Shoalhaven City Council
Library Assistant – Collection Services (Indigenous)

Posted: 10 May
Closes: 31 May


  • Salary: $30 - $35 per hour (pro rata) plus 11% Super
  • Ongoing/Part-Time position
  • Educational & Inclusive Environment
About the role
This is an ongoing, part-time position working 21 hours per week. This position is located at the Nowra Library. This position is required to work Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm and Thursday, Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Reporting directly to the Collection & Resources Manager, the focus of this position is to:

  • Work as part of the Collection Services team assisting with ordering, accessioning, processing, and deselecting of library stock for the South Coast Co-Operative Library Service.
  • Perform regular circulation desk shift work, as required.
  • Assist Children’s and Youth Services Coordinator with children’s events and activities as required.
  • Ensures that all communication provided is correct, factual, timely, customer-focused and in accordance with the relevant legislative requirements and Council procedures.
  • Ensures the Supervisor or Coordinator is aware of difficult/sensitive issues which arise.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Current NSW Working with Children’s Check
  • This position is a designated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position – validated proof of aboriginality must be sighted / provided.
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

Please refer to the attached job description for further criteria

This position requires a current NSW Working with Children Check. Applicants are required to apply and pay for this check if not already obtained.

About Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format).

1. What interests you about this role?

2. What does customer service mean to you?

3. What experience do you have working within a team environment?

4. This position requires an NSW Working With Children Check, please provide your Working With Children Check number OR if you are the successful candidate you will need to provide a NSW Working With Children Check.

Applications Close: Thursday, 30 May 2024 (at Midnight)

In the spirit of reconciliation, Shoalhaven City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Shoalhaven City Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people and are committed to providing a safe workplace.

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.