Multicultural Services Librarian

Job No: MOR511
Location: Brunswick

  • Includes evenings and weekends
  • Permanent ongoing part-time position
  • 58 hours per fortnight
  • Salary - $79k - $89k + Super (Pro-rata)

    This is a Special Measures role designated only to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse individuals who are eligible to apply, as per section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse refers to someone who identifies with a culture or religion that is not predominantly represented in Australia or speaks a language other than English at home.

    ABOUT MORELAND

    At Moreland our diverse community is vibrant and full of energy, with an array of community services and place making, fabulous festivals, cool pools, libraries and a recently designed gallery space, scenic bike paths and a community of artists and creative industries and shops. We are a progressive cosmopolitan council with 180,000 residents and with ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. Moreland's Civic Centre is located in Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, with excellent public transport options, great food and cafés, providing Moreland to be a great place to live, work and play.

    Find out more about Moreland here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FiM3A5hS9Y

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Moreland Libraries are about more than just books. Our libraries are vibrant neighbourhood hubs offering social connection, cultural interactions and learning opportunities. Currently, we are seeking a Librarian who is passionate about providing a high-quality service to our diverse community. 

    In performing this role some of your day-to-day responsibilities will be to engage with our diverse community to provide great customer service. Assist with library initiatives to bridge the digital divide. Supervise and support other team members. Organise programs and activities targeting people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and promoting multicultural themes to the wider community.  Select library materials in community languages and assist with collection maintenance.

    This is a designated position. The Racial Discrimination Act permits special measures that foster greater racial equality in the Australian community. Only people from a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse background are eligible to apply, as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

    The phrase ‘culturally and linguistically diverse’ is a broad term used to describe communities with diverse languages, ethnicity, culture, nationalities, traditions, societal structures and religions. For this role we are looking for applicants who identify with the above, specifically applicant from a non-English speaking or non-dominate cultural, religious or ethnic background.

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS ROLE 

  • Teamwork, supervisory and communication skills
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate and coach staff to achieve team goals and objectives
  • Demonstrable experience in customer service provision
  • Demonstrable digital literacy skills
  • Experience with website content management and social media
  • Experience in organising community-based programs
  • Degree in Library and Information Services or similar field with relevant work experience, or through lesser formal qualifications with relevant work skills and experience
  • Fluency in a community language is desirable
  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence and Working with Children Check

    WHAT THIS ROLE CAN OFFER

  • Extensive opportunities for training & career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A real sense of work-life balance & flexible work options
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes
  • Wellness programs 

    FUTHER SUPPORT OFFERED FOR OUR STAFF:

  • Purchase leave
  • Ceremonial leave
  • Pandemic leave
  • Gender affirmation leave
  • Family violence leave
  • Up to 20 weeks primary & up to 8 weeks secondary parental leave

    For further information please contact Rita Hardy on 03 8311 4111.

    Council is committed to removing barriers to employment where possible at any point in the recruitment, onboarding and during your time at Council.  For further information regarding access or recruitment process related adjustments please contact Katie Kinden (she/her), Recruitment Business Partner on (03) 9304 7969 KKinden@moreland.vic.gov.au

    Applications close: 11:30pm, Thursday,  29 September 2022. (*in the case that we receive a high volume of applications we may close this advert before the closing date).

    Before submitting an application please view the Position Description. 

    Please note that when applying for this role, you will be required to attached your valid Drivers Licence and Working with Children Check. Please have this ready when completing your application.

    How to apply:

    Please fill out an application using our online recruitment system. You will be required to upload your CV, a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience. You do not need to respond to the individual Key Selection Criteria. Please also upload any other relevant documents such as your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. We encourage applicants to apply.

    Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, sexuality and gender identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

    Our Commitment:

    In May 2021, Moreland Council adopted a revised Statement of Commitment to Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the municipality. The statement recognises the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as the traditional owners of the lands and waterways in which will now be called Merri-Bek.

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By submitting this application I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information supplied in this application and any Curriculum Vitae provided is correct and I understand that if any false or deliberately misleading information is given, or any relevant material withheld, I will not be accepted, or if I am employed, my employment may be terminated at the discretion of management. I further understand that any offer of employment is subject to all the pre-employment checks are completed to the satisfaction of the Council. Visa Checks, Working with Children Checks & qualifications Visa checks may be undertaken through Visa Entitlement Verification Online to assess candidate suitability for a position if the role requires unlimited work rights. Council may also request you to provide documentation related to Working with Children’s Checks or require you to provide relevant documentation associated with your qualifications relevant to the position you are applying for. Consent to Contact Referees By submitting this application, I consent to the seeking verbal or written information on a confidential basis about me from representatives of my previous employers and/or referees and authorise the information sought to be released by them to the Council to ascertain my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I understand that a representative of Merri-bek will contact me to gain my permission to contact any listed referee’s before conducting a reference. The information received by Council is supplied in confidence as evaluative material. Medicals and Drug and Alcohol Testing Some positions in safety-sensitive areas may require you to undergo a pre-employment medical or drug and alcohol test before being employed with Council. If the results are deemed that the applicant fails to meet the inherent physical requirements of the position, then the applicant will not be considered for appointment, or if the employee has already been appointed, the employment may be cancelled or terminated. All successful applicants are required to complete a Preliminary Health Declaration Form; with this, Merri-bek City Council advises that failure to disclose any or all relevant physical, medical or any other illness, injury or condition, or any past or pre-existing illness, injury or condition suffered by you which may affect your ability to fulfil inherent requirements of the position(s) applied for may result in you being disentitled to claim compensation according to the current Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act in respect of any further injury or illness, recurrence, exacerbation or aggravation of this injury, disease or condition. In applying, I consent to Merri-bek City Council having access to and using the information arising from the pre-employment medicals to consider me for an appointment or if I have already been appointed, the purpose of cancelling or terminating my conditional offer of employment and authorise the information to be released to the organisation. Collection of Personal Information Merri-bek City Council is collecting personal information from you as part of the recruitment and selection process. Merri-bek City Council refers to the current Privacy and Data Protection Act and recognises the importance of privacy and is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information collected, used and stored with us. Merri-bek City Council’s recruitment system, medical, police check, reference checking and onboarding processes are hosted by external service providers who also recognise the importance of privacy. By proceeding with your application, you acknowledge that your personal information will be hosted by these external service providers kept on file unless you request us not to do so.


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About Moreland City Council

At Moreland our diverse community is vibrant and full of energy, with an array of community services and place making, fabulous festivals, cool pools, libraries and a recently designed gallery space, scenic bike paths and a community of artists and creative industries and shops. We are a progressive cosmopolitan council with 180,000+ residents and with ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. Moreland's Civic Centre is located Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, with excellent public transport options, great food and cafés, providing Moreland to be a great place to live, work and play.