The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. provides year-round education, recreation and support programs to children with insulin-dependent diabetes and their families. Programs include residential summer camps and a family camp in Massachusetts, day camps in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, adventure programs in New England and New York, and a week-long overnight camp in Vermont. Weekend and vacation programs are offered about once a month during the school year. The Health Services Director is responsible for all health-related aspects of our programs.
Responsibilities: Provision of health care including diabetes management to children and young adults according to Barton Center protocols; recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of health care staff and volunteers; communication with campers and their families, collaboration with medical directors and medical advisory committee; program administration (health policies, procedures, regulations, supplies, budgets, etc.).
Requirements: PNP or FNP; experience working with children and young adults; diabetes education training/experience; strong interpersonal skills; organizational skills; ability to live on-site in provided housing during summer season and fall/winter/spring programs (year-round housing available if needed).
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits.
About The Barton Center For Diabetes Education, Inc,
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is one of the largest independent camping and educational programs in the US dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. The Barton Center is a year-round camp, retreat, and conference center where learning and shared experiences combine to support and motivate children and families. More than 2,000 children and thei...r families participate in our programs annually, including the Clara Barton Resident Camp for girls, Camp Joslin for boys, Adventure Programs, a co-ed overnight camp in Vermont, Family Programs, and Day Camps in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
The focus of our programs is fun and support; the goal is to educate children and their families on how to manage the daily rigors of diabetes, so they can live fuller and healthier lives.
Barton's diabetes team consists of experienced endocrinologists, nurse educators, dietitians, mental health professionals, and well-trained counselors – many of whom have diabetes themselves and serve as role models.
The Barton Center's commitment to excellence is underscored by its consistent high marks from accreditation and licensing organizations and, more importantly, from the children and families served. The Barton Center's main campus in North Oxford, Massachusetts, is located on the scenic grounds of the historic Clara Barton Birthplace and consists of modern facilities with access to over 200 acres of woodlands and fields. Camp Joslin, a program owned and operated by The Barton Center, is located just three miles away in nearby Charlton on 145 acres of forest and sports fields surrounding a scenic 20-acre pond. The Barton Center complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is licensed by local boards of health, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.