Animal Attendant - Dog Daycare


Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Nov 21

This job is no longer accepting applications.

Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term until June 2022

Hours of work: 40 hours per week between the hours of 6.45am - 7.00pm, Monday – Friday 

Location: SPCA Hobsonville Centre

About the role 

We are seeking candidates with excellent people skills and a passion for dogs and animal welfare as the SPCA has a full time fixed-term position available as a team member of our very busy Doggy Daycare team.

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.

Duties will include:

· Dealing with enquiries regarding enrolment of new dogs in person, via phone or website 

· Coordinating and working with volunteers and the team with an aim to improve the daycare experience 

· Monitoring animal health, behaviour and administering medication if required 

· Enhancing opportunities for socialisation, enrichment and basic training for the dogs in the daycare 

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 training 

· Have applicable tertiary qualification e.g. animal care, animal welfare, canine training and behaviour would be preferable 

· Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and have 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 computer skills 

· 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 preferred 

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 Monday 6th December 2021

SPCA strongly encourages all new employees to have the Covid-19 vaccination.  

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