First Aid Assistant

Derrimut Primary School commenced operations in February 2010 and is one of 11 schools in the Public, Private Partnerships (PPP) program. Derrimut Primary is a government school opened to serve the educational needs of the growing suburb of Derrimut, which is a diverse cultural and socio-economic community. The school has a current enrolment of 730 students.
Derrimut Primary School has the motto of “A Place to Grow and Thrive” and we have the core set of school values of Excellence, Respect, Responsibility. Derrimut Primary provides the school community with an educational facility that is unique in its innovative programs delivered by dedicated staff, enjoyed by enthusiastic students and supported by families in striving for excellence in learning and achievement.

Derrimut Primary School has extremely talented and professional staff, who work collaboratively to meet the educational and engagement needs of all students. The school community is committed to high expectations for all students through the Victorian Curriculum and the school guaranteed and viable curriculum that are delivered in every learning community for every student. The school is organised into year level learning communities with1 teacher responsible for 1 grade of students. We have high expectations in literacy and numeracy and provide a strong professional learning architecture to ensure consistency across the school so that every child is supported to grow in their learning. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where teachers, students, parents and the community strive for excellence in an effective partnership to improve student learning. Students explore the areas of Humanities, Science, Technology and Health through an inquiry scope that supports students to deepen their learning in 7 years of schooling. The School has a range of technology with our students sharing trolleys of iPads in the P-2 area and a 1:1 iPad program in the 3-6 area. Our students and teachers participate in a range of mentoring, coaching and leadership programs across the school. Student agency is valued at Derrimut and is reflected in student led goal setting, conferences and participation is in decision-making activities for the school and the community.

Our school prides itself on the excellent facilities, both indoor and outdoor to support high expectations and student learning. The main building is centred on the Resource Centre, where children have access to state of the art research and literacy facilities. Curriculum Support programs operate in Physical Education, The Arts and Languages, and Health and Sustainability. Our Design Centre caters for our Kitchen Garden, The Arts and other STEAM programs. Learning spaces and opportunities are extended to a full sized oval, large gym and our own wetlands, native gardens, sensory garden and a play pod. The school has a full sized indoor basketball court, two outdoor courts and a lovely play area for children; most of which has extensive shade structures in place. The YMCA is a valued partner of Derrimut Primary School and run a Long Day Care centre and Before & After School program in an adjacent community hub.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

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


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 role of the school’s first aid officer is to work independently, providing first aid for students with an illness or injury and ensuring DET procedures and processes are followed. This position is also required to support the administration staff as directed. The working hours are between 10.30am to 3pm, five days per week during the school term. The daily duties include and are not limited to:

  • Attend to students and staff who present to first aid and ensure parent/guardian contact occurs where necessary
  • Take a lead role in supporting teachers, principals and staff in health support planning for students and staff
  • Ensure that student’s emergency contact details are current
  • Have completed appropriate training in first aid, asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and CPR management
  • Ensure all medication supplied by the student are within their use-by date and administer medication as directed by medical practitioners
  • Work with staff to conduct regular reviews of management strategies; risk assessments and develop strategies to raise awareness in the school community about health and safety issues.
  • Ensure supplies are maintained at all times, for all purposes and first aid kits are regularly checked and fully resourced.
  • Ensure student medical alerts are current and communicated effectively to staff working with students.
  • Record and report first aid visits and accidents as outlined in the DET guidelines.
  • Where relevant, consult with Student Well-Being Leader where student welfare concerns arise.
  • Ensure first aid facilities are clean, well organised and maintained according to OH&S standards.
  • Perform duties as requested by the Principal Class
  • Be familiar with DET policies relating to first aid and emergency management procedures
  • Facilitate bi annual anaphylaxis training for staff to ensure compliance as per DET requirements
  • Liaise with external providers of support services.
  • Provide medical intervention support that involves a specific medical condition approved by the Department, requires specialised training/instruction that requires regular updating and has clearly defined responsibility for the administration of such support.

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.

  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at