Lead First Aid Officer
1. Job Description Title/post-holder: Lead First Aid Officer Hours: 32 hours/week (Monday – Friday), Working weeks: Term time only Salary: NJC 5-6 (£19,312 - £19,698) pro rata Academy/College: Ashlawn School (Transforming Lives Educational Trust) Contract Support Staff contract Responsible to: Office Manager Purpose of the job: To lead 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 be responsible for the medical welfare of students and staff, including provision of first aid services and maintenance of accident and Incident Records 2. To take charge of the First Aid room, its facilities and equipment and manage the work of the First Aid Officer 3. To be the primary contact for emergency call-outs 4. To replenish stocks of First Aid consumables. Ordering, control and usage of medical supplies within the whole school 5. Checking medication held, e.g., EpiPen's for date use 6. To be part of the team called upon to offer advice on and administer first aid 7. Contacting parent(s)/carer(s) as and when necessary with regards to students' welfare and/or sudden illness 8. 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 9. Provide administration for student medical records and ensure these are all kept up to date 10. Make decisions relating to the referral of students and staff to a doctor or hospital, calling an ambulance in cases of serious illness or injury 11. To accompany sick or injured students to hospital when no parent/carer can be contacted for this purpose, in collaboration with the Office Manager to ensure cover for first aid is arranged 12. To ensure that First Aid qualifications for all First Aid qualified staff are renewed as and when appropriate 13. To liaise with new intake parents re any special medical requirements 14. To undertake any specialised training commensurate with students' special medical requirements. 15. In liaison with the School Nurse Team, to organise, arrange and monitor all vaccination programmes carried out on the school premises 16. To be aware of and act of school safeguarding policies and practices, liaising with appropriate authorities internally and externally on matters of student welfare and safeguarding 17. 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 Advanced First Aid Qualification and/or willingness to complete appropriate training in advance of start date. A First Aid at Work Qualification. DBS clearance (will be obtained by the school, if appointed) A Nursing Qualification is desirable, though not essential Experience Aptitude or experience of working with ICT. Previous experience of working in a school environment and working with school IT systems. Managing a team 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. Managing and organising workloads for self and others Personal Attributes Motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, friendly and helpful. Excellent interpersonal skills. Accurate with good attention to detail. Excellent record of attendance. Ability to manage and motivate others. 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.