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Animal Attendant
 
  • Work for Victoria’s leading animal welfare charity and help us end cruelty to all animals
  • Exciting opportunities available at Epping Animal Welfare Facility
  • Casual positions available!

About the RSPCA

We are a leading animal welfare charity that works to end cruelty to all animals. Our purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care and protection. We achieve this by actively promoting their care and protection through awareness campaigns and education programs. Across Victoria we offer community services including the work undertaken by our Inspectorate, veterinary clinics and animal care teams.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an environment that is underpinned by our values: respect, consideration, clarity, accountability, expertise and collaboration.

About the role

We currently have exciting opportunities for casual Animal Attendants to join our team at RSPCA Epping.

The Animal Attendant is responsible for the provision of day to day care of animals in our Epping shelter, contributing to the achievement of the best possible welfare outcome for every animal in our care.

As an Animal Attendant at RSPCA Victoria, your role will include (but is not limited to):

  • Contributing to the daily management of animals of any species and across all parts of the shelter, including providing general care, husbandry and handling of animals and cleaning of facilities;
  • Observing, documenting and reporting health and behaviour concerns of animals in our care, and supporting Veterinarians when required;
  • Providing a high level of service to customers in the adoption, surrender and reclaiming of animals;
  • Ensuring all necessary documentation relating to the management of animals are recorded accurately and in accordance with RSPCA Victoria procedures and timeframes;
  • Contributing to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in an animal care role, including basic knowledge of animal anatomy, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging work environment, whilst showing great care and compassion to the animals in our shelter;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Holds or is willing to complete a Certificate II in Animal Studies (or equivalent) will be highly regarded.

Qualifications & Other Requirements

The successful applicants will be required to:

  • Provide proof of a current tetanus vaccination or be willing to get a tetanus vaccination as part of the process.
  • Work over a rotating roster.
  • Participate in a national criminal history check

Due to the nature of our organisation, candidates must be willing to work weekends and public holidays.

How to Apply

This is an incredible opportunity to join a dedicated and passionate team making a difference to animals in need.

If you believe you can make a difference to the protection and welfare of all animals then please visit the advertisement for this position on our website at http://www.rspcavic.org to download the position description (top right-hand corner) and to apply online. Alternatively, please contact our Senior Animal Attendants at Epping Animal Welfare Facility, for further information via 8401 6600.

Applicants must include a CV and supporting cover letter and answer the job application questions when applying to be considered for the role.

Click Apply Online to submit your application. Applications close Midnight on 20 September 2019. 

Job Ref: JT000225
Submitted: 06-09-2019
 


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