Leading Teacher Range 3 - Teacher Librarian

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 31/12/2024

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1337140

Reference: 1337140

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.


Leading Teachers hold senior positions within the College and are members of the broader College Leadership Team. Together with the Principal Class Leading Teachers share responsibility for whole College improvement and effectiveness and for implementation of the College’s Vision, Values and Mission.


They will take a pro-active role alongside the Principal Team to ensure the implementation of the College Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan. Leading Teachers will be involved in the development, implementation and review of policies, programs and processes to improve student outcomes for all students.


Leading Teachers take responsibility for improving the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce and manage a significant area or function within the College.


Leading Teachers have collective responsibility to develop effective teams and promote collaborative practice among staff. In addition, Leading Teachers need to demonstrate an active commitment to their own professional growth  in their role and as reflective classroom practitioners who are committed to seeking feedback about their performance.



The Leading Teacher Librarian is responsible for all library management, providing leadership to campus librarians and library staff.  This includes:


Leading Teacher roles/jobs


  • Coordinate the library staff and teacher librarians across our neighbourhood structure to ensure college information resources and services effectively facilitate learning and teaching
  • Co-ordinate library initiatives and participation in the teaching of information literacy in the context of the total curriculum across the campuses.
  • Attend weekly Curriculum and Pedagogy and leadership meetings as required.
  • Reports to the Assistant Principal - Curriculum & Pedagogy and the Director of eLearning and Resource Centres.
  • Devising and implementing systems for efficient library operation:
  • preparing and administering the library budget.
  • training and supervising library staff members.
  • evaluating and reporting on library programs.
  • organising regular library staff meetings



  • Evaluating the impact of resource-based programs utilised by the college.
  • Have a duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students within their care
  • Promote and seek to engage the GSSC community with library services, resources and facilities.
  • Coordinate bookable classroom areas in the library - teachers can bring their classes in to borrow books or complete research tasks.
  • Assist students in finding appropriate resources to improve/enhance their literacy and research skills.
  • Assist staff/KLA leaders to find/source appropriate resources for teaching and learning.
  • Teaches classes outside of library in Years 7 to 12 as per allotment.
  • Implement the College SWPBS model.
  • Implement the College instructional model.
  • Support and encourage Learning Area staff to share ideas, teaching strategies and resources and to develop appropriate programs for their classrooms.
  • Support the College eLearning model.
  • Work within the Neighbourhood resource centre to build literacy pedagogy capability.
  • Support the development of literacy and numeracy anchor charts for classrooms and corridors to raise the profile of literacy in the College.
  • Be responsible for the quality of the learning environment within the Neighbourhood resource centre.

Other duties as required by the Principal

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Our way of doing things at GSSC

The saying goes at Greater Shepparton Secondary College (GSSC) that we are Greater Together! That is our families, staff and community all working together to support our young people, and our students leaning on these support networks to achieve their best.

Although we are a big school able to cater for more than 2,200 students, we have been able to retain a ‘small school’ atmosphere through our House and Neighbourhood structure. Through this model, our students are able to feel a sense of Greater Belonging by having a house to call home. This provides students an opportunity to build relationships with key neighbourhood staff, as well as with their peers through our Vertical Home Groups.

Building relationships and nurturing a student-centred culture is at the forefront of everything that we do here at GSSC. Our College and House Captains and specialist First Nations, Multicultural, Values, Environmental and Music Student Leaders provide invaluable student voice and input and role model our college values and ethos at various events and activities, both in the school and in the community.

Our award-winning Careers Team provide the supports our students need to set Greater Expectations for themselves and to aspire for excellence. While we ask our students to set high expectations of themselves and each other, we also recognise that achieving your personal best is just that, personal! This is why our careers pathway mentoring and counselling is targeted to each individual student and our curriculum is tailored at each year level.

In addition to this, our Wellbeing Team here at GSSC is focused on providing Greater Care to our students through a range of services and initiatives including our Doctors in School program, paediatric clinic, Program for Students with a Disability, Secondary School Nurses and Mental Health Practitioners. GSSC Wellbeing Officers are also based in each neighbourhood to support students on a day-to-day basis.

This team around the learner is further strengthened by our Ngarri Ngarri team, made by of six staff and a Team Leader who work across neighbourhoods to support First Nations students and their families. Our Multicultural Liaison Officers (MLO) provide this same support for our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families and speak a range of languages including Arabic, Dari, Persian, Hazaragi, Swahili, Kirundi and Samoan. Both teams work in and outside of the classroom to promote active student participation, positive family engagement, a proactive home/school partnership, culturally safe learning environment and inclusive curriculum and teaching and learning practices.

Our Wellbeing and Inclusion Hub also including a range of external allied health and education agencies working in school to support students.


Our facilities

Greater Shepparton Secondary College (GSSC) is among the most contemporary secondary schools in the country, featuring award-winning school design and cutting-edge facilities.

A double gymnasium, theatrette, green room and roof-top gardens are among features found in few secondary schools. GSSC’s Enterprise and Innovation Centre for the arts, media, science and technology provides students with the subject choice and education pathways only a big school can deliver.

Our people

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the same goes for our school community – we simply could not do it without our talented, diverse and passionate teaching and education support staff.

Whether it’s in front of the classroom, maintaining our beautiful school grounds and facilities, in a leadership role, administration or providing extra support for our students and families, there are so many ways you can have a positive impact on the lives of young people here at GSSC.

Although we are a relatively new school, our people have built a fantastic workplace culture here at the college, through a induction and mentorship program supporting new staff. Our staff are also the driving force behind an active calendar of social events and opportunities to get to know one an other in a different way. Not only that but we have the benefit of living in a vibrant regional area that strives to foster a sense of community and offers a wide range of sport and recreation choice and caters to a growing food and wine culture.

Teaching in Greater Shepparton also means having the very best in professional learning and inspiration on your doorstep, with the city being home to one of the few regional centres of the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, building on the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership based in Melbourne.

The Academy provides an unprecedented opportunity for our best teachers to develop their skills and become recognised as state-wide leaders in teaching excellence, while still teaching in their Shepparton classroom.

  • Here from our talented teaching staff about why they love teaching in our community:

Our community

GSSC is a reflection of its community in that it is a highly multicultural school and welcomes students from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  We are committed to creating a school community where all members of our school community are welcomed, accepted and treated equitably and with respect.

GSSC stands on the Country of the Yorta Yorta and Bangerang peoples, nations, tribes and clans and the Greater Shepparton area is home to the largest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people outside of Melbourne.

Greater Shepparton is located 180 kilometres north of Melbourne, with a population of 66,000. It is the fifth-largest city in regional Victoria and consists of Shepparton city, Mooroopna and Tatura.

The area is a culturally and linguistically diverse community with almost one quarter of the population born overseas in more than 50 different countries. Migrant communities are predominately from Italy and Albania and settled in the region after World War II. In the following years, refugees have come from Iraq, Kuwait, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The most recent arrivals have come from Afghanistan, Iran, Sudan and other parts of Africa.

Our history

GSSC was formed by the merge of four secondary colleges in Shepparton and Mooroopna, as part of the Shepparton Education Plan - a 10-year Victorian Government strategy to transform Shepparton’s education system for young people from early learning, through to primary and secondary school, and beyond to higher skills and further education.

GSSC commenced in 2020 across the four campuses: Shepparton High School, McGuire College, Wanganui Park Secondary College and Mooroopna Secondary College.

Our combined campus, built on the former Shepparton High School site on Hawdon Street, opened in 2022 bringing students from all four campuses onto the one site.


Leading Teacher Range 3 - Teacher Librarian

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 31/12/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Marilyn Mancini | 035/891-2000

Leading Teacher Range 3 - Teacher Librarian