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Animal Care Assistant


RSPCA ACT is looking for energetic & motivated people to join our team of animal care assistants on a casual basis. We are looking for someone with extraordinary customer service experience, basic knowledge of animal care and handling, and a genuine interest in animals and their welfare. You will be required to be flexible as you will be called upon to work in the Pet Adoption Centre and retail shop; but also, the cattery, kennels, and with other domestic animals or perhaps the vet clinic and with wildlife at times. If you enjoy variety and have a passion for animal welfare, then this may be the position for you.

RSPCA ACT offers:

  • A supportive team.
  • Variety and opportunities to develop.
  • An environment to share your passion for animal welfare.
  • Free parking.
  • Uniforms.
  • Access to subsidised vet care & other benefits.

What we are looking for

  • A passion for excellent customer service.
  • A passion for animal welfare.
  • Computer and administration skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Honesty, reliability, and willingness to take instruction.
  • Qualifications in Animal Studies is highly desirable.
  • Physical and mental fitness is imperative! Working with animals is hard physical work and can be mentally demanding. 

This is a base-level position. Salary and conditions of employment are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 Level 1.

We work and hire by RSPCA ACT mission & charter, which you can read on our website. If you don't feel that you can live these values while at work, then this role is not for you.

How to apply


Download the documents listed, complete and submit the forms, with your resume and cover letter, via the "Apply Now" button.

The job description includes the selection criteria which you will need to provide your written responses to.        

It is essential that you provide responses to the selection criteria to be considered for the role.   

Due to the overwhelming amount of applications, we receive, contact will only be made with candidates we select for our shortlist.

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