Part-time Library Assistant

Part Time Library Assistant 

Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School

Our School 

Founded in 1990, Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School is an independent co-educational primary school situated in a beautiful bushland setting in the northern Sydney suburb of Belrose. Kamaroi delivers a caring and holistic education for children based on the philosophies of renowned educator and scientist Dr Rudolf Steiner. 

Position Description 

The role is part time for 20 hrs per week across 4 days, during term time only. 

The primary role of the Library Assistant is to support the classroom teachers in achieving educational outcomes for the students, and demonstrating strong support for the values of the school and Steiner Education. 

The Library Assistant is central to our Library, creating a warm and welcoming place for our school community to learn from and enjoy reading. More than just helping to facilitate our students engaging in the services of the library, they play a key role in fostering a love of reading and literacy for students of all ages, interests and abilities. This is achieved through purchasing quality literature, their everyday interaction with students, providing support to our teachers and creating engaging displays to encourage students to try different genres, titles and interests. 

Selection Criteria 

Essential 

  • Previous experience in a school library environment. 
  • Highly developed face-to-face customer service, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Highly developed ICT skills 
  • Demonstrate a high standard of competency and proficiency in working with children. 
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with teachers and work collaboratively as a team member of the school community. 
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently under varying deadlines 
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised, display appropriate initiative and be motivated 
  • Respect confidentiality in all matters concerning the students, teachers and school. 
  • Can create an attractive, organised environment in the library 

Desirable 

  • Has a comprehensive, current knowledge of, and passion for primary school children’s literature 
  • Experience in BookMark and SCIS library software 
  • Experience in sourcing quality primary school literature 
  • Experience in the stocktake and weeding of a physical collection 

Application 

To apply for this role please send a cover letter and brief resume addressing the selection criteria to kamaroi@kamaroi.nsw.edu.au 

Applicants must: 

  • Have a current Working With Children Clearance 
  • Be able to comply with NSW Public Health Orders for schools