Animal Attendant

Position: Animal Attendant

Location: Bairnsdale, Victoria

Contract: Casual Role

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 and abandoned companion animals.

A fantastic opportunity exists for animal attendant to join our Animal Aid Team  

We are seeking those 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 and have high level computer skills. Must be available for weekend shifts. 

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.

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

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.
    • Assist with animal adoptions.
    • Assist with animal reclaims.
    • Assist with veterinary requirements.
    • Work in a team environment and support volunteers.
    • Duties delegated by shelter manager.

To apply please send all applications that include a resume and cover letter to our HR Manager Sharon– hrmanager@animalaid.org.au

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted*

 Associate Veterinarian

Flexible Part-time
Location – Coldstream
Salary Range – $95K to $125K (pro-rata, based on experience)

Veterinarian Wanted – Very Flexible Part-Time or Full-Time. Let us know your preferred hours, and we will tailor the job to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Key Responsibilities:

      • Apply veterinary skills in a mix of private and welfare cases
      • Caring for small animals, occasional exotics and small ruminant cases
      • Provide excellent customer service

Qualifications and Skills:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science
      • Registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria
      • Experience in a private or welfare veterinary role
      • Strong customer focus
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your letter of application and resume to Sharon Mandel, Human Resources via email hrmanager@animalaid.org.au or phone 8756 1338 ext 138.

Join our team at Animal Aid and help us care for and re-home countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals. Apply now and be a part of a rewarding and fulfilling career in animal welfare.

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