Position Title: Animal Care Assistant
Award: Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award
Award Level: Level 2
- To provide front line service to members of the general public at our Jerrabomberra Wetlands office
- To provide immediate care for native animals received by ACT Wildlife before distribution to carers.
- Act as a first point of contact for members of the public
- Answer the wildlife hotline phone and accurately enter details into the call log in a timely manner
- Triaging animal cases appropriately
- Organise rescue and/or transport for animals
- Coordinate animal movements between transporter, Jerrabomberra facility and carers by using the WildMan data base and referring to Species Coordinators.
- Ensure there is an action outcome for each call
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensure all animals are provided with food, water and appropriate housing
- Assess (with assistance if required) and monitor the health and well-being of the animals in your care
- Direct volunteers to provide valuable assistance
- Perform cleaning routines including sanitation of the enclosures and surrounding areas according to standard industrial procedures
- Maintain the cleanliness of the office, animal room, laundry, toilet/storage and aviaries
- Maintain supplies of medical items, brochures by liaising with the Secretary
- Other duties as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- At least one year’s employment experience, preferably in an animal orientated field
- Ability to understand and follow ACT Wildlife and Industry policies and procedures
- Experience in handling and caring for animals
- Computer database and office skills.
- Drivers Licence
- Experience with not-for-profit organisations
- Sound understanding or ability to acquire understanding of and commitment to EEO and WHS principles and practices.
- Good interpersonal skills
- High degree of motivation and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team, but also to work independently, with minimum supervision when required
- Organisational skills, ability to work under pressure, prioritise work and to meet set deadlines
- Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
- Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality in dealing with issues of a sensitive nature
- Honest and reliable and willing to take direction.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Detailed conditions of employment are set out in the occupant’s letter of engagement, the award and any other document referred to in relevant industrial relations laws
- Approval for overtime must be given by the executive prior to being worked.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND ACT WILDLIFE EXPECTATIONS
- There is a possibility of exposure to
- Infectious organisms
- Animal waste
- Chemical materials requiring work Health Safety Data Sheets
- Hostile and/or upset persons
- Stressed and ‘aggressive’ animals
- Ability to work weekends and public holidays
- Ability to maintain a neat and well-groomed personal appearance
- Preparedness to Wear ACT Wildlife apparel
- Attendance at staff training and staff meetings when required
- Provide a brief monthly report to committee
- Demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy site environment for staff and visitors
- Able to implement and promote the policies and positions of ACT Wildlife
- Ability to demonstrate cooperative work practices and contribute to a positive culture
- Reasonable physical fitness including ability to lift up to 20kg
- Outline your previous employment experience, including previous work in a customer-oriented field.
- Provide examples of your experience in animal care and handling.
- Please write a statement explaining why we should employ you. To assist in preparing your statement, some things we would like to know about you are: why you want to work for us, your teamwork and people skills, how you have shown initiative, and how you communicate effectively with others.
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