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Health Supervisor - Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School

  • September 07, 2021 10:21 AM
    Message # 11000534

    The Outdoor Science School is looking for a WFR Certified individual to join our dynamic and inclusive team of outdoor educators as a Health Supervisor.

    Under the direction of the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School director, the health supervisor shall provide medical and safety services to outdoor school staff and participants and training to the outdoor school staff as well as other (non-medical) needed outdoor school program duties. Daytime and overnight positions available.

    Benefits: $25.18/hour - 27.63/hour depending on experience. Single only dental and vision included. Sick pay accrued.

    To Apply: Email introduction and resume to


    ·         Administer prescribed (per doctor’s orders) and over-the-counter (per doctor’s orders and parent permission) medication and implement medical orders for the care of students.

    ·         First-aid treatment of injuries and illnesses for students, staff and visiting teachers.

    ·         Ensure the Student Registration and Health Forms and Physician and Parent Authorization to Administer Medication Forms are properly filled out.

    ·         Maintain accurate records of medication administration and medical treatment.

    ·         Supervise students under isolation in the health supervisor’s office.

    ·         Communicate in person and/or by phone with physicians, nurses, parents, teachers, Outdoor Science School director and staff concerning treatment and handling of sick or injured students.

    ·         Communicate with and support co-health supervisor. 

    ·         Provide first-aid education to staff and students.

    ·         Keep accurate records and inventory of medical supplies.

    ·         Make arrangements for and monitor students on special diets as per guardian and/or doctor’s instructions.

    ·         Make arrangements for and monitor students with special sleeping needs (i.e. sleepwalking, bedwetting).

    ·         Make arrangements for and monitor students with diabetes.

    ·         Assist in the transportation of students to a nearby hospital when necessary.

    ·         Assist with other program activities when needed.

    ·         Respond to situations involving students and student behavior on a routine basis.

    ·         Aid in the organization and supervision of high school cabin leaders.

    ·         Check cabins for cleanliness

    ·         Disinfect high-touch surface areas in cabins and larger buildings (dining hall, hillside, Brown auditorium, etc) several times a day

    ·         Follow all SC Public Health COVID protocols for schools and train staff to follow all SC Public Health COVID protocols for schools

    ·         Aid visiting teachers in their duties.

    ·         Other duties as assigned.


    Knowledge of:

    ·         Standards of first aid and emergency response.

    ·         Standards of drug and health log record keeping.

    ·         Procedures for health care in a residential outdoor school environment.

    Skill and Ability:

    ·         Supervise and provide appropriate health services to school-age (primary & secondary) students and staff in a residential outdoor science school.

    ·         Maintain accurate records.

    ·         Interact cooperatively and effectively with school officials, parents and students, staff and the general community.

    ·         Ability to make independent decisions and respond to emergency situations and provide guidance to staff.

    ·         Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and deal constructively with conflict.

    ·         Ability to meet accuracy and productivity requirements in order to perform the outlined tasks of this position.

    ·         Ability to manage time efficiently.

    ·         Ability to operate standard school health office equipment.

    ·         Ability to do simple math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate percentages and decimals.

    ·         Ability to communicate in the English language.



    ·         B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution or three years of experience in related field.


    ·         Work experience in a residential outdoor school or camp preferred; position with requirements of emergency medical background or equivalent preferred.

    ·         3+ years of experience working with children.

    ·         Bilingual in English and in Spanish preferred

    License or Certificate:

    ·         Wilderness First Responder, Current California License as an EMT-Basic, Advanced or Paramedic, LVN/LPN or RN

    ·         Valid and current CPR certificate

    ·         Valid and current California Driver’s License (must comply with SCCOE requirements for driving students)


    ·         Occasional to frequent lifting and carrying of 20-40 lbs; load and unload supplies, and set up equipment.

    ·         Ability to stoop, climb, grasp, push, pull, reach above and below shoulder level, squat and bend; and to traverse uneven terrain that may include mud or dirt.

    ·         Ability to hike on trails quickly for up to two miles, and traverse steep, narrow trails and on uneven terrain while carrying equipment.

    ·         Lead and help students on hikes to the various teaching locations.

    ·         Ability to use computers and other technological equipment, telephone, and fax machine.

    ·         Ability to safely and efficiently operate an automobile.

    ·         Be on call when off site and program is in session in order to provide 24-hour medical related advice and support to staff.

    ·         Night shift only: Ability to work night shifts and be on call in the health office during sleeping hours.


    Environmental Exposures:

    • Exposure to hot and cold temperatures and a variety of weather conditions consistent with working outside at 1000-foot elevation in heavily forested terrain.
    • The employee may be exposed to a variety of conditions, which may include rain, hail, sleet, and high winds for days at a time.
    • Exposure to dust, pollen, and a variety of plant life (including poison oak), and a variety of insects (including ticks and mosquitoes).

    Work Atmosphere Requirements

    • Workplace atmosphere can be fast-paced with high pressure.
    • Occasionally the employee may be required to go the Santa Cruz County Office of Education located in Santa Cruz.
    • Continuous contact with school staff, site staff, students, partners and the general public is required


    • ·         Starts at $25.18/hour with anywhere between 3 – 4.5 twelve hour shifts in one week
    • ·         Position begins ASAP and continues until early June, 2022 with three weeks of non-work, holiday breaks.
    • The majority of work weeks are four-day programs:  Tuesday – Friday with a few Monday – Thursday weeks and a few 5-day (Mon-Friday) program weeks
    • Weekly Schedule:
      • Should have flexibility for a varied schedule week to week.
      • Most likely schedule may be:
        • 12 hour shifts from 8am – 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday OR
        • 12 hour shifts from 8pm – 8am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
        • Occasional 12 hour shifts on Monday (daytime) and Monday-Tuesday (overnight)
        • 6 hour daytime shift on Friday (8am – 2pm)
      • Scheduling flexibility for both health supervisors is available if both parties are in agreement.
    • Single-only Dental and Vision benefits are included.   
    • This is a classified temporary position that does not accrue vacation days or personal days. 

    To Apply:

    email Heather Molloy at


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