Librarian Children and Youth Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Alexia Tedmanson, Coordinator Library Programs and Marketing
Contact Number
02 9330 6202
Georges River Council, NSW



Librarian Children and Youth Services

Job No: GR400156 | Location: Hurstville

About Our Council

Georges River Council is a leading, people-focused organisation with approximately 600 staff members. Our people are working to make the Georges River area an accessible, green, diverse and innovative community and economy. We are dedicated to providing vibrant public places, sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture, helping protect our natural environment, and making our suburbs more liveable.

About the Team

Georges River Libraries are a place where people come together to share ideas, knowledge and experiences. It's a place where they can go to relax and escape, learn and be inspired. Our community can explore a range of books, manuscripts, photographs, films, maps and online resources as well as special objects our ‘Library of Things’. From digital cameras and musical instruments to international language books and unique local collections, you will discover a wide range of items to enjoy at the library. Our spaces are inviting, safe and accessible. From quiet reading rooms to busy media labs, making them ideal locations to discover, socialise and play. Our friendly team are on hand to help with any library and resourcing needs. Georges River Libraries are here to help inspire your world.  

The team is filled with talented and passionate individuals who are committed to working together and with the business to achieve its goals and objectives.  We take our values very seriously, and recognise our contributions benefit our people, and more broadly, the community. Our goal is to be the best at what we do and ensure Council is a great place to work.

About the Opportunity 

This role will contribute to delivering high quality programs and events, information and reader’s advisory services across the library service ensuring the strategic objectives of the organisation are achieved.

What we can offer you

  • Permanent, Full time - 70 hours per fortnight 
  • Full time equivalent salary from $75,395.80 - $87,357.41 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid work arrangements, and flexible start and finish times
  • Additional Health and Wellbeing paid leave
  • Fitness Passport Program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging Options
  • Sponsored Study Program
  • Parental Leave and Support
  • Employee Rewards Program
  • Ongoing Education and Resources

What we're looking for

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated experience in library and information services, collection development and digital resources relevant to the needs of children and youth
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating effective and relevant library programs and events to children and youth to encourage literacy, creativity and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the literacy needs of children and youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
  • High level customer focused approach to service delivery.
  • Demonstrated analytical, time management, organisational, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement Equity and Work Health and Safety principles.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide Council with evidence of vaccination, or an accepted certified medical contraindication. Council reserves the right to confirm the validity of contraindications in accordance with NSW Health guidelines, and to direct a Worker to undertake an independent medical examination in relation to the issuance of a medical contraindication certificate.

If you have made a positive commitment to further your career and you possess the attributes located in the Position Description essential criteria, then please submit your application today. Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Alexia Tedmanson, Coordinator Library Programs and Marketing on 02 9330 6202.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website. Closing Date: 1 March 2023 at 11.30PM AEST.

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.

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