coach class
- Two (2) preparations
- Class preparation–often 2 hours nightly
- Grades due every four (4) weeks
- Substituting in department
- Comments written on students three (3) times annually
- Advising students (6-10)
- Coaching or Lifetime Fitness
Dormitory Duties (if hired as residential faculty)
- Once every seven (7) days approximately (weekends as well as weekdays)
- Weekend/campus activities
- Monthly faculty meetings
- Committee meetings
- Ticket duty
- Admissions duties
- Parents Weekend
- Dance duty
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Nurse, Upper School Student Health Center
The Health Center Nurses focus on the health needs of the student body with an emphasis on the resident population as their primary access to health care. They are available to assist faculty and staff as needed and provide advice to Lower and Middle School care givers. They manage the programs of the Health Center, and provide nursing services and health education.
Collaborating with Student Life Office, faculty, parents and Heads of House; the Nurses strive to assist students in achieving and maintaining optimal health so that effective learning can occur.
The Nurse must have a valid license to practice in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and must maintain certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Malpractice insurance is required.
Responsibilities Include the Following:
- Provides medically prescribed treatments, administers medication and insures compliance, assesses ill students and provides care to same, provides first aid to students and staff.
- Maintains comprehensive medical records including physical, permissions to treat and participate in athletics, health insurance, urine drug screen and immunizations.
- Documents care given or arranged in the Health Center
- Maintains Health Center supplies and equipment including an emergency bag and tracking AED and Epi-Pen expiration dates
- Assists resident students in arranging medical/psychological appointments and facilitates transportation to appointments. Arranges for filling prescriptions and provides appropriate documentation to medical personnel
- Assists students in filing insurance claims
- Communicates with parents as needed to facilitate student health
- Assists with registration and reviews physicals to identify medical conditions at all three schools
- Develops individualized student health care plans
- Maintains confidentiality of medical/private information confided by students, faculty and staff, and parents
- Provides training to faculty and staff, e.g. Blood Born Pathogen, CPR/AED, Epi-Pen use. Assists with asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy education as needed and provides other in-service as indicated
- Participates in student centered team meetings, as needed
- Participates in continuing education opportunities directly related to school nurse issues
- Attends community meetings and assists with developing new policies e. g. Flu Pandemic Planning and Preparedness, School-wide Health Promotion Policies
- Follows policies and procedures of Darlington School
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Personal Counselor, Upper School
Darlington’s counselors prepare and support students so they can participate at their highest level in their own educational journey. Our counselors fully support the mission of the school and masterfully engage each student in their fulfillment of The Tiger Way.
- The Tiger Way leads me to a life of wisdom, service and honor. It encourages me to value and take pride in the Darlington Community by reaching inside myself to learn with passion, act with integrity and serve with respect.
- Living The Tiger Way prepares me for a successful life, no matter how I choose to measure success.
- By doing so, The Tiger Way acts as a catalyst, pushing me ever forward to an extraordinary life.
Furthermore, Darlington’s Counseling Department is expected to strive for the following expectations:
- Assists students to make sound and workable decisions by helping the student to think critically based on his/her situation and/or circumstances.
- Allows students to express their concerns fully and completely and in confidence.
- Collaborates with the Dean of Student Life to support students who are identified through the school’s Health Track or through the disciplinary process.
- Maintains confidentiality at all times, unless there is a clear danger to the student or community.
- Communicates, when appropriate and with the student’s permission, with teachers, parents, or other students to ensure complete coverage and understanding of the problem.
- Serves as a resource for students, parents, and faculty.
- Refers, with parent permission, students to other health services in the community, as indicated.
- Supports the admissions department in review of psychological testing, perspective student interviews, and communication with therapist, as indicated.
- Acts as the school’s designee for the mandatory reporting of abuse or suspicion of abuse.
- Works with the Teaching and Learning Center to develop plans for student success.
- Maintains confidential files on students seen through the counseling office.
- Is an integral member of the Emergency Response Team.
As a member of the Student Life Team, Darlington’s Counselors are primarily responsible, in collaboration with their fellow counselors, for:
- Assessing and maintaining the social and emotional wellbeing of students.
- Working closely with The Dean of Student Life, Division Director, Heads of House, teachers, and parents to support the welfare of all Darlington students.
- Creating programs that will educate the faculty on ways that they can better support the needs of the community.
The personal counseling program is designed to address issues such as:
- Child and Adolescent adjustment issues
- Peer and family relationships
- Stress management
- Substance Abuse education and active support of the school’s Preventative Testing Program
- Create a Residential Life Curriculum designed to support students and house parents through discussions
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in the content area; a master’s degree is preferred. Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extra curricular life of the school.
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Spanish Teacher, Upper School
The World Languages Department at Darlington School seeks an experienced Spanish teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. This educator would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating. The candidate must be open to learn from his/her colleagues and is comfortable sharing ideas and collaborating with their colleagues. The candidate must also demonstrate fluency and extensive knowledge of important concepts in the discipline and how they relate to other disciplines.
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience at the high school level and holds a bachelor’s degree in the content area, though a master’s degree is preferred.
Responsibilities Include the Following:
- Supports the school’s goal to use language immersion in the classroom, projects and presentations
- Provides individual, group and project based learning instruction designed to meet individual needs and help the students make satisfactory achievement in school
- Delivers clear instruction and differentiates instruction according to diverse student needs
- Conveys a high degree of genuine enthusiasm for the content and learning
- Designs activities in a coherent progression
- Actively obtains diagnostic information from students regarding their understanding of the content and monitors their progress
- Uses assessments results to plan and adjust future instructions
- Provides opportunities for students to assess their own learning
- Plans and delivers instructions to meet the needs of a culturally diverse student body
- Makes extensive and creative use of available technology
- Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays such as bulletin boards, interest centers, artwork, etc
- Models, shares and initiates best practices, concept and content knowledge and understanding with colleagues
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health and learning problems
Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to the academic and extra curricular life of the school. Preference will be given to teachers who have international experience and can support the other programs within the World Language department.
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