Library Officer

$26,264 - $43,556 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Gairdner WA, Australia
  • 07 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Library Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Gairdner Primary School
Library Officer
Level 1, $26,264 - $43,556 per annum (under 21 years) & $49,639 - $57,514 per annum (21 years and over) (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS697487

This is a permanent part-time (0.16FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity?

Gairdner Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and organised Library Officer to work one day per week and join their friendly team.

As a Library Officer you will be responsible for maintaining the resources and environment of the school library.

You will also be responsible for administering the library systems ensuring records are up to date and resources are maintained and processed so they are accessible and available to students and staff at all times.

The successful applicant will ideally be an approachable person who has the capacity to work cooperatively with others to create a welcoming and vibrant library environment for students and families.

A love of books and a sound understanding of library systems, processes and stocktakes would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will ideally possess good verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.

Ideally, you will possess the ability to use computers and a range of software packages and have experience in providing administrative support with the ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.

Gairdner PS is an Independent Public School located 145kms east of Albany. Our small school has strong links with the neighbouring towns of Jerramungup, Bremer Bay, Borden, Ongerup and Wellstead. Most of our students live on local farms travelling to school by bus. There is no housing available in the local area.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment.

This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including application of customer service principles and practices.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.
  • Ability to use computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Ability to provide administrative support and organise and prioritise tasks effectively.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered.

It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Gairdner Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Diana Cooke, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Gairdner, by telephoning (08) 9836 1014 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Diana Cooke on 0488 361 089.

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school.
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Monday, 11 October 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.16
LOCATION: Gairdner
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-11 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

11 Oct, 2021