Secondary School Nurse

The Secondary School Nursing program aims to reduce risks to young people and promote better health in the school community. School nurses operate within a health promotion and primary prevention framework based on the Social Model of Health to address contemporary health and social issues relevant to young people, their local school community and their families. The role includes health promotion and primary prevention, health education, individual student health counselling and assessment, school development activities and providing a resource and referral service to assist young people in making healthy life style choices. The Secondary School Nurse works as part of the School Wellbeing team in the allocated schools and is employed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and managed by the School Nursing Program Manager.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: NurED 4A
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SEVR/1320923
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $87,869 - $91,146
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: NUR4A Secondary School Nurse Position Description.doc (Word, 125KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michelle Foulds
0477341908

Position Details

Secondary School Nurse

Are you interested in working with young people?

Do you have a passion for health promotion and health education?

Would you like to work in a unique social and natural environment?

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly self-motivated Division 1 Nurse to join the Secondary School Nursing Program in South Eastern Victoria Region (Southern Area Team) in a 1.0FTE ongoing position. However the panel will consider part time applicants.

The Secondary School Nurse delivers holistic primary care to young people in Secondary Schools as part of the School Wellbeing Team. The role includes health promotion and primary prevention, health education including classroom team teaching and small group education, individual student health counselling and assessment, school community development activities and providing a resource and referral service to assist young people in making healthy lifestyle choices.

To be successful in this role you will need to have the ability work in a multidisciplinary team, establish and maintain good working relationships with teachers in the school setting and network effectively with health and allied health professionals and youth services in the community.

Candidates are advised that they need to address the 6 Key Selection Criteria in the advertised position description.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites:www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 01/03/2018


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