The Administrative and Welfare Assistant will be part of a busy office team, supporting the Office Manager with administrative tasks to ensure the school meets its educational aims. They will also have overall responsibility for First Aid at the school. The post holder is expected to contribute to and abide by the overall ethos of the school.
Job Share candidates will be considered for this position
Areas of responsibility
Support for Teachers
- Assist with the planning of activities for pupils with medical needs.
- Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
- Provide clerical/administrative support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, use of Integris and upkeep of confidential and sensitive medical information.
Support for the Curriculum
- Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupils’ medical needs.
- To ensure that correct medication is provided for pupils undertaking off-site activities.
- Write and communicate risk assessments for specific activities or safety issues for pupils with medical needs.
Support for the School
- To administer emergency first aid, record accidents and treatment given.
- To monitor and supervise the administration of medication for pupils.
- To liaise with parents and carers and professional staff over matters of pupil health and welfare.
- To ensure that emergency first aid boxes/kit are checked regularly and stock updated.
- To ensure that all pupil records, manual and database are completed appropriately and maintained.
- Take responsibility for an area of administration/clerical within the school.
- To make and administer all arrangements for routine medical checks of pupils, liaising with the School Nurse as necessary.
Support for Pupils
- Assist with the development and implementation of Medical Care Plans and Personal Care programmes.
- Attend to pupils’ personal needs, including social, health, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters including intimate care and dealing with pupils’ bodily fluids.
- Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
- Supervise and provide particular support for pupils with special medical needs, ensuring their safety needs.
- Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
- Hold high expectations and promote self-esteem, well-being and independence.
- To liaise with pupils, their families and other schools to ensure full medical history is gained collecting relevant medical letters and follow-up information as required.
Additional support and duties
- Participate in training and performance development
- Attend and participate in meetings as required
- Assist with whole school events when required
- Any other duties as required by the Head Teacher
To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties, however, will fall within the scope of the post.