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Health Educator (Part-Time)

Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.

We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.

We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission

The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 820 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.

The Position

We are seeking a health educator to join The Park School’s K-12  health team. The candidate will develop, teach and support health promotion efforts in each of the three divisions. Health education at the Park School is informed by adopted social and emotional learning core competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, healthy relationships and responsible decision making.  The faculty member will have both a high degree of autonomy in creating curriculum and school programming while partnering closely with the health team, in order to craft valuable interdisciplinary learning experiences. The faculty member will be a full participant in the life of the School.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Teach health education courses in grades 6 through 12 on a variety of topics
  2. Develop and facilitate parent education workshops in concert with the Park Connects team
  3. Collaborate on a comprehensive health education curricula for grades 6 through 12
  4. Collaborate with the health team on programming, teaching and shared initiatives

Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of child and adolescent development
  • Grounded in the fundamentals of social and emotional learning
  • Health education with a focus on health promotion and prevention including but not limited to:
    • Consent and boundaries
    • Substance Use
    • Human sexuality & sex positivity, gender identity development
    • Nutrition & body image
    • Technology hygiene
    • Sleep hygiene

Skills & Experience

  • Curriculum development
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Teaching in independent middle and/or high school setting
  • Experience w/adolescents & parents
  • Highly collaborative & team-oriented

Salary and Benefits

Park salaries and benefits are competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers this following distinctive program:

Faculty & Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program

A $5.6 million endowed program, established in 1989, supports summer professional development work by faculty. This program provides full salary and benefits for work on group or individual projects. Approximately 40% of Park faculty participate in FACA projects each summer. Projects are selected through a formal, competitive review process.

Application Process

Please send a letter of interest, résumé, personal statement, and list of references.

Contact Person:
Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone (410) 339-4159
FAX (410) 339-4125
academicresources@parkschool.net

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee's duties.