Animal Care Attendant

at Animal Welfare League Queensland
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted May 21, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
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Animal Care Attendant Animal Welfare League Queensland location Brisbane.

How you’ll impact our mission At AWLQ, we’re committed to creating a brighter future for animals in need and keeping pets and people together by providing lifesaving support and resources to people in need with companion animals.

About the role AWLQ Animal Attendants play a huge apart in ensuring the welfare of our animals. The role will include but not limited to the following maintaining and cleaning of animal housing. Providing a high standard of animal care. Enrichment programs of all animals. Releasing impound animals to owners. Assisting customers with meet and greets and adoptions. Data entry and computer work. Strong Customer Service. Knowledge and demonstrated ability with quarantine and disease management.

What are the minimum requirements for this position certificate III in Animal studies or Dog Training qualification. Knowledge and demonstrated minimum 2 year experience with animal care in Dogs and Cats in a professional environment is essential.  Previous animal industry experience in a similar capacity, with exposure to dogs and cats. National Police Clearance Certificate. Shelter Buddy System ( Highly Desired). Additional qualification in Companion Animals (Highly Desired).

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent Customer Service. Exposure to working with dogs, cats and livestock. Confident dog and cat handling abilities, Local area knowledge, Computer literacy. Be able to work a 7 day roster – which covers weekends and public holidays, with a 5pm finish on some shifts. Hours are expected to average 25 to 34 hours per week.

Who are we Founded in 1959, AWLQ has become a trusted leader in animal welfare. We provide a safe haven and second chance for close to 10,000 stray and homeless animals every year. To each one of these animals we welcome through our doors, a promise is made – to never euthanise a healthy, sociable, or treatable animal in our care. We work tirelessly every day to maintain this promise.

In addition to our shelter work, we are committed to keeping pets and people together by providing lifesaving support and resources to people in need with companion animals. We are known for our grassroots and innovative community-based animal welfare work including our community vet clinics, Getting to Zero, Golden Hearts Seniors’ Support Program and the National Desexing Network.

Why should you join us At AWLQ we offer competitive pay and benefits, including access to an independent Employee Assistance Program, retail discounts, vet discounts. Most importantly, every day you’ll play an instrumental role in our lifesaving work. Our mission is to unleash the potential in every team, and we know that teams perform best when they have passion.

We are committed to building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work and is recognised for their efforts. Equity Diversity and inclusion are the principles guiding how we build our teams, cultivate our leaders and build a culture of belonging where differences are valued.