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JOB OPENING
HEAD OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES
CASE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Full-time union position, 37.5 hours, with excellent benefits; salary is $48,446. The Case Memorial Library is seeking an enthusiastic professional to oversee daily operations in our busy Children’s Department. The Head of Children’s Services will have overall responsibility for the planning and management of collections, programs, and services for children and families. The successful candidate will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of children’s literature and a love of reading; excellent reference, reader’s advisory, communications and customer service skills; proficiency in new and emerging technologies; and a commitment to maintaining positive relationships with families, schools, and community organizations. Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS, and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a public library delivering service to children, or an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and training. Supervisory experience is preferred. Some evening hours and a Friday/Saturday rotation are required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to James M. Zeoli, First Selectman, c/o Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477, or by email to jzeoli@orange-ct.gov by Friday, February 19. EOE

Case Memorial Library
Head of Children’s Services

Objective: Plans, organizes, and implements a comprehensive program of library services and activities for children from birth through grade twelve. Oversees collection development, programming, publicity, marketing, and outreach to the schools and community.  
Supervision Received: Works under the direct supervision of the Library Director.
Supervision Exercised: Supervises the Children’s Department staff, other Library employees, and volunteers as assigned.

Functions

  • Trains, supervises, motivates and evaluates the work of the Children’s Department staff in accordance with Library policies, procedures, and performance standards.
  • Serves on the Library’s management team. Participates in developing goals, policies and procedures, particularly as they relate to children’s services. Assumes responsibility for the Library in the absence of the Director.
  • Plans, develops and maintains an overall collection of children’s print, media, and electronic   materials. Supervises the organization, maintenance, preservation and withdrawal of materials in the collections. 
  • Plans, organizes, and executes a wide variety of programs and activities designed to interest children, and to encourage reading and the continued use of the Library. Conducts story hours, class visits and tours.
  • Coordinates and administers the Library’s children’s summer reading program. 
  • Provides reference, reader’s advisory, and referral services to children, families, and caregivers in person, by telephone, and by email.
  • Works in close collaboration with members of the library, local schools and community agencies to coordinate activities and exchange information.
  • Provides technology assistance and instruction to patrons on the use of library computers, digital library services and personal electronic devices.
  • Identifies, develops and facilitates reference and technology training for the staff.
  • Creates book displays and bibliographies to enhance the library experience and promote the use of library resources.
  • Creates brochures, calendar of activities, flyers and publicity materials; writes press releases for local publications promoting children’s materials, programs and services.     
  • Contributes content to the Library’s newsletter, website, and social media platforms.
  • Prepares grant applications.
  • Administers juvenile materials and program budgets, as well as gifts and donations designated for the Children’s Department.
  • Submits a monthly and annual report to the Library Director incorporating statistics of work accomplished by the Department.
  • Attends relevant conferences, workshops and meetings for professional development. Represents the Library on LION consortium committees and at meetings and community events.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong public service commitment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in a friendly, patient, courteous, and professional manner, while managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large.
  • Broad knowledge of current public library principles, practices, and procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of children’s literature and materials.
  • Strong knowledge of principles, practices and current trends and resources in reference and children’s services.
  • Ability to access reference resources in multiple formats.
  • Substantial knowledge of child development and early literacy.
  • Self-motivated, creative and flexible. Exercises initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned work, set goals and supervise staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills. Ability to troubleshoot issues with public computer hardware and software, printers and copiers.
  • Familiarity and proficiency with current technologies and social media platforms relating to children’s library services. Willingness to acquire new computer and technology skills as necessary.
  • Knowledge of community reading interests, books and authors, and an interest in reading.
  • Ability to read and write English at the college graduate level; process written and numerical information.

 Required Equipment Operation

Operates and supervises the maintenance of the following equipment as required, including but not limited to: computers and peripherals (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners); DVD player; LCD projector; programmable LCD TV/monitor; sound system and wireless microphones; fax machine; photocopier; typewriter.

Required Physical Effort/Mental Ability

Push and pull loaded book trucks weighing up to 200 pounds; bend down to floor and reach up to seven feet to retrieve and shelve books, often with the aid of a foot stool; lift and carry books weighing 20-30 pounds; sit at a keyboard display for data entry for two to three hours at a time; work at public service desk up to three hours at a time with frequent change of sitting and standing positions; cover large distances and walk quickly to retrieve materials for patrons including use of stairs; shift heavy equipment and furniture up to 200 pounds; crawl on hands and knees to troubleshoot equipment and retrieve materials; and carry bags of books weighing up to 50 pounds.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution. A minimum of two years of professional experience in a public library delivering service to children or an equivalent combination of education, work experience and training. Supervisory experience preferred. Proficiency with the Internet, online databases, and PC-based computer applications required. This position is full time (37.5 hours/week) and includes weekend and evening hours.


Orange Visiting Nurse Association Looking for a Per Diem certified nursing assistant
Experienced certified home health aide needed for per diem work (M-F) for the Town of Orange’s licensed and accredited homecare agency.  The agency provides homecare to residents of Orange, Milford, West Haven and Woodbridge, CT.  Homecare experience preferred, must have a current CT CAN credential, a car, current driver’s license and auto insurance.   Please fax resume to 203-891- 2169 or email: ovnainfo@orange-ct.gov.

EOE


TOWN OF ORANGE
HOMECARE NURSE

Orange Visiting Nurse Association is seeking a full-time primary care nurse with current work experience in a licensed home health care agency to provide case management to clients in Orange, Milford, West Haven and Woodbridge. 

Applicants must have current homecare experience, knowledge of OASIS C – 1 as well as state and federal regulations governing homecare.  Knowledge of clinical documentation via point of care/Allscripts computer software is a strong plus .

Orange Visiting Nurse Association is a nationally accredited and state licensed home care agency.   Please submit resume to Judy G. Benson RN, BSN, Administrator by either fax 203-891-2169 or email to jbenson@orange-ct.gov.   

EOE


Orange Visiting Nurse Association

On Call Nurse For Weekends Needed

RN with current homecare experience.  
Knowledge of Allscripts preferred or experience with another point of care program.
Please email resume to jbenson@orange-CT.gov or fax to 203-891-2169.
Equal Opportunity Employer