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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Registered Professional Nurse18324

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Registered Professional Nurse


This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for giving care to students and for performing related nursing services such as pupil health screening and notification of defects and communicable disease control requiring judgment and skills.  This position differs from the certificated position of School Nurse-Teacher in that there is no responsibility for either classroom instruction or guidance involved.  The work is performed under the general direction of a School Physician or School Nurse-Teacher.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of clerical assistants. The professional nurse performs professional nursing services at one or more schools in the maintenance of acceptable health standards, school health records and the emergency treatment of student and employee health problems; does related work as required. This position requires a high degree of patience, compassion and responsiveness to student experiences


Typical Work Activities and Registered Professional Nurse Expectations

  • Assists the School Physician in physical, visual and auditory screening examinations of students and employees;
  • Administers first aid and emergency treatment to students and employees;
  • Prepares and maintains health records for school authorities;
  • Assists at school immunization clinics;
  • Arranges to transport sick or injured students or employees to hospital, home, doctor’s, and dentist’s office in cases of emergency;
  • Inspects the school plant, playground and cafeteria and reports on general safety and sanitary conditions;
  • Orders, inventories and oversees the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment;
  • Consults with attendance teachers, staff members and school nurse-teachers concerning a variety of health factors related to non-attendance and communicable disease;
  • Prepares records and reports as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Registered Professional Nurse

  • Open to learning;
  • Goes above and beyond to connect with students and families;
  • Connects families to community resources;
  • Good knowledge of nursing principles and techniques and their relation to medical practices and skill in their application;
  • Working knowledge of material-medical, dietetics, sanitation and personal hygiene;
  • Skill in the application of technical, oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to keep records and make reports;
  • Ability to get along well with students, teachers, parents and others;
  • Ability to carry out successfully the measures prescribed;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of sub-professional and non-technical personnel;
  • Good observation, mental alertness, firmness, initiative;
  • Cheerfulness, patience, emotional stability, sympathetic attitude toward the sick;
  • Good moral character.
Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher

Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher Role

This position will report to Elementary School Building Principal. The Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher will plan, prepare, and teach well developed culturally responsive lessons which enthuse and inspire students, and promote an exciting rigorous learning environment. The Kindergarten Long Term SubstituteTeacher will assess, track, and provide relevant and timely feedback on achievement and developmental needs to students, families and colleagues. The Kindergarten Long Term SubstituteTeacher will maintain a strong home, school and community connection. The Kindergarten Long Term SubstituteTeacher will work within a diverse environment of dynamic learners. This position will require a high degree of creativity, cultural awareness and problem-solving capabilities. 

Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher Expectations

  • Effectively and appropriately differentiates and scaffolds instruction to meet all students’ learning styles with an appreciation for students’ cultural and learning differences;
  • Select and sequence culturally relevant materials, resources, and approaches according to the content area and audience of diverse learners;
  • Design, administer, and evaluate a range of authentic formative and summative assessments as appropriate;
  • Induct students using culturally responsive practices to provide academic advice, counselling, educational guidance, and advisory support, including individual learning plans, as directed;
  • Develop culturally relevant materials and resources, implement, support and/or lead in the production and improvement of curriculum planning, and undertake other academic project work as directed;
  • Utilize learning spaces and tools (i.e., notice boards, displays) to share student work and lived experiences;
  • Maintains student data to be shared with classroom teacher, building leader and family;
  • Develops a variety of interventions and activities designed to meet students’ academic, social, psychological and physical needs with a system for monitoring progress;
  • Creates opportunities for explicit instruction in small group to provide opportunities for pre-teaching, re-teaching and targeted intervention to address lagging skills;
  • Establishes and communicates clear learning objectives for all learning activities;
  • Actively engages students in the learning process which leads to an academic success identity;
  • Communicates openly and with a growth mindset with adults and students;
  • Demonstrates the ability to create a partnership and shared vision with parents for student success;
  • Provides constructive feedback to students;
  • Monitors students and observes changes in student behavior and seeks appropriate assistance;
  • Creates a positive student learning environment;
  • Positively manages student behavior;
  • Analyzes, reflects, and responds about instructional practice.

Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher Key Qualities

  • Embraces an assets based perspective;
    Places students at the center of learning;
    Values students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
    Challenges and supports students;
  • Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff experiences;
  • Demonstrated skill in Data Driven Instruction (DDI);
  • Demonstrated ability to close the opportunity gap with vulnerable subgroups including Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Black, and Hispanic/Latino;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including families, teachers, paras, social workers, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;
  • Knowledge of developmental literacy, the District Literacy Plans and literacy assessments;
  • Instructional practices that reflect an explicit understanding of being culturally responsive
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;
  • Imparts a positive impact with students and staff.
Per SFT Contract

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.