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Medical and Welfare Officer (Term Time Only)

Location: ENFIELD, MIDDLESEX Salary: 18566 - 22285 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Education Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 3
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3047959
Medical and Welfare Officer (Term Time Only)

Unique opportunity to join an outstanding new school in north London.

An all-through school in the London Borough of Enfield. The schools intake is mixed and comprehensive in nature. We opened our doors to our first two Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year 7 pupils joined us in September 2014. The academy will reach full capacity in 2020 with just under two thousand pupils. The academy was judged to outstanding in all areas in our Ofsted inspection of April 2015.

We are now looking to recruit a Medical and Welfare Officer to join our team of staff in our secondary school. In this varied and important role you will:

• Oversee the First Aid and medical provision for the secondary phase
• Oversee provision for pupils with medical plans
• Conduct interventions with pupils relating to emotional, physical or welfare related issues
• Administer the health and safety/ accident log

First Aid and Medical Provision
• Ensure policies relating to medical issues are up to date and advise Senior Leadership Team and Governors accordingly
• Lead on whole school First Aid provision – acting as main First Aider and coordinating support from other First Aiders; to have overview of First Aid training and ensure all up to date with relevant training
• Determine what action to take with injury/illness at school, including determining whether pupils have a legitimate illness or genuine reason to be absent from school.
• Maintain records of pupil health concerns and train staff as appropriate (eg use of epi – pen, procedures for asthma attack etc)
• Liaise with the School Nurse Service for vaccinations
• Liaise with the operations manager and catering team to ensure pupils with dietary requirements are catered for
• Assist pupils as necessary, with personal hygiene routines
• Advise pupils on health issues

Pupils with additional health or welfare needs:
• Liaise with parents and medical professionals to ensure medical plans are in place for all pupils that require them
• Work with pupils with health concerns or additional needs – support to ensure appropriate attendance, maximum participation and continuance with learning
• Meet with the Education Welfare Officer regularly to discuss attendance of pupils with additional medical needs
• Provide assistance with the physical needs of pupils requiring this type of support
• Work alongside the pastoral team to support pupils with emotional needs or issues with self-harm
• Advise parents to seek support from/refer pupils on to other agencies as appropriate
• Attend multi-agency meetings where required and feed into EHCP applications and plans
• Run individual or small group interventions, including for the following needs:
- Speech and Language
- Motor Skills
- Social Skills
- Working Memory

Health & Safety Administration:
• Complete accident reports following incidents
• Ensure Senior Leadership Team are informed of findings and recommendations arising from accidents

Qualification Criteria
• Right to work in UK
• A Nursing or Welfare Qualification (desirable but not essential)
• A First Aid at work qualification or willingness to be trained

Personal Characteristics and Skills
• Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
• Flexible, highly organised and able to multi-task and prioritise work to meet deadlines
• Helpful, approachable and positive nature and ability to stay calm and diplomatic under pressure
• Able to take ownership of tasks and work with minimal supervision
• Exacting standards and an eye for detail
• Keen to learn and further develop own skills
• Sound judgment, especially relating to confidentiality and discretion.
• Ability to communicate effectively with parents, pupils and staff
• Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion

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