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We welcome curiosity, stir passion, and embrace a diversity of thoughts and experiences. We encourage original thinking and innovative ideas. The result: The Wellington School was named a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

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Job Title:                            Early Childhood and Lower School Counselor

Office or Division:             Early Childhood and Lower School

Reports To:                        Head of Early Childhood and Lower School

Effective Dates:                 2023-2024 school year (10-month, 1.0 FTE)

Wellington is an independent school accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) located in Columbus, Ohio. Wellington serves children from the age of three-years-old to 12th grade and is dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world. Our early childhood and lower school (ECLS) division includes preschool through fourth grade and includes a team of faculty who supports each other as professionals, knows each student in the division, and finds many ways to include joy in our teaching and daily interactions. The ECLS school counselor is an integral member of the Student Success Team, led by the director of student success. The counselor often joins morning meetings or mindful moments to weave the social-emotional learning curriculum into class time, and all students know our school counselor by name.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serving as an engaged, creative energized, collaborative, and committed member of the Student Success Team and ECLS faculty
  • Leading, organizing, and being responsible for developing and delivering an exceptional, engaging, forward-thinking, developmentally appropriate, research-based social-emotional learning curriculum to early childhood and lower school students
  • Offering faculty and staff training and support in social-emotional learning and well-being for children (and guidance in working with individual and groups of students, as needed)
  • Providing crisis intervention and support services on a temporary basis for students as needs arise (whether referred by school personnel, requested by parents, or sought by students themselves)
  • Partnering effectively and actively guiding parents to maximize the school/home connection in counseling needs and educating families on the impact of behavior and social-emotional issues in students’ lives
  • Maintaining on-going confidential records of students served and tracking the emotional well-being of students
  • Consulting with faculty on student behavior and social-emotional concerns
  • Facilitating affinity and belonging groups, as needed, for lower school students
  • Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals
  • Actively embracing, demonstrating, and modeling equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Position Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or school counseling (master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience working with early childhood students (three-year-olds through kindergarten) and elementary school-age students (first through fourth grade)
  • Knowledge of child development and how to support social-emotional development
  • Knowledge of learning differences and how to support students who learn differently in the classroom
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in all aspects of practice
  • Communicate with parents through forward-thinking use of technology complemented by proactive communication in other formats
  • Actively engage in ongoing professional learning

Candidates should send materials to Cindy Hahn at hahn1@wellington.org by March 1, 2023. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Job Title:                      School Nurse (part-time)

Office or Division:       Operations

Reports To:                  Chief Operating Officer/Director of Athletics

Effective Dates:           2023-24 school year (10-month, 0.5 FTE)
                                      (preferred hours 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mon-Fri)

Key Responsibilities

The part-time school nurse works in partnership with the full-time school nurse and the school to create a healthy environment and to respond to the individual needs of children. 

Position Requirements

The part-time school nurse assists in the management of school health services, is responsible for the health needs of students ranging from three to eighteen years of age, and provides care and health advice for employees.

School Health Services

  • Assists in providing individualized care for each student  
  • Ensures the continuity of care for students with health needs while they are away from school by instructing faculty on how and when to intervene, how to administer injectable medication, and when to summon emergency care.   
  • Protects confidential health information as it pertains to HIPAA and FERPA requirements while providing faculty and staff with the information they need to educate children with health issues. 
  • Plans, delivers, and documents the care given.  
  • Communicates with parents about any situation that may be serious or affect their child’s ability to learn. 
  • Dispenses prescription medication according to physicians’ orders. Dispenses over-the-counter medication according to standing orders with parent permission. 
  • Conducts age-appropriate, required health screenings and notifies parents when referral for further evaluation is necessary. 
  • Participates in the identification and follow-up of students at risk for physical and psychosocial problems. 
  • Institutes Ohio Department of Health guidelines for control of communicable diseases. 
  • Follows the guidelines for crisis/emergency care. 
  • Ensures compliance with regulations governing programs and facilities as related to health, wellness, and health services. 
  • Advocates for student health and wellbeing.

 Health Education 

  • Assists in educating students, families, and employees about communicable diseases and ways to prevent their spread. 
  • Assists in educating parents about caring for sick children and when they need to stay home. 
  • Assists in classroom instruction on health-related topics. 
  • Utilizes the opportunity to provide health teaching during student visits to the health office. 
  • Serves as a resource to students, families, and employees regarding general health information.  

School Environment 

  • Identifies safety hazards by utilizing student injury data and reports these to the facilities manager for corrective action. 
  • Monitors items or practices that may cause health hazards or nuisance health problems and recommends change. 
  • Participates in inspections of the school environment by regulating agencies. 
  • Advises on methods of communicable disease control when there is an environmental concern. 

Other Duties 

  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and continuing education activities.
  • Maintains the highest standards of nursing practice and ethics.
  • May be asked to attend large school events like, but not limited to, commencement.

Preferred Educational and Experiential Preparation

  • Current RN License in the state of Ohio
  • Experience with adolescent diabetic care
  • At least 2 years of working experience as a registered nurse

All qualified candidates should submit the following to Vanessa Wolfe, Human Resources Coordinator at wolfe@wellington.org by March 1, 2023:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Job Title:                      Well-being and Belonging Facilitator and Counselor

Office or Division:       All School

Reports To:                  Head of School

Effective Dates:           January 2023 - June 2023 (potential renewal for ‘23-‘24)

Position Summary:

We are seeking a school counselor to help support our faculty and students through additional well-being and belonging programming. This position will enhance our counseling programs and student support through three modalities:

  1. Build systems and processes to integrate our counseling, learning support, and student life activities to create a highly connected student success approach for our students with complex neurodiversity profiles.
  2. Support students and families with acute social-emotional needs in grades 7-12 directly with 1:1 meetings and case management support.
  3. Coordinate outside professional resources and presenters related to wellbeing and belonging topics deemed to be the most impactful and necessary for our students, parents, and faculty.

Position Requirements

  • Significant experience in school counseling (independent school experience is preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to build systems and process related to student support
  • Experience with and an understanding of clinical counseling practices
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; with significant experience and training in the implementation of programming and leadership in this realm
  • Understanding of educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of students and expertise in collaborating with additional professionals to support school needs
  • Effective communication, including experience with written, verbal, and social media.
  • Comfort with and understanding of technology
  • A degree (master’s preferred) in school counseling

 

All qualified candidates should submit the following to Christine Conkle, executive assistant to the head of school, at conkle@wellington.org

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

The Opportunity:

At Wellington, innovation meets humanity. Our 700+ students, from age three through twelfth grade, thrive as part of a community where failure can’t possibly dampen the thrill of pursuing new experiences. Curiosity is sewn into the fabric of Wellington where passion-driven learning is guided by student interests. While we’re serious about education, we know that joy is the catalyst to learning that lasts. Diversity is part of Wellington’s educational philosophy because a greater sense of belonging leads to better learning. Yes, we’re diverse racially and ethnically, but we also represent an array of identities and realities. You can be certain that every student and every family at Wellington is respected, heard, and celebrated.

The Head of Middle School will report to our Head of School who is in his fourth year in the role, having previously served as our Head of Upper School. This position will join a highly collaborative and dynamic leadership team that includes the Chief Experience Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Head of Early Childhood and Lower School, and Head of School Upper School. Over the last few years, Wellington has experienced year-over-year enrollment growth, including a current middle school with over 200 students and 27 faculty and staff.

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country, consistently earning accolades for its future-focused approach to city planning and smart development, while maintaining an affordable cost of living. The city is a sports town, a space that celebrates the arts, and a mecca for those who enjoy going on culinary adventures. And with over 230 miles of trails in our metro parks system, Columbus is also an oasis for those who love to get outdoors. Whatever your passion is, you can find it here. 

Job Title:                      Head of Middle School

Office or Division:       Middle School

Reports To:                  Head of School

Effective Dates:           July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 (FTE 1.0, 12-month)

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and collaborative educational leader to join us as our Head of Middle School. This expert will help us create a strategic vision for the division and to continue to build and refine a dynamic, authentic, and engaging educational experience for more than 200 students. Working with outstanding and committed faculty, and joining a forward-thinking school, we are seeking a person who combines curricular expertise with an innovative vision for all aspects of middle school. Experience leading and inspiring faculty is a must, with a demonstrated ability and commitment to connect effectively with students. Within months, we will move into a brand-new middle school facility built around a central commons. We are excited to welcome a new leader whose highly connected and collaborative mindset complements this new space. As a community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, this leader must be curious and bring knowledge and experience related to nurturing empathy and social-emotional learning. We expect that as an active member of the Wellington leadership team, the new head of middle school will bring an unflappable optimism while also being comfortable and skilled in written communication and public speaking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the educational leader of the middle school (grades 5-8)
  • Observe, supervise, inspire, guide, and evaluate faculty
  • Maintain a visible presence in all areas of the school
  • Communicate effectively about the division’s programs, initiatives, and community expectations
  • Oversee co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs
  • Serve on the senior leadership team of the school
  • Play an essential role in designing and maintaining the preschool-through-grade 12 program continuum

Position Requirements:

  • Significant experience in academic leadership
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with significant leadership experience and training in the implementation of programming in this area
  • Demonstrated experience working with middle school students, teachers, and parents
  • Deep understanding of leading middle school curriculum
  • Understanding of educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of adolescents
  • Effective communication skills, including experience with written and verbal communication and social media
  • Comfort with and understanding of technology

All qualified candidates should submit the following to Christine Conkle, executive assistant to the head of school, at conkle@wellington.org.

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Office or Division:       Middle & Upper School

Reports To:                  Head of Upper School

Effective Dates:           February 13 - June 1, 2023 

Position Summary:

Have you always wanted to work in an environment where new ideas are valued, and it is understood that being a part of a diverse community makes us all better thinkers and problem solvers? Wellington is seeking a dynamic Latin long-term substitute teacher for students in grades 7-12. We seek an effective professional who is forward-thinking, innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic in their approach to their classroom environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an excellent command of the target language, integration of emerging technologies, diverse teaching strategies, and varied modes of assessment focused on learning outcomes around creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach five sections of Latin in the middle and upper schools
  • Recognize the importance of diverse teaching strategies and modes of assessment
  • Model a growth mindset in all aspects of professional endeavors

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and/or Latin. Students completing coursework in their senior year are encouraged to apply.
  • A high level of proficiency in Latin
  • Demonstrating cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Understanding of child development and educational needs for students in grades 7-12
  • Flexibility in response to the changing needs in a dynamic learning community
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Physically able to perform essential functions in a variety of settings
  • Ability to use PC technology and Microsoft Office to facilitate communication and documentation

Qualified candidates should send materials to Brenda Porter, upper school administrative assistant, at porter@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Completed application
  • Statement of educational philosophy 

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Office or Division:       Early Childhood/Lower School

Reports To:                  Director of Experiential Learning

Effective Dates:           August 2022-June 2023, part-time 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Position Summary:

Wellington’s Early Childhood and Lower School Aftercare Program supports three-year-old students through fourth grade. It is a fee-based program designed to provide a safe, positive, and fun transition between the school day and home. The Aftercare Program is available from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Indoor/outdoor recess, snacks, and themed activities are just a few of the experiences for the students while in Aftercare.      

Aftercare teachers are responsible for supervising and providing a positive and safe experience for students after school. Students are in smaller groups based on age, and each group is supported by dedicated staff through the afternoon. Students’ interests guide some of the activities and teachers’ interests can also guide the offerings for students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for students arriving to the program
  • Active supervision of students
  • Positively engage with students during snack, structured activities, and unstructured play
  • Help plan and implement games, crafts, read-alouds, and other indoor/outdoor activities
  • Hold students accountable to follow behavioral expectations
  • A positive sense of humor, enthusiasm, and effective communication and written communication skills

Qualified candidates should send materials to Gina Spicer, Director of Experiential Learning, at spicer@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Wellington fills our substitute needs through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO).  Apply to be a substitute through the ESC of Central Ohio

Questions regarding the application process, may be addressed by contacting the ESCCO at substitute@escco.org or 614-445-3750. 

Wellington offers competitive daily pay rates and a free lunch to substitutes.