Programs Assistant

  • Strathfield
  • Strathfield Council
Division: Corporate & CommunityTeam: Library & Community Services Employment Status: Term Contract (Up to 12 months)Employment Arrangement: Full time,35 hours per week with access to Council's flexible working arrangementsSalary Range: Grade 7 $58,756.99 - $67,357.58, dependent upon skills and experience plus 10.5% superAbout Strathfield Council:Strathfield Council is centrally located in Sydney’s inner-west, half way between the Parramatta and Sydney CBD with accessible public transport options and parking available. As a medium-sized council, we focus on a myriad of Local Government responsibilities which services over 40,000 residents in the Strathfield LGA.Our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability and Safety are at the heart of our organisation and Council emphasises the importance of achieving work-life harmony and developing staff.About the Opportunity:This role support the programs team in providing services and programs that meet the needs of children, youth, adults and seniors and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds that provide information and learning and create enjoyable social engagement outcomes for Library users.To achieve this, the role entails the following:Assist with general library duties such as loans, returns, shelving, book lockers, reservations, desk shifts as rostered, including weekend and evening shifts as requiredAssist in the planning, promoting, and delivering exiting and new programs, activities and outreach services suitable for a range of target groups including children, young people, adults, seniors and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.Provide high-quality customer service with customers from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds whilst working in a busy environment by providing effective communication skills.Contribute to the promotion and marketing of programs and events for Library services including the library’s social media sites and liaise with Council’s Communication department For a full list of accountabilities, please see the attached Position Description belowAbout You:·Have obtained a Higher School Certificate and extensive practical library experience, or experience as recreational activities officer or childcare assistant;·Current NSW Class C Driver’s Licence;·A current unrestricted Office of the Children’s Guardian - Working With Children Check;·Demonstrated customer focus attributes, including the ability to respond promptly and courteously to a diverse range of service needs and a good knowledge of library services, products, and collections;·Demonstrated strong communication and problems solving skills and ability to provide information services to a culturally diverse public; ·Demonstrated ability to prioritise, organise and coordinate programs and the capacity to work to deadlines under pressure;·Experience in the provision and delivery of library services to children, youth and adults;·Proven ability to work in a team environment, individually and under limited supervision;·Experience in using Spydus Library Management System (Desirable);·Experience in recreation activities (Desirable);·Experience in developing learning and information programs for different age groups (Desirable).Staff BenefitsFor a list of Staff Benefits please click Position DescriptionTo review this position description for this role, please click here.To ApplyApplicants can apply through our online application process:1. Please fill out your details below and attach any relevant documentation on the next page.Applications will have to address the selection criteria as found within the attached position description.2. Review and answer our designated questions before concluding your application.If you have any questions about the role, please contact Helen Foley on 02 9748 9686Applications Close at 10pm, Sunday 26th March 2023.