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Education Support - Medical Intervention

William Ruthven Secondary College


  • Education support staff member for 1:1 care of student with a disability
  • 1:1 care of a student with high medical needs; following procedures determined by Royal Children Hospital Community Care team, and after appropriate training.


The responsibilities of this position will be:

Specific duties:

  • ES staff will be assigned to a specific student and provide specific medical support for this student
  • Undertake specific Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) training to support designated student

General duties

General educational support including:

  • supporting student communication and learning including using specialised equipment
  • coactive assistance to access programs
  • recording student progress under the guidance of a teacher
  • yard duty including supporting student in recreational activities

Physically supporting and working with student including:

  • in classroom and recreational programs
  • lifting and hoisting

Moving student in wheelchair around the school, to and from buses, and on excursions including:

  • pushing manual wheelchair
  • engaging and disengaging brakes
  • harnessing wheelchair in buses
  • steering power wheelchair

Maintaining personal care of student as required including:

  • mealtime assistance
  • dressing and undressing student
  • toileting assistance
  • full support of student’s personal needs on campus and excursions

Attending to medical needs:

  • care and management of tracheostomy
  • care and management of CPAP machine
  • monitoring and supporting student’s safety, health and wellbeing

Administrative duties:

  • other duties as outlined in the EBA 2017
  • other duties as designated by the Principal

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