Careers for RSPCA NSW
Animal Attendant

Location:
Hunter Shelter  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
Hunter Shelter
Salary:
Per Hour / Grd 1

The RSPCA NSW is Australia's preeminent animal welfare organisation. 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 approximately 500 staff across NSW to care for animals.

Our Hunter Shelter is now looking for 2 highly experienced Animal Attendant 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 some weekends.

Major responsibilities of an Animal Attendant include;

  • Perform animal care tasks such as cleaning cages/enclosures; medicating; feeding; exercising; 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
  • NSW driver's license (unrestricted or green P's) – desirable
  • Ability to lift 20kgs
  • Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setback

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