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Animal Attendant – Full Time – Illawarra Shelter

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 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 dedicated staff located throughout NSW to care for animals.

Our Illawarra Shelter is now looking for an experienced animal attendant to join their dedicated 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 on a rotating roster, including weekends.

Role responsibilities

  • Perform animal care tasks such as cleaning cages/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 all information is provided to relevant parties
  • Provide high level customer service to all stakeholders, including members of the public

Selection criteria

  • 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 (unrestricted or green P’s)
  • Ability to lift 20 kilograms
  • Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setbacks

To be considered please ensure that you include both a covering letter and your resume, outlining how you meet the above requirements.

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