A unique opportunity to be a part of a Farmed Animal Sanctuary, providing high quality care for its rescued residents as part of a passionate team.
What you need to know
- Work schedule 5 days Monday to Friday
- Hours between 7am and 3pm (subject to change)
- This position requires a good level of physical fitness as it involves significant hands-on work, including lifting and bending.
- Pay: $25.44 per hour
- Vet Nursing experience including animal treatment plans, health checks, administering injections and medications, blood testing, testing faecal samples and more.
- Experience in handling farmed animals, with a sound understanding of their health and behavioural needs.
- Ability to supervise and support other team members during animal husbandry tasks and deliver constructive feedback where required.
- Strong attention to detail, including identification of animals who may have issues requiring investigation.
- Strong communications skills to ensure relevant people are up to speed on animal updates.
- Reliable with excellent time management skills.
- A flexible and proactive attitude with the ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities on a daily basis.
- Physical fitness and the willingness to perform manual and hands-on work in all weather conditions.
- A professional, responsible and respectful approach to working as part of a team.
- The ability to follow and/or produce detailed instructions and use initiative to solve problems.
- Great interpersonal skills with a positive attitude towards advocating on behalf of farmed animals.
- Personal commitment to the goals and values of Edgar's Mission and the promotion of kindness.
- Ability to work alone and unsupervised and take accountability.
- A current driver's licence
- A working with Children's Check (can be applied if application is successful)
- Able to drive animal transport vehicles including a horse float.
- Experience working at an animal sanctuary, shelter or advocacy organisation
Working closely with the Sanctuary Supervisor and Senior Animal Caregiver to:
- Plan, implement and record animal husbandry tasks including regular health checks of all animals, grooming, hoof and tusk trimming, vaccinations and more.
- Set up and oversee special animal treatment and rehabilitation programs for special need animals, including briefing the Caregiver team, checking regularly to ensure requirements are being met and tracking progress.
- Administer daily medications, including injections.
- Identify, assess and treat health issues in a timely manner.
- Ensure animal records are accurate and up to date by updating our database and treatment tasks on the day they occur.
- Collect faecal samples for in-house testing or sending off-site for further diagnostics.
- Collect blood samples for further diagnostics.
- Book vet appointments and order vet supplies and medications.
- Provide a detailed handover of animal treatments and updates to the senior Animal Caregiver who covers the weekend care.
- Provide a safe and enriching environment.
Other responsibilities include:
- Maintaining a safe environment for animals, staff, volunteers and visitors by following biosecurity, emergency and safety procedures.
- Feeding and cleaning support when required
- Occasional travel may be required for animal transport and general errands.
- Other duties as required.