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Animal Attendant Kennels Casual

Advertiser: The Lost Dogs Home2.6 out of 52.6 overall rating (14 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Aug 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
$25-29 per hour
Work Type
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare
The Lost Dogs’ Home is one of the country’s largest animal welfare organisations, caring for more than 20,000 cats and dogs each year. We pride ourselves on employing qualified individuals who demonstrate a strong personal connection to animals, the community and the cause.
The role
The Lost Dogs’ Home have two exciting opportunities available for experienced Animal Attendants to join the Kennels Team on a casual basis. You will be responsible for providing the highest level of day-to-day care for the dogs in our care.
This varied role will include general handling and husbandry of our shelter dogs, including cleaning and feeding, driving jobs, identifying and reporting on behavioural and medical issues, customer service, general cleaning, including laundry and vehicles, maintaining records, maintaining food stock levels and ensuring open communication across all staff and departments on animals.
We are looking for individuals who have proven experience in a similar position, with sound emotional maturity and ethics regarding animals and their welfare, and can demonstrate initiative and motivation. Flexibility to work on a rotating roster with flexible hours including weekends is essential.
Key responsibilities include:
  • General handling and husbandry of our shelter dogs, including cleaning and feeding
  • Driving jobs including transporting animals between shelters and council pounds
  • Identifying and reporting animals that are ill or have behavioural issues
  • Working closely as a team
  • Assisting members of the public with lost and found enquiries
  • Liaising with the general public and council officers
  • General cleaning and maintaining of the shelter including laundry and vehicles
  • Maintaining up to date records of all impounded animals
  • Maintaining food stock levels
  • Communicating with staff and departments on animals such as food types and exercise
  • Undertaking closing procedures as required
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Animal studies qualification, minimum of Cert II in Animal Studies and/or relevant qualifications (essential)
  • Animal handling experience in a paid position (essential)
  • Experience within the companion animal industry, preferably within a shelter environment (highly regarded)
  • Current driver's license
  • Customer service experience
  • Sound emotional maturity and ethics regarding animals and their welfare
  • Ability to display initiative and motivation
  • Capability and willingness to work in physically demanding role

What you will get in return:
  • Fantastic career development and opportunities
  • Discounts in our vet clinic
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to the Foster Care Program
  • Unique and friendly working environment (surrounded by animals!)
  • Rewarding work with animals in need
If you have the skills, experience and maturity to be successful in this role, please apply in confidence through the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please ensure you provide a cover letter and an updated resume in Word or PDF format. If you have any questions, please contact Diana D'Cruz on 03 9321 8753 for more information.
Applications for this role will close on Monday, 26 August 2019 at 2pm (AEST).
The Lost Dogs’ Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.
The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have customer service experience?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)
  • Have you completed a qualification in veterinary nursing?

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