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Animal Attendant

Advertiser: RSPCA New South Wales3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (23 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
21 Jul 2019
Location
Sydney, South West & M5 Corridor
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare
The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW is Australia's pre-eminent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including fully equipped veterinary hospitals and our state-wide shelter network, with approximately 500 staff across NSW to care for animals.

Our Sydney Shelter is now looking for an experienced Animal Attendant to join the team on a full-time basis. You must be motivated, energetic, reliable and willing to undertake a range of Animal Attendant responsibilities to a high standard. The successful candidate will be required to work every second weekend and some public holidays.

On a day-to-day basis, you will: 
• Perform animal care tasks such as cleaning cages and enclosures, medicating, feeding, exercising and assessing animals
• Provide basic first aid to animals where required
• Provide high-level communication to managers and colleagues and ensure all information is provided to required parties
• Provide high-level customer service to all stakeholders, including members of the public

To be successful in this role, candidates will need the following skills and experience:
• Certificate II Animal Care or equivalent experience (essential)
• Previous animal handling skills
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• The desire to work with people to improve animal welfare outcomes
• Initiative and ability to prioritise
• Good organisational skills 
• Team player 
• Excellent attention to detail
• NSW drivers licence
• Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setback

Please note we receive an extremely high number of applicants and it may take a couple of weeks for us to contact shortlisted applicants after reviewing applications.

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