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Animal Carer & Dog Walker

Hairy Hounds Playground - Williamstown North, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


We are currently looking for two carers to work approx 20-25 hrs. per week.

The animal carer role is based at our headquarters in Williamstown North however it will involve travelling through the western suburbs. A reliable car (and drivers licence) and smart phone are imperative.

Hours: casual position

We can be flexible but shifts vary from 3-8 hours at any time.

We operate from 6am-8pm weekdays and the odd event / job on a weekend.

Pay will depend on experience but falls under the Pet Carers award for Pet Boarding facilities.

Role Description

You will;

* Supervise, care for, engage with and train dogs during day care

* Transport dogs to and from their home (in both your vehicle and our school bus)

* Conduct group and solo walks as well as visit pups in their home* Communicate with clients, colleagues and management in a timely and professional manner

* Follow all council by-laws including learning on/off leash park locations and collecting dog waste

* Visit cats and other small animals in their homes* Ensure the pets in your care are always safe and you must have the ability to assess hazardous situations

* Clean, clean and clean some more

Experience, skills and attributes required

* The successful applicant will have experience dealing with various breeds and sizes of dogs as well as have experience in the animal industry. Please note, owning your own cats and dogs is not considered experience. Knowledge of dog behavior and body language is essential.

* The ability to work and drive in all weather conditions is a must. You must be able to use a smart phone and be professional and respectful with all communications with both clients and colleagues. This role is both physically demanding and fast paced, keeping fit is imperative to ensuring this role is suitable for you.

Pre requisites:

* Must be able to work in both a team environment and autonomously

* Must be able to communicate effectively and respectfully with all colleagues and clients.

* Must be able to take direction from management and other carers

* Must have excellent communication skills

* Carers need a high level of attention to detail in this role, must be able to think quickly on their feet

* Must have the ability to read maps/gps and use smart phone applications

* Must have a positive and energetic attitude and show initiative

* Must be flexible as daily tasks often change

* Must understand reward based training

* You must supply a current police check should you be invited for an interview

* You must be willing to complete a pet first aid course, in your own time (we will provide the session)

Please note, the role can be quite physical with the need to be able to move quickly and safely

Safety is paramount in this role. As the carer will have animals in their care, the safety to both the carer and the animals must always be their first priority.

As we are a cage-free establishment the ability to constantly be aware is essential

Correction based trainers and carers need not apply, we are a positive reinforcement establishment practicing a gentle approach

Successful Candidates will receive;

* A competitive hourly rate

* Superannuation

* A job kit that will keep you prepared for all situations

* Fuel allowance

* On the job training with qualified trainers and experienced carers

* The opportunity to further your skills, learn new skills in the dog walking and doggy day care industry

* A wonderful team environment and new family

Applicants who are located within 30 mins of Williamstown will be given first preference (applicants further than 45 minutes drive away need not apply).

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you are interested in applying for this animal carer role please email us with a resume, and cover letter outlining your availability, experience and any relevant information regarding the prerequisites.

Closing date - Friday 14 May 2021

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $21.00 – $27.00 per hour

Williamstown North, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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