Careers for RSPCA NSW
Animal Attendants FT / Casual

Location:
Blue Mountains Shelter  
Employment Type:
CA - Casual  
Department:
Blue Mountains Shelter
Salary:
Grade 1

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is Australia's pre-eminent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. 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 hundreds of staff across New South Wales to care for animals.

Our Blue Mountains Shelter is looking for 3 experienced Animal Attendants to join their team on a full-time and casual 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 frequent weekends.

On a day-to-basis you will:

  • Perform animal care tasks such as cleaning cages or 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)
  • 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
  • NSW drivers’ licence
  • Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setback

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in one document via SEEK or visit our career page on https://www.rspcansw.org.au/who-we-are/careers-at-rspca-nsw/.

Applications close 25 February 2020.