Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark is seeking a Full-Time School Nurse for the 2021-22 school year.


The School Nurse is a health services specialist who assists pupils and staff in attaining and/or maintaining optimum health, and promoting positive health habits and attitudes. The Nurse must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer to appropriate resources. The School Nurse must be certified as such in the State of New Jersey and comply with all Federal and State licensing regulations.



The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving students from Pre-K to 12th grade on campuses across the city of Newark. Our mission is to prepare Newark’s students for success in college and beyond. Currently, the historical college matriculation rate for GOLCS is 79% - nearly twice the national average for economically underrepresented students.

Our model is based on the following guiding principles that guide our work daily –

  1. Creating a community that is built upon genuine and meaningful relationships.
  2. Being surgical in our approach to differentiation of instruction and support of ALL students and team members.
  3. Setting and exceeding high expectations for academic growth and character development for all students, in preparation for success in college and beyond.


We accomplish our mission by:

  • Cultivating an environment where all students and staff are known and valued and are provided the support and compassion they need to be successful.
  • Delivering individualized academic support to our students daily, through tutoring provided by AmeriCorps Education Fellowship program.
  • Pairing rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support and high academic expectations for students. Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate high school. Our alumni receive intensive support from our college counseling team, while in college.



  • Access the physical well-being of the pupil in terms of developmental and present health status;
  • Develop policies, procedures, and work standards for school health program
  • Monitors compliance of school health program with federal, state, and local laws and agencies
  • Screens and conducts health appraisals for staff and students and maintains records
  • Prepares health reports for supervisor, board of education and health department
  • Maintains security of school health supplies
  • Corresponds with parents on health needs of children
  • Manages student health records; Records immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data
  • Provides professional development for staff as requested
  • Participates in child study team process as needed
  • Maintains and requests orders for equipment/supplies for nurse’s office and first aid station
  • Administers medication to students as prescribed by physician.

The School Nurse may communicate with the School Doctor as necessary and coordinate physicals. The school nurse must be present at the school as agreed upon with Executive Director.


  • Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatment
  • Considerable knowledge of child growth and development
  • Working knowledge of public health programs and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies
  • Experience in an acute care setting is preferred.


The school nurse must possess a registered nurse (RN) license and BSN degree. In addition s/he must possess an NJ Department of Education School Nurse Standard Certificate or be eligible to obtain certification.


Our students arrive, on average, significantly behind grade level. Many live in poverty – a higher percentage than most schools in the country. Upon arrival, they are statistically less than 10% likely to graduate with a 4-year degree. Our mission is that each child ultimately graduates from college. 


  1. Employees take responsibility to reverse negative outcomes of failing students, to make every effort to work proactively to engage each and every student, such that each is legitimately prepared to succeed in college.
  2. It is a given that all of the faculty work very, very hard. All staff acknowledge that we will do more than just work hard; we each seek – through formal and informal feedback – to dramatically improve. At Great Oaks Legacy, an ongoing quest for improvement is not considered remedial, it is essential and ongoing for all staff.


Additional Information

GOLCS is committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. Our staff and student population is diverse and culturally rich. We believe that racial justice and equity is critical to our mission of preparing students for success in college and beyond. We strive to be an organization that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and elevates our student voices in preparing them for life and college. 

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package, including rich health insurance plans, professional development and coaching, and retirement benefits as part of the state pension plan.

Great Oaks Legacy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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