Bathurst Regional Council
Animal Attendant – Casual

Posted: 24 Jan
Closes: 28 Dec


About the role

An opportunity exists for enthusiastic and experienced Animal Attendants to assist in operations at Bathurst Regional Council’s Bathurst Animal Re-homing Centre (BARC). Applicants will have a minimum of 3 year’s experience in a similar role and be motivated to maintain high standards of animal welfare. Animal Attendants will be required to assist in duties such as cleaning and disinfection of kennels and feeding and care of impounded animals.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high standard of customer service, assisting customers both at the facility and on the telephone in release or adoption of animals. Basic computer skills and a courteous and professional approach to customers are essential requirements of the role.

Key Requirements

  • Certificate II in Animal Care (or equivalent) or at least three year's experience in a similar role 
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle dogs and cats in accordance with safe operating procedures 
  • Ability and experience in cleaning and disinfection of animal cages to the required hygiene standard 
  • Demonstrated experience in exercising and socialising dogs
  • Experience in administrative tasks such as data entry and telephone enquiries
  • Solid working knowledge of animal behaviour and assessment requirements 
  • Basic to intermediate user of MS Word, Excel and web-based programs
  • Ability to liaise with the media and communications team to ensure that all animals available for adoption are promoted through social media and other platforms
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Ability to manage difficult customers both in person and on the telephone 

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $36.72 per hour 

Position Status: Casual 

Hours of work: As required (Must be available to work both weekdays and weekends)

Application closing date: This is an open ended recruitment campaign to expand our casual pool of Animal Attendants. You will be contacted with an update on the progress of your application within 3 weeks. 

Contact Officer: Katrina Nelson - 6333 6190

Bathurst Regional Council is committed to being a flexible, safe, equal and inclusive workplace where diversity is embraced and supported.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people who are from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people of any age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and cultural background. 

We are also committed to being a Child Safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below. You will then be prompted to attach your resume and copies of any relevant qualifications (please note, attaching a resume is mandatory). You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.