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Animal Attendant - Burwood & Pearcedale
  • Victoria’s leading animal welfare charity and help us end cruelty to all animals
  • Put your excellent skills to use by making meaningful contributions to the animals in our shelter
  • Casual opportunities available at our Burwood and Pearcedale sites

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

Would you like to gain experience in animal care in a complex and fast paced environment.  Our Burwood and Pearcedale Animal Welfare Facilities are looking for casuals who can support our permanent staff to deliver high quality care to the animals in our shelter. This is an extremely busy shelter and we support our staff with high quality training in cleaning and feeding processes, animal handling and enrichment.  RSPCA has multiple sites in Victoria which allows staff to take advantage of opportunities which may become available in other sites, shelters to contribute to the achievement of the best possible welfare outcome for every animal in our care.

This diverse and interesting role will challenge and reward you by providing you with the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Contribute to the daily management of animals of any species and across all parts of the shelter in a professional and caring manner, including transporting animals as required.
  • 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 to enhance the reputation of RSPCA Victoria within the local community.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation relating to the management of animals are recorded accurately and in accordance with RSPCA Victoria procedures and timeframes;
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, including providing support and direction to volunteers.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in an animal care role is highly desirable, 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;
  • The ability to work rotating rosters including weekends and public holidays, as well as flexibility to pick up shifts if required;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Must be willing to work across all areas of the shelter;
  • Positive team member and a keen attitude for sharing knowledge and helping others;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Basic computer skills
  • Holds or is willing to complete a Certificate II in Animal Studies (or equivalent) will be highly regarded;
  • Position also required a valid Victorian Driver’s License and current tetanus vaccination
  • A police check will be required for successful candidates

How to Apply

This is an incredible opportunity to join dedicated and passionate teams 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 to download the position description (top right-hand corner) and to apply online with your CV and supporting cover letter as soon as possible.

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact the recruitment team at 

Click Apply Online to submit your application. Applications close Monday the 24th of January 2022. 


Job Ref: RT000223
Submitted: 10-01-2022

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