First Aid Officer [DQQ894]

First Aid Officer [DQQ894]

14 Sep
Victorian Government

14 Sep

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC


Reference: 1165422

Location Profile

Caulfield South Primary School has a quiet suburban location away from main roads, with boundaries adjoining parkland and residential properties. The original 1928 building is surrounded by attractive gardens, an extensive playground, play equipment and a synthetic turf oval. This is complemented by our Senior Learning Centre and the two double portable classrooms required to house approximately 500 students. Parent fundraising has enabled the installation of a nature play space and bamboo forest. Our school is a fully authorised IB-PYP school with a caring ethos and we focus on providing a safe, happy and supportive environment in which to teach and learn.

We aim to prepare students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society, where they will have the skills, values, understandings, resilience and courage to undertake a positive, productive and rewarding role in that world. We also encourage our students to develop optimism and enjoy a sense of humour. Academic excellence is valued with a focus on developing highly literate and numerate students, alongside our visual and performing arts, physical education and sport programs. Our instrumental music program includes a school orchestra and a drum corps which performs at many public events. Our Language Other Than English is Italian which begins in Prep. Our focus on becoming a more sustainable school has seen the development of our 'Green Machine' that involves students, teachers, parents and the broader community, from where we draw additional assistance and expertise, where possible. Student leadership is nurtured by providing every Year 6 student with leadership training and the opportunity to be a school leader for a term, while all Year 5 students participate in the Prep/Year 5 Buddy Program. The school is responsive to parents' concerns and works in partnership with parents to ensure a positive learning experience at school, using the principles of Restorative practice. A culture of performance and development ensures teachers are constantly updating their knowledge, skills and expertise, with the goal of providing a differentiated curriculum that caters for individual needs, thereby helping children develop to their full potential. The positive parent partnerships enjoyed at our school results in a high level of participation on School Council, parent activities, classroom helpers program and in social and fundraising activities and events. There is considerable investment in information, communication and learning technologies by the school and parents, to ensure an engaging, effective teaching and learning environment that brings the world into the classroom. The School Council is proactive in maintaining and continually upgrading the infrastructure (buildings, grounds and technology) of the school to support excellent teaching and learning.

Selection Criteria

All applicants must address the following Key Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating First Aid with training in First Aid,

CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop

procedures and guidelines relating to the management and implementation of first aid at CSPS.

SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4 Demonstrated understanding of school operations and culture and the capacity to become a part of our office team and assist with general administration tasks if required.

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

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



“An additional 30 days leave (pro rata for part time employees) are attached to this position”

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.


The successful applicant does not necessarily need to be a currently registered nurse but having a nursing background would be advantageous.

Hours are from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. Work hours are 5 hours per day which includes a half hour unpaid lunch break. Hours negotiable.

The successful person will be required to complete incident notifications online (Sentral) and also be trained on the Cases21 computer package.

Duties will include the management of first aid in the school and the documentation and communication involved in that as well as administration work and answering phones when needed and as time allows.

The successful applicant will also require a Working with Children Check.

The level of pay will be 0.59 time fraction of Level 1, Range 2, Step 1 (Step may vary depending on past experience with the Department of education and Training as an ES staff member.)

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 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

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

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.


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