Careers for RSPCA NSW
Animal Attendant

Sydney Shelter  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Sydney Shelter

The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW is Australia's preeminent animal welfare organization. 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 over 500 staff across NSW to care for animals.

Our Sydney Shelter is now 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 every second weekend and some public holidays. This role will report into the Shelter Supervisor.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Perform animal care tasks such as cleaning cages/enclosures; medicating; feeding; exercising; assessing animals
  • Provide basic first aid to animals where required
  • Assist the clinic with euthanasia
  • 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 desire to work with people to improve animal welfare outcomes
  • Initiative and ability to prioritize
  • Good organizational skills 
  • Team player 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • NSW driver's 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 the career page on our website .

Applications close 17 March 2020.