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Careers at Carey

Great Opportunities for Great People

At Carey we are always interested in meeting passionate educators and administrators who can add to our vibrant learning community.

A Wonderful Place to Work

Teachers enjoy collaborative opportunities to work with other faculty as well as the autonomy that marks the teaching experience in independent schools. We seek individuals who are committed to the standards of teaching excellence. We encourage lifelong learning through a robust professional development program.

Our faculty salaries are competitive with the local public, parochial, and independent schools on the mid-peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. Exceeding the requirements for an independent school, The Carey School hires credentialed teachers with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in education and/or their specialty. Many of our teachers have advanced degrees.

The Carey School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation in its hiring practices. The school seeks educators from diverse backgrounds and all candidates are encouraged to apply.

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The School encourages close, warm relationships between students and School faculty and staff. At the same time, it is important each employee’s conduct is at all times professional. Employees must maintain appropriate boundaries between themselves and students to ensure they avoid even the perception of inappropriate conduct. Some activities may seem innocent from an employee’s perspective but may be perceived differently from the perspective of a student or parent.

The objective of this policy is not to prevent positive relationships between employees and students, but to prevent relationships that could lead to, or may be perceived as, inappropriate or sexual in nature. Employees must ensure they do not cross the boundaries of a professional relationship at all times.  Carey faculty and staff are ambassadors of the Carey values whether they are on campus or representing the School within the Carey community.

Contact With Students:

  • Unnecessary physical contact with a student in either a public or private situation;
  • Intentionally being alone, without a specific educational and/or health reason, with a student on campus or away from the school without parent or supervisor knowledge or permission;
  • Becoming involved with a student so that a reasonable person may suspect inappropriate behavior;
  • Excessive attention toward a particular student;
  • Under no circumstances should a faculty or staff member drive students;
  • Giving gifts to an individual student that are of a personal or intimate nature;


Communication With Students:

  • Making, or participating in sexually  inappropriate comments to include sexual jokes, stories, comments with sexual innuendo in any capacity anywhere on the campus;
  • Swearing or using inappropriate language in the presence of students;
  • Seeking emotional involvement with a student for an employee’s benefit, including inquiring about personal details of a students private relationships;
  • Discussing an employee’s own personal troubles or intimate issues with a student;
  • Inappropriate use of social media with or about students who are still minors;
  • Communicating with students via texting, phone calls, using personal email or social media with students rather than using school email for anything not related to school or educational purposes;
  • Sending communications to students of a personal nature.

Duty to Report

If an employee finds him or herself in a difficult situation related to boundaries, the employee should ask for advice from a supervisor or a School administrator. When any employee becomes aware of another employee crossing inappropriate boundaries with a student, the employee must report the matter to their supervisor, Assistant Head of School or Head of School. In some circumstances, employees will also have the duty to report such conduct in accordance with the mandated reporter requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Carey School is committed to equal employment opportunity and a respectful workplace.  State and federal law protect individuals from workplace discrimination and harassment based on certain legally protected characteristics.  The School’s policy uses the term “legally protected characteristics” including:  race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), genetic characteristics and information, or any other basis prohibited by law.  This policy governs all aspects of employment at the School, including hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

The School offers reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities to the extent the accommodation will enable them to perform the essential functions of the job and will not create an undue hardship.  The School also offers reasonable accommodation for an employee’s religious beliefs or observance.  Further information relating to reasonable accommodations is available from the Head of School.  If you believe that you need reasonable accommodation because of a disability or for religious practices or observance, please speak with the Head of School.