Information Specialist

Sacred Heart College is a proud, dynamic, high performing school community with strong traditions, a rich history and a deep sense of community and welcome. Our Catholic identity is best exemplified through a program of education that encourages students and staff to pursue the Mercy values of compassion, justice, respect, hospitality, service and courage. The Sacred Heart Way is identified through actions that uphold and advance Catherine McAuley’s vision of the lived Gospel, which is at the heart of our community.Strategy 2021 and Beyond articulates our vision of educating girls in the Mercy tradition to make a difference in our changing world. Key elements of the strategy focus on opportunities to reimagine learning that enables members of our school community to be creative, self-directed and critical thinkers, who are inspired to learn, whose natural inquisitiveness is nurtured and who strive for excellence.THE POSITIONThe Information Specialist works closely with the Literacy and Literature Design Leader and Teachers to facilitate opportunities for students to become savvy information interpreters and creators as well as critical, creative and collaborative thinkers. In addition to managing, facilitating and developing the College’s physical and digital library resources, the Information Specialist plays an important role in improving student learning outcomes and building the capacity of staff to teach essential 21st century skills.Please refer to the attached position description for key information related to this position.ABOUT YOUIn addition to being able to lead the Key Responsibilities indicated in the position description, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound responses to the following selection criteria:EssentialTertiary qualifications in Education and/or Librarian or Information Studies or similar, plus evidence of continuous relevant post-graduate studyExperience and success in the promotion and advancement of literacy in a secondary school settingHighly developed research skillsDemonstrated ability in building dynamic and relevant partnerships to support program deliveryForward thinking and innovativeExceptional written and verbal communication skillsUnderstanding of Mercy traditions, and capacity to positively advance the mission and Mercy valuesDesirableExperience managing projects and resourcesAll employees are subject to appropriate employment and compliance checks prior to and during employment, including evidence of full Covid vaccination status. This position may be classified as either Teacher or ESS Level 4 under the Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018. APPLICATION PROCESSApplications must include:a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above, anda resumé including the contact details of 2 professional refereesand can be addressed to Ms Anna Negro, Principal.Candidates viewing this advertisement on external websites such as Seek must visit the advertisement on the College website to access the position description and attachments. Please note, applications sent directly to a member of the College will not be accepted.While the College appreciates agencies may have suitable candidates for this position, we are unable to accept agency resumés.APPLICATIONS CLOSE 9.00am Monday 22 November 2021Position DescriptionRedesigning Learning InfographicSHC CultureStrategy 2021 and Beyond 85000 AUD Australia - VIC Geelong & Great Ocean Road Geelong 3212

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