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Animal Attendant

Location: Fulham/ Sale

Contract: Part Time and Casual roles available

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?

The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

A fantastic opportunity exists for an animal attendant to join our Fulham Animal Aid Team (Sale)

We are seeking a person with a genuine passion for helping people and animals. This role is in a fast-paced team environment and you will need to be able to multi-task to a high degree.

The successful applicant will have:

Animal Husbandry- Proven animal husbandry and canine handling knowledge and experience. Dog Breed knowledge along with good behaviour / medical observation skills. Must be comfortable with handling dogs & cats varying in size and temperament.

It is not enough to just “love” animals, you must also have a level of experience within a similar industry.

Teamwork– You must be able to work in a team environment, one where all staff members are respectful, communicate well and are able to depend on each other.

Communication & Customer Service – Must have sound customer service experience along with exceptional communication skills.

Physical ability / Time management – This role is physically demanding, must have a “can do” attitude and be prepared to work in all weather conditions. The position is fast paced and requires everyone to be able to manage their time and priorities to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner

Reception – Along with great communication and customer service skills you will also be required to have sound computer skills.

Role duties & responsibilities

General care, husbandry and handling of animals.
FOH Administration and Customer Service
Assist with animal admissions
Monitor and report animal health.
Upkeep and clean the facilities.
Work in a team environment and support volunteers.

To apply please click on the apply button below or send applications that include a resume and cover letter to our HR Manager Ariel – ajennings@animalaid.org.au

New Graduate or 1st Year Veterinarian

Full Time
Location – Coldstream
Salary Range – $58,000 – $63,000k – plus super

A fantastic opportunity exists for a new graduate or 1st year veterinarian. This role has been created specifically for new vets to develop their skills in a mix of welfare and private work. We provide excellent learning opportunities and the chance to undertake a broad range of work across consultations and surgeries. There is also a pathway for advancement as you gain experience.

Our team is led by a highly skilled Clinic Director who provides mentorship and opportunities for learning. Our clinic was built in 2018 and is equipped with latest technologies. You will be an integral part of our animal welfare mission and be working with a great team.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, has a drive to succeed and is wanting to develop their veterinary skills in a busy team orientated environment. The right candidate will have the energy to make a real difference.

More broadly, this role is an integral part of our greater animal welfare mission; delivered by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers across Animal Aid businesses including Shelters, Boarding Facilities, Grooming Services, Animal Training, Retail, Fundraising and Community Engagement.

Salary will be dependent on experience and is negotiable for the right skillset.
To apply please submit your letter of application and resume to Ariel Jennings, Human Resources Manager via email ajennings@animalaid.org.au

Shelter Cattery Manager

Full Time
Location – Coldstream (50 mins from CBD)

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?

Located in Coldstream, only 50 minutes from the city, we are at the gateway of the picturesque Yarra Valley. The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

We are seeking someone with proven experience in a shelter or veterinary environment to manage our Shelter Cattery. You will have validated knowledge of feline animal management practices, feline behaviour assessment skills, and the ability to lead with intelligence and enthusiasm. Prior experience in a shelter or veterinary environment is essential.

As the Shelter Cattery Manager, you will be leading a team of dedicated staff and volunteers to deliver excellence in animal welfare and customer service. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, has a drive to succeed and the energy to make a difference in animal welfare.

Our Shelter Cattery is brand new, with a modern, pleasant, and functional environment for cats and people. We are well supported with experienced staff and a large volunteer workforce. As the Shelter Cattery Manager, you will be a fundamental part of our animal welfare mission and be working with a great team.

More broadly, this role is an integral part of our greater animal welfare mission; delivered by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers across Animal Aid businesses including Shelters, Boarding Facilities, Grooming Services, Animal Training, Retail, Fundraising and Community Engagement.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Essential Criteria

Proven experience in a shelter or veterinary environment.
Demonstrated experience in animal management practices.
Experience with animal behavior assessments and knowledge of feline behavior.
Significant emotional intelligence and a proven track record in leading people.

Desirable Criteria

Formal qualifications in animal management or veterinary nursing highly regarded.
Experience in local government animal management.

To apply please submit your letter of application addressing the selection criteria and resume to Ariel Jennings, Human Resources Manager via email: ajennings@animalaid.org.au

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