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Animal Attendant

RSPCA Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
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Full Job Description
Work for Victoria’s leading animal welfare charity and help us end cruelty to all animals
Put your excellent skills to use by making meaningful contributions to the animals in our shelter
Permanent part-time position available at our Warrnambool Shelter

About RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the Role

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Animal Care team in Warrnambool on a part-time basis. As an Animal Attendant, you will be responsible for providing excellent day to day care for the animals in our shelter and providing excellent customer service to members of the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

This diverse and interesting role will challenge and reward you by providing you with the following responsibilities and duties:

Contribute to the daily management of animals of any species and across all parts of the shelter in a professional and caring manner, including transporting animals as required;
Observing, documenting and reporting health and behaviour concerns of animals in our care, and supporting Veterinarians when required;
Providing a high level of service to customers in the adoption, surrender and reclaiming of animals to enhance the reputation of RSPCA Victoria within the local community;
Assist members of the public with general enquires as required;
Ensure all necessary documentation relating to the management of animals are recorded accurately and in accordance with RSPCA Victoria procedures and timeframes.
Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, including providing support and direction to volunteers.

What we are looking for from you

Previous experience in an animal care role is highly desirable, including basic knowledge of animal anatomy, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling;
Experience in a customer service or retail sales role is also highly desirable;
Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging work environment, whilst showing great care and compassion to the animals in our shelter;
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team environment;
The ability to work rotating rosters including weekends and public holidays;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Must be willing to work across all areas of the shelter;
Positive team member and a keen attitude for sharing knowledge and helping others;
Strong time management skills;
Basic computer skills;
The ability to work rotating rosters including weekends and public holidays.
Holds or is willing to complete a Certificate II in Animal Studies (or equivalent) will be highly regarded;
Position also required a valid Victorian Driver’s License and current tetanus vaccination

What we can offer you

Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave.
Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services, education programs and access to a wealth of resources.
Generous discount on products and services, including Hill’s pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services
Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia.
Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.

How to apply

This is an incredible opportunity to join dedicated and passionate teams making a difference to animals in need. If you believe you can make a difference to the protection and welfare of all animals then please visit the advertisement for this position on our website at to download the position description (top right-hand corner) and to apply online with your CV and supporting cover letter as soon as possible.

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Tracey Scott, Animal Care Supervisor on 03 5561 2591.

Applications close Monday, 21st June 2021. Application will be reviewed upon receipt.

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here.