Nurse (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warragul

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1415211

Reference: 1415211

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warragul

Selection Criteria

SC 1. Evidence of high standards and expertise in nursing and first aid, with a strong commitment to professional learning.

SC 2. Demonstrated exemplary written and oral communication skills, including the ability to utilise computer software products effectively.

SC 3. High level ability to work cooperatively and to a professional standard with all members of a school community - parents, students, staff.

SC 4. Demonstrated experience in supporting children and adults in a caring and compassionate manner, yet maintaining professionalism and discretion.

SC 5. Evidence of experience in effective records management, activity/injury recording, assessment and care planning.

SC 6. Demonstrated experience and ability to work in a team environment. 


Attendance is generally not required during school vacation periods. You may be recalled for up to 6 days as per the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017. You will be paid a leave purchase allowance of 72.47% for additional days worked.

Hours of attendance are from 8:30am to 4:36pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. This position is Monday to Friday. Hours may change if students needs change. This will be in agreement with the successful applicant. 

Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

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.


Duties include but are not limited to:

* Provides timely, high-quality and evidence-based primary health care to students and staff as well as supporting students with complex health and medical conditions where appropriate which are within the parameters of DE.

* Communicates effectively with students, their families, the school community and with other health practitioners and service providers.

* Develops comprehensive student health plans and evaluates ongoing care to promote the health, wellbeing, and development of individual students.

* Recognizes where it is appropriate to make referrals to health practitioners, and to other service providers to meet the individual healthcare needs of students.

* Develops and implements health education and promotion programs in response to identified health priorities in schools and in collaboration with school community.

* Active member of School Nursing team contributing to policy and procedure development.

* Other duties as required by the Principal.

Who May Apply


  • Current registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority.
  • Current Victorian Working with Children Check.
  • Current Victorian Drivers License.


Post graduate qualification and/or demonstrated expertise in pediatric health, school health, community health, public health and/or primary health care.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


Other Information

School visits are available by appointment.
Address:  55 Burke St (PO BOX 959) WARRAGUL VIC 3820
Phone:  0356231385
EMAIL: warragul.district.ss@education.vic.gov.au

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

Location Profile

Warragul and District Specialist School is situated in the regional town of Warragul in West Gippsland, an hour and a half east of Melbourne. The school commenced the 2024 year with approximately 125 students aged between 5 and 18 years.  All students at the school have an intellectual disability with a large percentage having multiple disabilities including Autism, sensory and physical impairments and associated conditions.  Students travel to the school from a broad geographic area, including Drouin, Neerim District, Yannathan/Poowong, and Trafalgar.

At Warragul and District Specialist School we believe that all students can and will learn, and grow in self-esteem, through fostering a climate of care, dignity and respect, using consistent behaviour management strategies, deliberate positive reinforcement, and recognition of achievement. The school promotes a curriculum that develops skills that its graduates will utilize as adults.  We believe that graduates should be actively involved in work/further education, participate in managing their own homes, and are active participants in their own local community.

The whole school commitment to build teacher capacity and improve student learning outcomes is reflected in the key improvement strategies in the school¿s Strategic Plan which are:

To improve student outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy.

To improve student confidence and self-esteem across the school.

To improve the readiness of students for post school life.

To effectively manage school resources to cater for increasing enrolments and a diverse student population.

In 2018 the school reviewed its values in line with the School wide Positive Behaviour Supports initiative. All components of the school community were consulted coming up with 3 values.

·         Be a Learner

·         Be Safe

·         Be Respectful

In 2024 these values are strongly embedded into the school community and provide a framework from which the school community will continue to monitor expectations and norms across school programs, activities and events.

The school currently has achieved a Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Supports (SW-PBS) bronze award status

At Warragul & District Specialist School we believe in in the principles behind our school motto, "Celebrating Difference". Acknowledging and celebrating individual difference in all students and members of the school community.

Nurse (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4


Matthew Hyde | 035623-1385

Nurse (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)