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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
15 Oct 2020
Sydney, South West & M5 Corridor
Work Type
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare

The RSPCA NSW is Australia's preeminent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA NSW 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 Veterinary Hospital is now looking for a highly experienced Animal Attendant to join their team on a fixed term 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 some weekends.

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 that ensures 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
  • Previous animal handling skills
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • The ability to work rotating rosters including weekends and public holidays
  • 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
  • Ability to conduct manual handling tasks
  • Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setback

To be considered please ensure that you include both a covering letter and your resume, outlining how you meet the above requirements by clicking on the “Apply” button.

Applications close 23 October 2020


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