Animal Attendant - Canine

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 Animal Attendant - Canine

Contract: Permanent Part Time Role 

Hours of work will be: Rotating roster 32hrs between 8am-5pm Monday-Sunday, including both weekend days

Location: SPCA Auckland (Mangere)

About the role: Due to internal movement, we are seeking candidates with excellent people skills and a passion for animal welfare to join our busy Canine team. This role will include both weekend days & public holidays, therefore flexibility in regard to days and hours of work is a must. The position will be busy, exciting, challenging and you would be working with like minded people who get the opportunity to make a difference every day. This position provides animal attendant support to the canine services within SPCA Auckland to ensure they can continue to be a high performing, effective, responsive and efficient team. 

Duties will include: 

· Dealing with enquiries regarding adoption of canine in person, via phone or website 

· Co coordinating and working with volunteers and the canine team with an aim to improve animal pathways through the centre and volunteer experience 

· Monitoring animal health, behaviour and administering medication 

· Enhancing opportunities for socialisation, enrichment and behaviour modification for the canines in the shelter 

· Working with other departments to ensure the canine area is functioning well and goals are being achieved 

What we can offer you 

· Make an actual difference for New Zealand’s animals 

· Work with highly passionate people 

· Onsite parking

What we need from you 

Our ideal Candidate will: 

· Have practical animal-handling experience and knowledge, in particular canine experience, and experience in behaviour and basic care. 

· Have applicable tertiary qualification e.g. animal care, behaviour or welfare. 

· Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and a friendly and positive attitude. 

· Have previous experience working in a similar role  

· Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads. 

· Have excellent data-entry & computer skills including Microsoft Office 

· Demonstrate empathy and resilience 

· Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and must have a love for working with both people and animals. 

· Active, physically able to cope with the rigor of the job 

· Full, current New Zealand driver’s licence 

· Be a self-motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about animal welfare. 

· Be a quick thinker who is skilled at multi-tasking. 

Who we are 

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872.  Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now! To find out more about us, go here: 

Applications without a cover letter stating why you feel you are suited to this role, will NOT be considered.  

Applications close Wednesday 31st July 2024

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