Canine Quarantine & Feline Ringworm Attendant


Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Part time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Jan 15

This job is no longer accepting applications.


Contract: Permanent, Part Time

Hours of Work: Monday, Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 8am-330pm (29.5 hours weekly)

Location: SPCA Christchurch Centre

About the role:

You will be responsible for ensuring that all animals housed in the Canine Quarantine and Feline Ringworm Unit are provided with the five freedoms outlined in the Animal Welfare Act 1999. Provide for the physical health and behavioural needs of these animals housed at the centre, ensuring that their environment and care is maintained to the highest standards.

They also support the Canine Animal Care Team Leader as required by ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the animal centre and that Centre standards are maintained.

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:

  • A Certificate in Animal Care or equivalent is required
  • Qualifications or relevant experience in the animal care/welfare industry
  • 1+ years' experience in handling companion animals, preferably in a shelter environment.
  • Experience in Animal drug administration would be an advantage
  • A sound understanding of animal behaviour – normal v abnormal
  • Confidence in handling companion animals displaying a range of temperaments
  • An understanding of Contagious and Zoonotic diseases is desirable
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision and effectively prioritise daily tasks.
  • Ability to receive and give appropriate effective advice, input and feedback.
  • A commitment to high quality work and professionalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – communicate effectively with customers, volunteers and other employees.
  • Demonstrated strengths in accuracy, precision and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as to work alone.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with responsibility and integrity.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability (will include flexibility of hours)
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise, multi task and meet expected deadlines
  • Ability to manage stress and handle emotional situations while retaining empathy
  • Is professional and works collaboratively with all members of staff, including Volunteers.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and work in the field which requires physical fitness

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. To find out more about us, go here

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now! Applications without a cover letter stating why you feel you are suited to this role, will NOT be considered.

Applications close on 26th January 2022.

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

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