newAnimal Shelter Assistant

Date Posted: 4 days ago
Salary: $28.99 - $31.82 an hour
Redland QLD

Job Description

Animal Shelter Assistant (200179)
Part Time - 25 hours per week
$28.99 to $31.82 Hourly + up to 12% super
RCC Officers' Level 1
A Career with RCC
Redland City Council (RCC) is situated on the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast, which includes the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, mainland suburbs and rural hinterland which is located east of Brisbane. RCC offers you the chance to improve lives and shape your own career. You’ll enjoy diverse work and opportunities to grow, working in a truly special community and a region of outstanding natural beauty. In return for your passion and commitment to moving Redland City forward, we offer great benefits and the balance you need to bring the best you. Visit our careers website to find out more and meet some of our wonderful team.
The Opportunity
We are seeking a part time Animal Shelter Assistant to join the Animal Re-homing Team, you will support the operation and maintenance of Council’s animal shelter facility. This will involve providing a high level of care for our impounded and adoption animals, whilst assisting with customer enquiries and ensuring the shelter grounds are maintained.
Other Benefits
In addition to salary, Council may offer a range of other benefits including:
  • Access to professional and leadership development programs;
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities to increase your industry knowledge and professional and business acumen;
  • Secondment opportunities for career development;
  • Ability to contribute to the community and make the Redlands Coast a better place to live and do business;
  • Reward and recognition programs;
  • Access to flexible working arrangement provisions and generous leave provisions such as paid parental leave and purchased leave scheme; and
  • Wellness programs, social club and employee assistance program.

About you
We are seeking a person who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, has a passion for animals and strives to create enrichment opportunities for our furry friends. To be successful in this role, you will have ‘hands on’ knowledge of animal behaviour, and experience with dogs, cats, poultry and livestock.
If you have excellent community and customer service skills, and a desire to make a difference to the animals in our care, then this role could be for you.
Eligibility requirements
  • Mandatory Criteria
    • Current manual drivers licence
    • Pre-employment medical assessment
  • To be eligible for employment, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

To apply
Applications will only be accepted through Council’s Web Recruitment system or through OURspace for current Council employees. Hard copy and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
To be considered, applicants must submit a:
  • Cover letter (one page);
  • Current resume; and
  • Separate statement addressing selection criteria attached to your cover letter and uploaded as one document. Please read the Position Description and selection criteria-based application instructions before applying for this role.

RCC utilises a merit-based recruitment process which may include various testing methods, such as psychometric testing and requesting the submission of a short video application from candidates after the advertisement closes.
Specific information on the position (200179) can be obtained by contacting Rachael Sellwood on (07) 3829 8475. Applications for this position close at 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Thursday 30 September 2021.
Applications will not be accepted from a third party.

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