Careers for RSPCA NSW
Animal Attendant

Location:
Sydney Shelter  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
Sydney Clinic Nurses

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 Sydney Veterinary Hospital 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. 

On a day-to-day 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 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 licence
Ability to lift 20kgs 
Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setback

Applications close 30 August 2019.