Library Technician - (Q-773)

Library Technician - (Q-773)

07 Jul
Schools (Government)

07 Jul

Schools (Government)


Reference: 1193148

Location Profile

Aitken Creek Primary School is located within the City of Hume, approximately 26 kilometres north of Melbourne. The area is under constant development and has become very urbanised over the last few years.

ACPS opened its doors at the start of the 2011 school year with a total population of 67 students from P-5. The school has attained a steady increase of enrolments since its opening and has a current enrolment of over 1000 students. Destination data shows that students come from 124 different schools, 47 of which are from interstate and 32 from overseas. Student characteristics are culturally diverse with 46 identified languages spoken at home other than English,

with the majority being Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Assyrian and Sinhalese. Approximately 72% of the student population is identified as English as an Additional Language (EAL) with 48% of the student population attracting EAL funding support.

The school leadership and staffing profile evolves every year to address the growth and directly link with the School Strategic Plan priorities. The staffing profile has a mix of expertise however predominantly teaching staff are in the initial graduate years of teaching. Professional learning, coaching and induction processes have been instrumental in ensuring the development of the school culture and the school wide approach to teaching and learning.

Aitken Creek Primary School is a P-6 school located on Grevillea Street Craigieburn. Built under the new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) development, Aitken Creek Primary School is an excellent state of the art learning facility that brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces. All teachers work in professional learning communities, framed around the FISO inquiry cycle. They collaborate in teaching teams so that the individual needs of their students are met. We uphold high expectations of all and provide an exciting and inclusive experience for staff, students and families.

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

- Learning and development is a social, collaborative activity dependent on relationships

- Learning involves active participation, investigation, discovery and construction.

- Meaningful, authentic and relevant context is central to learning

- Motivation for learning is strongly dependent on the learner’s confidence in their potential

- Environments play a critical role in learning where ideas, values, attitudes and culture are mirrored within them.

School Vision

At Aitken Creek Primary School our students will achieve personal success in their learning and become responsible and productive citizens.

An environment that is caring, safe and supportive will be provided so that each student achieves their full potential.

Parents, students and staff are strongly encouraged to work together in partnership to ensure our students succeed.

The core beliefs that we base our work on are:

- Through effort everyone can succeed and personal achievements are celebrated.

- Active engagement as well as positive work habits and attitudes are essential to learning.

- Social skills are fundamental in the way we interact with each other.

School Values

The values which underpin the actions for the whole school community are:

Respect: Showing care and concern for ourselves, other people, property and our environment. Developing a sense of pride, self-esteem and personal identity.

Teamwork: Achieving success by working cooperatively with others to achieve common and personal goals.

Achievement: Setting goals, showing persistence and taking pride in our achievements.

Responsibility: Showing commitment to our learning by being accountable for our actions.

We embed the School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS) framework that structures our student management, wellbeing and engagement processes and procedures.


We aim to offer a service to our students and their carers that is responsive and forward thinking, targeting student needs.

Our core business is to offer the most effective teaching and learning program, in a caring and supportive manner which focuses on the explicit teaching of skills and behaviors so that each child can be the best that then can be.

Our facilities and resources will be aligned to our core business and our priorities so that our educators are well equipped to offer the best service possible.

We endeavour to respond to concerns in a timely manner that is solution focused and were possible with mutually agreeable outcomes.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment, in particular on library operations.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.


Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices. Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise. An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.


- Undertaking bibliographic searching and verification using computerised databases and bibliographic tools or other such packages supplied by the School (current system in usage is Bookmark).

- Maintaining automated systems, e.g. library cataloguing systems

- Cataloguing and processing using established procedures

- Maintaining library collection

- Assist with the development of procedures relating to the use and maintenance of equipment and materials

- Assist teachers and students in locating reference materials

- Ensure equipment is secure and properly maintained within the work area

- Liaise with external organizations and individuals for the purpose of acquiring materials and equipment, working with the Principal/delegate to ensure the budget is adhered too.

- Assist in the implementation of extra-curricular activities e.g. book fair, displays etc.

- Perform stock takes

- Prepare curriculum support materials

- Covering and processing of books

- Repairing books and other materials

- Re-shelving and shelf checking

- Maintain the ethos of the library

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at

Other Information

- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.


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