Casual Animal Attendant

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SPCA - Greymouth - West Coast

Contract: Casual

Hours of work will be: Flexible as required - must be able to work weekends

Location: SPCA Greymouth Centre and SPCA Hokitika Centre

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.

We are seeking a Casual Animal Attendant with previous experience in handling animals, preferrably in a shelter environment. This is a casual role and will require weekend work and be split between SPCA Greymouth and SPCA Hokitika. 

 Our ideal candidate will:

  • A Certificate in Animal Care or equivalent is preferred
  • Confidence in handling companion animals displaying a range of temperaments
  • A sound understanding of animal behaviour – normal v abnormal
  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and a friendly and positive attitude.
  • Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads.
  • Be available and willing to cover weekend work.
  • Be willing to work between SPCA Hokitika centre and SPCA Greymouth centre
  • 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.

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 30th April 2019.

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