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Animal Attendant

Advertiser: RSPCA New South Wales3.2581 out of 53.3 overall rating (31 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
19 May 2020
Sydney, South West & M5 Corridor
Grade 1
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare

The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) 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 looking for an experienced Animal Attendant to join their team on a full-time basis. You must be motivated, energetic, reliable and willing to undertake a range of Animal Attendant responsibilities, ensuring a high standard of animal care. The successful candidate will be required to work regular weekends 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 possess the following skills and experience:

  • Certificate II Animal Care or equivalent experience (essential)
  • NSW driver's License (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
  • Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setback

Applications close 6 July 2020.

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