Part Time
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TIME FRACTION:                                          EFT 0.8, 30.4 hours per week

SALARY:                                                           ES 1 – Range 3

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD:                             28/01/2020 – Ongoing

VACANCY NUMBER:                                    1175806

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:                               18/11/2019



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.


Our learning culture is supported by our Ballarat High School Learning Dispositions and the values of Pride, Respect and Responsibility. As a learning community, we are committed to educating the individual learner and focus on developing a growth mindset within our community. Our tradition of academic excellence combined with a long history of outstanding extracurricular programs and a supportive mentor program ensures the development of the whole student.

As a large school, we have a small team structure in place:

Years 7 and 8 learning teams
Year 9 ARCH Program
Years 10 to 12 learning teams

This structure supports every student in a safe and positive learning environment enabling all students to feel connected to their school. Every student is connected to a Learning Mentor, a teacher who will support them with their learning. We have high expectations of our students and teachers. We believe that high expectations encourage students to be responsible for their own learning and behaviour. We value and encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning. We have a number of parent groups (Boat Club and Performing Arts Support) that make a significant contribution to our school.

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


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 support the Ballarat High School teaching and learning program to create effective learners.
To promote a reading culture, develop literacy and foster a love of reading.
To teach information literacy skills and create responsible digital citizens.
Maintaining positive relationships with all.
Supporting the digital culture within the school, especially our BYOD program.

The Librarian will have a key role in the 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.


  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.


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


The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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.


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


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


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 will 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 Lesley Thorpe on 03 5338 9000.

Applications should be submitted via Recruitment Online www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/Pages/advacsSch.aspx or three copies of your application can be forwarded to Mrs Tracey Ginn, Personnel Manager, marked Confidential – ES – Librarian.

Responses to the key selection criteria and a resume including the names of three referees and their contact details (phone and email) must be included in the application.


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