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Assessment and Rehabilitation Trainer – Full Time – Sydney 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.

RSPCA NSW is seeking a motivated and energetic animal trainer to assist our Assessment and Rehabilitation Team. Reporting to the assessment and rehabilitation manager, you will be responsible for conducting behaviour assessments on incoming animals as well as assisting with the development and implementation of environmental enrichment and behaviour modification programs for animals under RSPCA NSW care. You must possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.

This position is a full time position and will require the successful candidate to work regular weekends and some public holidays based on a seven day rotating roster.

Role responsibilities

  • Conduct behaviour assessment on incoming animals
  • Observe and monitor animals for signs of behavioural concerns
  • Develop and implement rehabilitation plans
  • Update and maintain animal records
  • Provide advice to staff members, foster carers, volunteers and members of the public
  • Attend home visits when required to conduct behaviour assessments
  • Provide pre and post adoption support and training
  • Assist the assessment and rehabilitation manager with staff training
  • Participate in animal surrender or animal adoption when required
  • Administer medications

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in canine behaviour/assessments/training/rehabilitation or equivalent – essential
  • Certificate II in Animal Studies – essential
  • Previous experience in performing dog assessments – advantageous
  • Extensive knowledge of dog behaviour, socialisation and positive reinforcement training techniques
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Developed animal handling skills to capture, restrain, and medicate
  • Demonstrated experience in animal rehabilitation and modification
  • Relationship management skills
  • Current unrestricted C Class driver’s licence
  • Ability to lift 20 kilograms

This is a great opportunity to join a passionate team dedicated to making a difference. Help us help animals.

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