Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1283062

Reference: 1283062

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant qualifications, recognised for professional membership of ALIA.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Library requirements in an educational setting and a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with young people, with the knowledge and ability to support student achievement.
  3. Wide knowledge of young adult literature and the ability to promote and foster a reading culture.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies, their application within a school library and a capacity to develop opportunities for enhancing student learning through their use.
  5. Excellent organisational and management skills and experience in delivering a high standard of library services to meet the needs of students and staff.
  6. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to lead and manage staff and work as a member of a highly performing team and effectively liaise with staff, students, vendors and networks in line with BHS core values.


The holder of this position will be a key member of the Library team at Ballarat High School. The team includes 2 x Librarians, 1 x Library Technician, and staff and student volunteers.

This position will support the achievement of the Library’s goals:

  • To maximise learning growth & achievement of all students.
  • To promote a reading culture, develop literacy and foster a love of reading.
  • To teach information literacy skills and create responsible digital citizens.
  • Optimise the social & emotional wellbeing & resilience of every student.

The Librarian will have a key role in the leadership, management, and delivery of Library services to students and staff and will have a high level of independence and accountability.  Student supervision will be an integral part of the role.

As an ES staff member, the range of duties may be expanded in the future in accordance with the ES Range 1 Level 3 General Duties.

Attendance during some school holiday periods may be required and would be compensated through Leave Purchase or Time in Lieu arrangements.



  • Development and maintenance of both print and non-print collections and services that meet the needs of students and staff.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and flexibility of information services in meeting School and student needs and contributing to strategic planning of library services for the school.
  • Assist with the management of library resources, equipment and budget.
  • Produce, promote and display relevant materials to students and staff which creates a welcoming learner-centred environment.
  • To maintain the Library as an active, vibrant, orderly and efficient learning area of the School.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment, ensuring identified risks regarding equipment, resources and facilities are reported to appropriate OH&S personnel within the school.
  • Manage appropriate cataloguing and borrowing systems for resources, equipment and teaching aids that support Ballarat High School’s needs, including the use of the Oliver library management system.
  • Support and contribute to the Library’s online presence –e.g. wiki, blogs.


  • Play a leading role in the use of emerging technologies within the library context.
  • Support students to become resourceful, independent users of the Library.
  • Advise on, and where appropriate provide, teaching staff with relevant resources to support the teaching of the curriculum.
  • Develop and implement professional learning for staff to develop their information literacy skills.
  • Develop programs which enhance and support a reading culture within the school.
  • Implement and organise research, reading and literacy programs to support teachers in the development of literacy skills in students.
  • Develop and implement promotional activities that increase the usage of the library service by students and staff.
  • Support staff to ensure they work within copyright rules and regulations.


  • Assist in the planning, submitting, implementing and evaluation of program budgets for the Library.
  • Work on the circulation desk and provide technical and research support to library users.
  • Conduct an annual stock take of resources.
  • Liaise with relevant staff regarding student booklists.
  • Maintaining digital equipment held in the library and supporting student and staff use of such equipment.


  • Assist in the management of the work of Library staff and volunteers.
  • Assist in the identification of own training needs.
  • Participate in a review of personal Performance and Development.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of 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

Other Information

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 online at the Departments Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.



Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to Mrs Lesley Thorpe on 03 5338 9000, until Friday 24th June 2022.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted via Recruitment Online www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/Pages/advacsSch.aspx or a copy of your application can be emailed to Mrs. Jenny Wood, Personnel Manager, ballarat.hs@education.vic.gov.au, marked ‘Confidential – ES – Librarian’ by 8th July 2022.

Responses to the key selection criteria and a resume including the names of three referees, contact numbers and email addresses should be included in the application.

Vaccination Requirement

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

Ballarat High School is a learning community where every person is valued, respected, and challenged as a learner.

Ballarat High School commenced in 1907 as Agricultural High School and today has a student population of 1500 students.  Ballarat High School has a long history and tradition of providing a quality education to the youth of Ballarat. While the school has changed physically over its hundred-year history, what has not changed is the significant contribution it makes to many young lives.

We endeavour to provide an inclusive, positive, respectful learning environment for all students. We believe in educating the whole person and acknowledge the correlation between student wellbeing, connectedness, and academic achievement. Our mission is to provide the right supports, to the right students at the right time.

Our values of Pride, Respect, and Responsibility under the moto of Duty Always ensure we build and maintain strong and positive relationships. We focus on teaching and learning improvement strategies that will raise standards and outcomes for all individuals in a culture of high expectations, collaboration, shared values, and trust.

Capital infrastructure upgrades in recent years have provided wonderful learning spaces and contribute to our positive, safe, and inclusive school environment.

Please visit www.ballaraths.vic.edu.au for additional information.


Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Mrs Lesley Thorpe | 03 5338 9000