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Library Officer - Children Services

Library Assistants
Contract Full Time
26 days ago

As one of the fastest growing council areas in South Australia, the City of Playford is focused on building sustainable foundations and places the community at the heart of everything we do. With our urban centre as the CBD of Northern Adelaide, our city is enriched by growing and diverse communities in new and established suburbs, rural and hills townships and horticultural lands. The work that we do and the decisions that we make are in the best interests of the whole and contribute to a sustainable organisational future. Modelling open decision making, we provide a supportive and collaborative environment where employees feel engaged and connected to the work of the organisation, to each other, and the community.


About the Role...


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Library Services team for a passionate and community-focused individual to take on the role of Children Services Officer.


Reporting to the Manager Library Services, this key role assists in the provision of a Library Service that meets the information, educational, recreational, language and literacy needs of the community. Importantly, it also supports and delivers an effective education program for early childhood, school age and youth in the City of Playford area.


The role is offered full time (76 hours per fortnight), ongoing.


Key Accountabilities...


Plan, develop and deliver programming for Children’s library activities including, but not limited to;

  • Story time and Book Bugs;
  • Working with local childcare centres, kindergartens and schools to facilitate visits to
    Library branches;
  • Develop and run yearly school holiday program schedule across Council’s Library
    branches; and
  • Assist with the development and provision of community literacy strategies.


About You...


It’s important to us that you are the right fit to join our team, but just as important, that Playford is the right place for you. Ideally, the successful candidate will be tertiary qualified in Education (Early Childhood/Primary) or a relevant field and/or demonstrated equivalent experience, with a thorough understanding of literacy principles as they relate to children, school age or youth.


In addition, you will possess:

  • Proven knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework;
  • Understanding and knowledge of early literacy, child development and learning
  • Demonstrated ability and passion to work with a variety of target groups;
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and youth;
  • Ability and desire to work in conjunction with volunteers; and
  • Passion for working with and for the community.

The Playford Employee Experience...


Our team work hard together, but also celebrate together, learn together and support each other. We have a commitment to work/life balance through flexible working conditions and we remain focused on providing a high level of service and positive experience for our Community, customers and stakeholders. You will also get access to employee benefits, some of them are:

  • Excellent leave entitlements including; Blood Donor leave and Purchased leave.
  • Attractive salary and benefits including; salary packaging, income protection, free onsite parking and a strong health & wellbeing focus including corporate discount on health cover and gym memberships & free employee assistance program
  • Ongoing professional development supported by study assistance and secondment opportunities

Incumbents in this position may be required to possess, or be willing to gain a National Criminal History Clearance and/or DCSI Working with Children Check.


More information...


If you hold an interest in the position and believe you possess the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil this role and would like further information, please contact Manager - Library ServicesLynda Fraser on (08) 8256 0588.


How to apply.....


Simply complete the application process by clicking “Apply Now” and include your CV and a cover letter.


Applications close at 12:00pm noon on Thursday 25 November, 2021.


Apply today!


The City of Playford values diversity and work life balance.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $71,909
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $78,740
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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