Animal Care Officer

Published December 19, 2023
Location Sydney, Australia
Category Other  
Job Type Part-time  
Starting at $23.23 p/hour + Super + Penalty Rates


Animal Care Officer (Animal Attendant) RSPCA NSW location Sydney. Starting at $23.23 p/hour + Super + Penalty Rates.

RSPCA NSW is Australia’s best known and most respected animal welfare organisations, working tirelessly to prevent animal cruelty, caring for over 15,000 animals in New South Wales, Australia every year.

We are animal protectors, carers, and advocates, and bring solace to the abandoned, surrendered and injured. We offer shelter, education, veterinary care and compassion, while helping animals in need find loving ‘furever’ homes.

We are seeking to recruit Animal Care Officers (Animal Attendants) who bring experience of animal care to provide animal husbandry, implement behavioural initiatives, provide enrichment and care to all creatures great and small (dogs, cats, small animals to livestock) at our Yagoona Shelter.

We are looking to recruit full time and part time Animal Care Officers (Animal Attendants). As a part time employee you will be required to work a minimum of four shifts per week including weekends. The successful candidate must hold a valid working Visa and will be required to work weekends.

What’s in it for you daily Engagement Bid farewell to the traditional office environment and immerse yourself in a role that brings you face-to-face with a diverse range of animals, offering daily opportunities to interact with and care for them.

Impactful Contributions Experience the profound sense of fulfillment that comes with nurturing animals in need, aiding their journey toward health, happiness, and the prospect of loving forever homes. Ongoing Development Enrich your knowledge and skills in animal husbandry, animal behaviour, and welfare through hands-on experience within our dynamic and supportive work milieu.

Collaborative Atmosphere Become an integral part of a close-knit team comprising fellow animal welfare enthusiasts who share your commitment to delivering superlative care to our animal residents.

Furry Rewards Embrace the countless joys of working closely with animals - from the heart-warming companionship they offer, to the delightful interactions that brighten up your day, and the profound knowledge that your efforts make a significant difference in enhancing their lives.

Career Advancement A position with us is the first step on a potential long-term journey. We offer progressive career opportunities for individuals aspiring to drive lasting positive change in the realm of animal welfare.

What We're seeking dependable and Diligent You exhibit unwavering reliability and meticulous attention to detail in the execution of your daily responsibilities, from adhering to feeding schedules, providing medication to maintaining sanitary conditions.

Passionate Advocate You possess a profound ardor for animals, evident in your every action and decision, and you are unwaveringly committed to their welfare. Compassionate Caregiver Your dedication extends to providing animals with essential care, sustenance, and affectionate attention.

Team Player Your ability to work harmoniously within a team is a hallmark of your professional approach, enabling the collective achievement of shared objectives. Patience and Empathy You approach each unique animal with patience, empathy, and the gentle touch necessary to earn their trust and cooperation.

Positive Disposition Your upbeat and constructive outlook radiates positivity, rendering each day an enjoyable experience for both the animals under your care and your colleagues. Time Management Skills Demonstrated proficiency in managing tasks efficiently, ensuring that all animals receive timely care and attention.

Basic Understanding of Animal Care Familiarity with fundamental principles of animal husbandry and well-being, such as dietary requirements and basic health indicators. Certificate II Animal Care or equivalent, essential.

Benefits and perks health & Lifestyle benefits – Access to WHEREFIT Discount Program (activewear, gyms, health supplements, meals and apparel). 40% Royal Canin Discount for your beloved pets. Access to Converge Employee, Volunteer Assistance Program (EVAP).

12 weeks Paid Parental and Adoption Leave. Paid Community Service leave with SES or Rural Fire Service. Animal Compassionate Leave. Generous training and education opportunities and leave. Pathways to our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) courses.

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