School Nurse - Glenroy Specialist School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Glenroy Specialist School, Hilton Street, Glenroy VIC, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1221370
Location: Glenroy Specialist School
Department: Glenroy Specialist School
Role Type: Nurse in schools
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By: 04/18/2021
Contact Name: Allan Waterson
Phone: 03 9304 2263
School Website:

Location Profile
Glenroy Special School provides a stimulating, caring and safe learning environment for students with physical disabilities/health impairments. We provide for students who are aged from 5 to 18 years and currently have an enrolment of 137.

The school environment is designed with an extensive hoist system, internal & external play areas, hydrotherapy & nursing facilities and a transport hub for the fleet of buses that transport the students to and from school.

Many students have multiple disabilities with visual impairment, hearing impairment and epilepsy in addition to their physical disability. We also have students with high-support health care needs. Three nurses manage the general wellbeing and health support. Glenroy Special School staff work together to provide students with a comprehensive program within an integrated curriculum. Therapy is conducted within the classroom by the whole team.

The school is divided into three sub-schools each with a sub-school leader. Sub-schools are age based with individual classes formed to cater for student academic and social abilities. Our senior school offers Transition and VCAL programs. School specialist teaching rooms include art, library, music/music therapy, physiotherapy and OT spaces, sensory rooms and a hydrotherapy pool. All staff support students in education, therapy & recreation programs. All staff participate in personal care programs and are involved in manual handling

Selection Criteria

  1. Commitment to children with a disability and an understanding of their complex health needs.
  2. Demonstrated experience in emergency management of a variety of situations applicable to a school setting.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to collate, update and maintain all student health information.
  4. Thorough knowledge and understanding on enteral feeds, asthma management, anaphylaxis, wound management, epilepdy and associated conditions.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of working with parents, carers and medical practionioners around their children's needs.
  6. Demonstarted ability to work collaboratively and manage student health issues in a trans-disciplinary setting.


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3. Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases. Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years. Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered. Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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 will include but not be limited to:

  • Management of the wellbeing of students and supporting their engagement in learning including but not limited to:
  • Preparation, maintenance and regular update of individual case notes/files for each student
  • Liaison with families, doctors, school staff and Therapists as required
  • Management and administration of medications, including documentation
  • Management and administration of enteral feeds including stoma care
  • Management of student respiratory issues including suctioning and oxygen therapy
  • Supporting students with ongoing medical issues
  • Assessing and managing students presenting with illnesses or injuries
  • Providing relevant assistance to teachers in the management of students with health problems
  • Liaison with the Principal and leadership team to support student wellbeing and engagement at school
  • Liaising closely with wellbeing coordinator, DHHS, families and other stakeholders where student wellbeing is considered to be a risk
  • Attendance at meetings as required by the school
  • Plan and deliver professional development and training for staff, parents, and others as required by the school
  • Adherence to the school’s policies and procedures
  • Assess and manage students presenting with seizures
  • Ensuring, where applicable, annual medical plans and associated medications e.g. asthma, anaphylaxis are up to date


Other Subjects

School Type


Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021