Primary School Nurse

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 05/06/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 1278737

Reference: 1278737

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated capacity to effectively coordinate the administrative demands associated with the role of Registered Nurse
  2. Demonstrated capacity to develop procedures and guidelines which ensure the effective and reliable maintenance of student first aid records across the school
  3. Highly developed interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships with staff, parents and students
  4. Demonstrated ability to assess and manage the first aid needs of students, staff, volunteers and contractors.
  5. Ability to use Cases, Teams, Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  6. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, both independently and under direction.
  7. Ability to deliver Accredited first aide training to staff and students


No attendance is required during the school holidays.

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

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.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  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.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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.


Create a positive culture of belonging, care, high expectations and learning within their team and the school

  • Provide high level support to the Resource Manager and Head of Operations in First Aid and OH&S
  • Proactively build a positive working relationship with all other leaders at this level
  • Attend and actively contribute to relevant meetings and events OH&S portfolio
  • Support and encourage staff to share ideas, strategies and resources


  • Provide First Aid to students and staff as required
  • Contact Parents & Guardians with information on their children when they need First Aid and/or medical attention
  • Liaise with Principals, Student Wellbeing Coordinators & other staff as appropriate regarding students at risk
  • Liaise with local council regarding student immunisations
  • Arrange annual staff immunisations where they are approved to be administered on site
  • Maintain First Aid Kits throughout the school and provide kits for camps and excursions
  • Order, store and monitor medications and medical supplies to ensure First Aid cupboard is always well stocked and up to date
  • Maintain accurate and up to date health records
  • Document all necessary First Aid visits and Incidents on eduSafe
  • Liaise with Wellbeing regarding the Doctor’s in Secondary School’s program and manage bookings
  • Perform administrative duties required for recording COVID-19 positive cases
  • Monitoring supply and distribution of student and staff RAT tests
  • Ensure all students on special lists and requiring medication are up to date eg anaphylaxis, diabetes etc
  • Ensure sick bay remains clean, tidy and uncluttered at all times
  • Attend relevant Professional Development as they arise
  • Organise Staff First Aid training including EpiPen & Anapen training supervision
  • Deliver First Aid training as required and as qualifications permit
  • Provide a safe and friendly environment to students in attendance
  • Keep up to date with changing legislation of administering support for students and staff and running a sick bay
  • Ensure all processes comply with Department regulations

Other duties as directed by the Executive 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

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

School Profile

Principal: Gabrielle Zorko

Assistant Principal: Elmarie Pentz and Brock Wilson

Springside Primary School Profile


Springside Primary School is located in the City of Caroline Springs in the western suburbs of Melbourne approximately 34 kilometres from the Melbourne Central Business District. The school was originally founded in 2009 as a campus of Caroline Springs College before establishing itself as Springside P-9 College in 2012.  Springside College was a Kindergarten to Year 9 educational setting that was constructed in two stages.  Stage 1 opened in 2009, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 4 with a total of 154 enrolments. Stage 2 followed in 2010, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 9 with a total of 570 enrolments.  In 2017 a further transition occurred with the opening of a local secondary college. In 2020, the school opened as the newly named Springside Primary School. Current enrolments are approximately 802 students and steadily increasing.

Our School Motto

Learning Today - Leading Tomorrow

Our School Vision Statement

At Springside we deliver excellence. Our community works in harmony to develop creative learners who think, act and contribute positively to an ever-changing world.

Our School Values

Respect – Optimism – Responsibility – Excellence: At Springside we RORE!

Our School Mission Statement

To embed a Professional Learning Community culture at Springside Primary School, where we work collaboratively and interdependently to significantly improve the outcomes of every child at our college. This will be achieved through:

  • having high expectations of ourselves and others in our Professional Learning Community
  • a shared belief that all students can and want to learn, and have the right to achieve their full potential
  • delivering an authentic Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum that is differentiated to meet the individual learning needs of our students
  • authentic and evidence-based assessment practices that are being used to identify and monitor our students progress and their next learning
  • delivering a Twenty-First Century learning environment for all members of our Professional Learning Community
  • ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all members of our Professional Learning Community
  • building teacher knowledge, skills and capacity
  • utilising research-based best practices and authentic evidence
  • providing relevant and timely feedback for staff and students
  • monitoring and reflecting on our progress
  • recognising and celebrating our successes
  • recognising and acknowledging areas for improvement and working collaboratively and strategically to address them


Our Purpose

At Springside Primary School we have a strong focus on student growth across all aspects of their school and beyond school lives. As well as focussing on growth in student learning outcomes, we have our students’ engagement and wellbeing at the forefront of our actions. Our priority at Springside Primary School is to meet the individual learning needs of every student and to enhance their learning opportunities and achievement. We believe every child can learn and that every child has the right to learn. We take seriously the responsibility we have in ensuring each child realises their full potential and grows to participate and contribute to their future community. This is best achieved by parents, students and staff collaboratively working together in partnership.

Last year we were in our final year of our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, with 2020 being a year of School Review. The School Review was postponed due to COVID-19 and consequently was finalised in March 2021.  Due to the disruption of COVID-19, the 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan is being finalised, please see the School Review Findings and School Strategic Plan document found at: https://springside.vic.edu.au/about/policy-practice/ for more details on the future direction of the school.



The School Review Panel recommended the following key directions for the next School Strategic Plan:

  • Learning achievement and growth for all students
  • Guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Assessment for learning
  • High impact teaching strategies
  • Effective use of the agreed instructional model
  • Adult learning using observation, feedback and coaching
  • Students as active and empowered learners


Supporting this strategic direction is Springside's Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum and lesson structure based on the Springside Workshop Model coupled with the Gradual Release of Responsibility which underpins our focus on high-quality learning and teaching. To further support this we have a strategic approach to enhance the capacity of our teachers, through the PLC model. We have implemented the School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support approach to enhance the already high expectations we have of our school community.

We would love to find a teacher who is committed to evidence-based practice with an understanding or interest in the Science of Reading. In 2020, we started our journey towards aligning our curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to the Science of Reading including explicit, synthetic and systematic phonics instruction in Prep-Year One.  In 2022, the whole school (including specialist teachers) will continue to focus on vocabulary instruction.  Furthermore, our Prep-Two PLCs will be focussing on decoding supported by the Little Learners Loves Literacy resource and our Year 3-6 PLCs will be focusing on encoding supported by Spelling Mastery.  At Springside Primary School we have the best bunch of highly motivated and responsive students, supportive parents and innovative and inclusive staff.



School facilities include the Springside Kindergarten complex, over 40 air-conditioned classrooms, full-size gymnasium and performing arts learning area, library, canteen, food and materials technology spaces, a science room, two art rooms and the administration area. Outside students have open synthetic grass spaces, two playground areas, two basketball courts and many passive playing areas. Information Technology is available throughout the school, with all children having access to mobile computing via wireless internet. There are interactive whiteboards installed in all learning areas and in Years Prep – 6 there is a range of ICT devices and resources allocated to each year level. The school's classrooms are flexible, open design featuring external glass walls that open into common learning areas. Environmentally sustainable, the school's design features cathedral ceilings and louvre windows that provide natural ventilation throughout the campus.  The school also has an impressive Stephanie Alexander Kitchen-Garden program.





Primary School Nurse

Job type:

Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 05/06/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Gabrielle Zorko | 041/903-7819

Primary School Nurse