Primary Teaching Position - Teacher Librarian, MERRIWA

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St Joseph's Primary SchoolMERRIWA
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for this position.  

Catholic Education Services is an equal opportunity employer. 


Teacher Librarians support and implement a shared vision for their school community to achieve best practice in learning. Within a contemporary learning environment, the role of a Teacher Librarian has two key dimensions:                                                                                                          

  • teaching and learning 
  • information and resource management There may be an opportunity for casual work.

Position Requirements:  

All teachers are expected to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) required by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). These Standards are reflected in the attached Position Description for a Teacher Librarian. Note: New Scheme and Returning Teachers are required to be members of NESA. Applicants must have a current Working with Children Clearance and provide date of birth with application for verification purposes. Evidence of completion of Anaphylaxis training certificate must be supplied. ( 

Essential Criteria:

  • A personal commitment to the ethos, teachings and practice of the Catholic faith. 
  • Be appropriately qualified as a four year trained primary teacher. 
  • Have completed or will complete (within four years of appointment), a Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship). 
  • Have experience in working with library systems. 
  • Have demonstrated successful teaching and behaviour management strategies. 
  • Have the ability to design learning opportunities to enhance information processing skills, critical thinking and inquiry learning to deepen student knowledge of curriculum content and information literacy. 
  • Have the ability to select and teach learning outcomes from the NSW English Syllabus and other KLAs as relevant. 
  • Have the ability to manage the Learning Hub space and source an engaging and relevant physical and virtual collection. 
  • Oversee the work of other library personnel, volunteers and external providers, as appropriate, as delegated by the Principal. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively. 
  • Have the ability to assess and provide feedback on student learning using relevant data. 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Have a sound knowledge of ALICE OPAC library software and information technology. 
  • Have the ability to design contemporary and innovative learning opportunities in collaboration with teachers. 
  • Have the ability to model and share best practice regarding innovative and emerging technologies. 
  • Have the ability to develop policies and procedures for the effective use and management of the learning spaces in collaboration with other teachers and relevant staff. 
  • Have the ability to plan and evaluate collaboratively with teachers and incorporate technology and information literacy through the KLAs. 

How to Apply:

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More about St Joseph's Primary School
Address: Marquet Street, Merriwa, New South Wales, NSW 2329, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6548 2035