First Aid Officer (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Applications close:
01/04/2019 (Midnight)

Job Description

Location Profile
School: COBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: Richard Road, Melton South
Telephone: (03) 9971 2900
Fax: (03) 9747 9221
Email Address: [email protected]
Contact Person: Ms Vicki Minton
School Hours: 8:50am to 3:15pm
Uniform: Maroon and Gold
School profile: Learn to Live

Coburn Primary School is situated in Melton South and has a student population of some 700 students. The school is set in a picturesque and lush garden environment bordering the Blackwood Reserve. Our enrolment comprises of students from a range of cultural backgrounds reflecting the changes within the Melton South community. The school offers specialists programs including Visual Art, Music, Physical Education, LOTE (Indonesian) and Science. We pride ourselves on being a well organised and managed school that is strategic in its thinking, planning and implementation of curriculum programs.

We offer a broad, innovative and differentiated curriculum that promotes independent learning for all. At Coburn Primary School, we believe that all students have the right to learn in a safe and friendly environment that meets their academic and social needs. We ensure that there is a continuous and robust curriculum across the school to meet the needs of students in each year level and area. All members of staff at Coburn Primary School actively work to develop their professional capacity to provide the best possible education for our students. As a result of intensive professional learning, we have developed a consistent and coherent whole-school approach to the teaching of literacy and numeracy and a whole school assessment schedule.

The Coburn School Community has identified the following school values:
Together we are Respectful
Together we are Responsible
Together we are Co-operative
Together we strive for Excellence

Our school is structured with straight grades from Prep to Year Six, this is to enable staff to work collaboratively in professional learning teams. This restructure enables us to enhance and support this way of operating.

We have commenced a partnership with the Digital Technologies branch of the Department of Education and the Apple Education Team. They are working with our staff to use technology to enhance the teaching and learning programs across the school in all grade levels and curriculum areas. The schools journey is being captured as a case study and best practice model to be used more broadly across the education system. Coburn has implemented a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad program for students in year’s three to six.

Location
Coburn Primary School opened in 1975 and is located 40 kilometres west of Melbourne. It is in a well-established estate bordering on newly developed areas to the west. Most students walk, ride or are driven to and from school. Students come from estates surrounding the school. Many of the parents who are employed commute to Melbourne for work. The student population is becoming more culturally and linguistically diverse.

The school facilities include:
A beautiful new BER Gymnasium surrounded by synthetic grass areas
Separate sets of safe playground equipment (all shaded)
Basketball, netball, volleyball, and bat tennis courts
Large undercover synthetic turf areas Synthetic Oval
Quiet shaded area for passive recreation
Canteen that operates daily providing healthy snacks and lunches.
The school consists of two main brick buildings, an older Gymnasium, Performing Arts room and Canteen as well the new BER gymnasium. All buildings are well cared for and have been painted both inside and outside.

Education at Coburn Primary School is a partnership involving parents, students and teachers and parent participation is actively encouraged. Our current staff and school council are committed to continuing our school improvement journey.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating First Aid with training in Frist Aid, CPR,
Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management.
SC2 Demonstrated capacity 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

The successful applicant must have current First Aid qualifications.
This position requires attendance from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday during the school term.
Duties will include the management of first aid in the school and the documentation and communication involved in that as well as administration and reception support when required.

The successful applicant will also require an employee Working with Children Check.

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 2. 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

A Level 2 First Aid Certificate is required for this position.
Responsibilities are as follows but not limited to:
Administer First Aid to the Coburn Primary – Students and Staff.
Manage the overall functions of the Sick Bay.
Order, store, monitor and administer medication and medical supplies in accordance with the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances legislation.
Contact parents, emergency services, allied and community health as required.
Liase with teaching staff re: any problems/queries about student medical conditions.
Refer to and liase with other appropriate colleagues (e.g. Principal, Student Support Leader) and health professionals as required.
Maintain First Aid Kits and supplies.
Prepare and monitor first aid budget.
Maintain accident/illness register and enter/retrieve data in school First Aid database according to DET requirements.
Prepare and maintain camp/excursion first aid kits.
Distribute as necessary copies of medical information to class teachers.
Print and update lists of students and their medical conditions.
Liase with Enrolment Officer to ensure newly enrolled student medical information is correct and up to date.
Maintain and update first aid policies and procedures.
Obtain basic data or factual information from given sources, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms etc.
Injury reporting – support Principal to liaise with Emergency and Security Management, Worksafe and Edusafe as required.
Maintenance of Anaphylaxis/Asthma/Allergy student documentation.
Organise staff First Aid/CPR/Asthma/Anaphylaxis training.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations in work practices and in the maintenance of environment and equipment.
Ensure sick bay is clean, well-organised and maintained in accordance to OHS standards.
Maintain First Aid Policy.
General office duties as required.
Other duties as directed by the Principal and Business Manager.

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

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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