First Aid Officer
1. Job Description Title/post-holder: First Aid Officer Hours: 20 hours/week (9am – 1 pm, Monday – Friday) Working weeks: Term time only Salary: NJC 2-3, £18,198 - £18,562 (pro rata) Academy/College: Ashlawn School (Transforming Lives Educational Trust) Contract Support Staff contract Responsible to: Lead First Aid Officer Purpose of the job: To provide First aid provision across the school and administer first aid in the First Aid Room and in other parts of the school when required Duties and Responsibilities: First Aid: 1. To support the work of the First Aid room, its facilities and equipment. 2. To respond to emergency call-outs. 3. To report missing items and stocks of First Aid consumables. 4. To be part of the team called upon to offer advice on and administer first aid. 5. To care for students who report to the First Aid room with sickness or injury until they are either sufficiently recovered to return to lessons or are delivered into the care of a parent/carer. 6. To assess injuries/illness and call an ambulance in cases of serious illness or injury. 7. To accompany sick or injured students to hospital when no parent/carer can be contacted for this purpose, in collaboration with the Lead First Aid Officer and Office Manager to ensure cover for first aid is arranged. 8. To ensure that First Aid qualifications for all First Aid qualified staff are renewed as and when appropriate. 9. To support students with any special medical requirements. 10. To undertake any specialised training commensurate with students' special medical requirements. 11. To maintain accurate records of first aid offered 12. In liaison with the School Nurse Team, to support with the organisation, and arrangements of all vaccination programmes carried out on the school premises 13. To be aware of and act of school safeguarding policies and practices 14. Any other duties reasonably required by the line manager/Principal which are commensurate with the post. The duties of the post may be varied from time to time at the discretion of the Principal according to the requirements of the school TLET Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. TLET Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. All prospective candidates must have the right to work in the United Kingdom. 2. Person Specification This acts as selection criteria and gives an outline of the types of person and the characteristics required to do the job. Essential: - without which prospective candidates are likely to be rejected. Desirable: - useful discriminators for long-listing good candidates. Please make sure, when completing your application form, you give clear examples of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria. Attributes Essential Desirable Qualifications/Knowledge A First Aid at Work Qualification and/or willingness to complete appropriate training in advance of the start date. DBS clearance (will be obtained by the school, if appointed) Advanced First Aid Qualification. Experience Aptitude or experience of working with ICT Previous experience of working in a school environment and working with school IT systems. Skills Administrative and organisational skills. Empathy and the ability to work with pupils. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and to use discretion in dealing with sensitive information. Ability to deal in a professional manner with all internal and external contacts. Personal Attributes Motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, friendly and helpful. Excellent interpersonal skills. Accurate with good attention to detail. Excellent record of attendance. Standards and Quality Assurance Support the aims and ethos of the school and the staff Code of Conduct. Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance. Attend team and staff meetings. Ability to identify own training and development needs and willingness to participate in development and training opportunities. Be proactive in matters relating to health & safety. We will consider any reasonable adjustments under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), to enable an applicant with a disability (as defined under the Act) to meet the requirements of the post. ‘The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.