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First Aid Officer

Job posted: 12/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 06/06/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1278613

Reference: 1278613

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time.  The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Responsibilities

  • Attending to first aid needs of students in the First Aid room and in other areas of the school as required
  • Attendance at school sports carnivals as required
  • Completion and submission of all student or staff Incident Reports
  • Contact parents, emergency services, allied & community health as required
  • Maintenance of First Aid office and supplies
  • Maintenance and calibration of school first aid equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s advice
  • Management and audit of all portable school first aid kits
  • Management and audit of individual students’ medical kits (Asthma & Anaphylaxis)
  • Management of Medication Register
  • Supply Medical Alert list/posters to all staff offices.
  • Maintain Accident & Illness Register and enter data in accordance with DET requirements
  • Data entry of First Aid records for all students and staff, in accordance with DET requirements
  • Liaison with Student Administration staff to ensure that enrolled students’ medical information is current and correct
  • Identify and report to the Leadership Team on any non-compliance issues in relation to First Aid
  • Deliver staff training for Anaphylaxis First Aid
  • Advise staff with guidelines re DET first aid requirements for excursions/camps/activities
  • Liaison with relevant teachers in regard to First Aid requirements for any activity, excursion or camp (students and staff)
  • Preparation of first aid kits and medical listings for school activities, excursions or camps
  • Printing, collation and processing any first aid forms/documents as required for activities, excursions or camps (students and staff)
  • Ensure that the Teacher Responsible takes possession of all paperwork and kits required for activities, excursions or camps (students and staff)
  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements
  • Additional Duties as required by the Principal

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Riverwalk Primary School is a newly established government primary school located on Timbarra Drive, Werribee. Our school has facilities to cater for a long-term enrolment of 525 students and has a co-located two room kindergarten. Riverwalk Primary School is located within an extensive growth corridor and has been master-planned to allow for a peak enrolment of up to 1,100 students. There are a number of new housing estates developing within the Riverwalk area, which is contributing to our growing student numbers.

Riverwalk Primary School has two large learning neighborhoods which include general and specialist teaching spaces, an administration building, a performing arts and physical education building. In additional to this, the school has a range of outside facilities, including two playgrounds and learning street. The learning street encompasses flexible learning options with both indoor and outdoor areas of the school.  The school also integrates the latest technology as a tool to support learning, including iPads, laptops and a range of STEM resources. Interactive whiteboards and LCD screens are available throughout the learning spaces.

Riverwalk Primary School is a supported inclusion school designed to cater for a higher proportion of students with disability. The school is designed to ensure that all students can access a high-quality education closer to home. Supported Inclusion Schools are a new addition to the Victorian education system and it is a model which balances a level of targeted support that is greater than a standard mainstream school, with a level of inclusivity that is greater than a stand-alone specialist school. The buildings design, learning structures and facilities allows the school to cater for students with additional learning needs as well as mainstream students.

Our vision is to be an inclusive school community where everyone is empowered to achieve excellence. This vision is captured in the motto ‘Achieving Excellence’. Our mission is to provide a safe, inclusive and supported learning environment that inspires and challenges all members of the community to embrace learning and achieve academic, social, emotional and physical excellence.

Riverwalk Primary School is committed to:

  • Building a culture of high expectations and acknowledging that every student can learn and has the right to learn  
  • Empowering all learners to achieve excellence and celebrating their success
  • Establishing a safe, inclusive and supported learning environment that is conducive to learning
  • Developing a professional learning community that is focused on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning and takes a collective responsibility for improving student learning outcomes
  • Delivering a high quality, student focused, rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets the learning needs of all students
  • Empowering learners to take ownership and be active participants in their own learning
  • Building resilience and supporting students to be happy, healthy and confident learners
  • Engaging with parents, carers and the wider community as genuine partners in learning, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.  

Riverwalk Primary School’s values are inclusion, collaboration, resilience and excellence.

First Aid Officer

Job type:

Full time / From 06/06/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Emma Stephens | 9742 9700

First Aid Officer