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Children's And Youth Librarian Sydney NSW

2021-05-29 18:46:04
Children's and Youth Librarian Sydney NSW
• Salary Range from: $77,557.19 to $92,609.08 pa + 9.5% superannuation
• + $1,000 pa transport allowance
• 35 hours per week with access to flexi time

North Sydney Council administers the North Sydney local government area on Sydney’s picturesque lower North Shore. Our 400 employees look after 77,000 residents spread across 10 square kilometres of land on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour providing spectacular harbour views, beautiful parklands, and a bustling CBD. Our aim is to ensure North Sydney remains a welcoming, well-designed, safe and beautiful environment for residents, workers and visitors.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an experienced Children’s & Youth Librarian to join the Library Services department at Stanton Library in North Sydney. This position leads the Children’s and Youth library team in planning, delivering and evaluating high quality Library programs and services for children and young people. It is responsible for ensuring that library spaces... facilities and resources support and encourage literacy, creativity and lifelong learning and reflect current and emerging communities in the North Sydney LGA.

This position requires availability for rostered customer service shifts across the full range of library opening hours, including evenings and weekends.

Essential
• Eligible for professional membership of ALIA (graduate professional qualification) or another library qualification together with extensive relevant experience.
• Experience in the development and implementation of specialised library services for children and youth (eg. collections, programs, reader engagement and events).
• Demonstrated capability in developing and delivering early literacy, storytelling and related programs for young children (aged 0-5).
• Demonstrated experience in engaging and building rapport with children, families and community groups.
• Well-developed oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated experience in providing a high level of customer service.

Desirable
• Team supervision experience and the ability to lead, develop and support staff.
• Professional experience in a public library environment
• Experience in using Aurora (AIT) Library Management System.
• Knowledge of WHS and EEO principles and practice.

Why work at North Sydney Council?

We're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams are reflective of the communities in which we operate, and we value the unique contribution each member makes to the North Sydney Council. The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing.

North Sydney Council as an employer offers excellent employee benefits such as:
• Excellent work-life balance with a 35-hour working week with access to flex-time for indoor workers or fortnightly RDO’s for outdoor workers
• Enjoy an easy walk to spectacular harbour views during lunch
• Freedom to direct contributions to any compliant superannuation fund
• A holistic health and well-being program offering exercise classes, flu vaccinations, skin checks, a touch football team, weekly fruit deliveries, health seminars and more
• Access to employee recognition and reward program
• Free access to counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program
• Free financial advice by a certified Financial Planner
• Monetary transport allowance
• Invitations to local government events, training and planning sessions
• Access to corporate social events at picturesque harbour locations
• Casual dress days in support of charities and not-for-profit organisations

To view the Position Description, Click Here

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer the selection criteria questions below.

Please note: “It is an offence under the Commission for Children & Young People 1998 Act for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.”

Closing Date: 09 June 2021 - 11.30pm

North Sydney Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in order to provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply. North Sydney Council fosters the concept of equity and fairness across all facets of employment including recruitment, promotion, training and equity of access to benefits for staff
Sydney NSW Australia
Children's and Youth Librarian Sydney NSW North Sydney Council Sydney NSW
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