RSPCA ACT offers a range of exciting roles at a variety of levels. From time to time, opportunities become available and are filled through a merit-based process. Core skills needed for all roles at RSPCA ACT include:
An empathy for and understanding of animal welfare
Outgoing personality embodying a willingness to always improve
Loyalty, honesty, integrity and personal maturity
Able to balance passion with integrity and common sense
RSPCA adopts an equal employment philosophy. Successful candidates are required to submit a police check and in some circumstances, a medical examination may be sought.
RSPCA ACT offers:
Subsidised Veterinary Care for your pet
A range of other employee benefits
About RSPCA ACT
RSPCA ACT’s mission is the prevention to cruelty to animals in the ACT. We are the only animal shelter for all species, as well as, full time animal welfare Inspectorate in the greater Canberra community. Our 60+ staff members and hundreds of volunteers care for thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, injured, sick and unwanted animals every year.
Dog Trainer - Contractor
RSPCA ACT is looking to expand the expertise in our Dog Training Services School.
Do you want to influence harmonious and trusting relationships between Canberrans and their dogs?
Do you want to assist Canberrans be better dog owners?
If you answered YES!
Then we would like to meet you!
We are looking for enthusiastic & experienced dog trainers to contract their skills to RSPCA ACT. This will be primarily to conduct group sessions with clients and their dogs. But also to evolve our training programs, in conjunction with our Dog Training Services Coordinator, to one-one classes to address specific common behavioural challenges, and also refresher and group consolidation classes.
What RSPCA ACT requires:
- Certification from a dog training accrediting agency, such as the Delta Society or the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF), or equivalent
- Sound knowledge of dog training techniques using positive reinforcement training methods and knowledge of current trends
- Have a current Working with Vulnerable Peoples registration
- Ability to follow current curriculum, but also contribute feedback for the development of the curriculum.
- Sound knowledge & understanding of animal behaviour and body language.
- Proven experience working as a dog trainer.
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
- Strong dog handling skills.
- A love for dogs AND their people.
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide clear instruction and advice to the general public, community groups, stakeholders and children.
- Ability to train other people and impart knowledge, including mentoring less experienced dog trainers.
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a diversity of individuals from both within and outside RSPCA ACT.
- Some flexibility around working weekends and evenings
- A passion for animal welfare.
What you can expect from us:
- Supportive & experienced network to ensure your success
- Cover under RSPCA ACT relevant insurances
- Existing curriculum & established processes
- Secure areas to conduct classes
- Experience with a wide range of dogs and people
- Scheduled classes to fit your work/life balance
- Competitive rates for the delivery of classes.
In order to apply please email a cover letter and current resume outlining how you meet the above requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterinarians Part-time, RSPCA ACT - Casual, New Grads
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ACT is Australia’s prominent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA ACT is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including a fully equipped veterinary hospital with dedicated staff to care for animals.
There are opportunities to join us on either a part time or casual basis that may require some weekends and on-call work. We also welcome New Grads to apply.
RSPCA ACT offers :
- A happy supportive team
- Flexible hours to enjoy a family friendly work-life balance
- AVA membership
- Support to continue professional development
- An environment to share your passion for animal welfare
- An interesting mix of consulting, treatment and surgical opportunities.
What we are looking for:
- Appropriate Veterinary Science qualification with registration for Veterinary’s Board of ACT.
- A great work ethic
- A team player
- A passion for animal welfare
- A passion for fostering great customer relations
- Experience in not-for-profit would be an advantage
- Experience with wildlife would be an advantage
To apply for the position, you will need to download the following documents from www.rspca-act.org.au :
Applications are to be emailed to email@example.com
Cert IV enrolled or qualified veterinary nurse- Full time or Part time, RSPCA ACT
RSPCA ACT Veterinary Clinic is seeking full-time and part-time qualified nurses to join our team. Each day varies and duties include surgical and medical nursing, client education, and administration.
We are looking for a candidate that is a team player, who is self-motivated, adaptable, has excellent time-management and communication skills, and thrives in a busy, supportive environment.
RSPCA ACT offers :
- A happy supportive team.
- Support to continue professional development.
- An environment to share your passion for animal welfare.
- An interesting mix of consulting, clinical, and surgical nursing opportunities.
What we are looking for:
- Appropriate qualifications with experience.
- A great work ethic & team player.
- A passion for animal welfare.
- A passion for fostering great customer relations.
- Experience in not-for-profit would be an advantage.
- Experience with wildlife would be an advantage.
- Physical and mental fitness is imperative! Working with animals in a shelter environment is physical work and can be mentally demanding.
- Be able to pass a pre-employment medical assessment.
Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2020, Level 3 - 4, depending on experience and qualifications. The role may include working 1 in 4 Saturdays and an on-call roster for Public Holidays with appropriate allowances.
How to apply:
Download the documents listed below and return the forms and your completed application, including cover letter and resume,
The job description includes the selection criteria to which you will need to provide your written responses.
If you do not provide any responses to the selection criteria you will not be considered for the role.
Inspectorate Support Officer - 1 year contract with possibility of ongoing employment
RSPCA ACT is seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual to join its team as a Support Officer for its Inspectorate team. As a Support Officer, you will play a crucial role in responding to enquiries from the public concerning animal welfare. The position involves working closely with all areas of the RSPCA team and community and government based organisations to ensure the welfare of animals is upheld.
Ideally this person would aspire to develop their career within the Inspectorate team.
Collaborate with RSPCA Inspectors to provide essential support. This may include responding to animal welfare concerns and requests for assistance to ensure animals are being cared for acceptably.
Assist in maintaining accurate records of Inspectorate activities.
Prepare reports and documentation as required, ensuring compliance with organisational standards and legal requirements.
Coordinate logistics for field operations, including equipment preparation, transportation, and communication.
Ensure that all necessary resources are available for successful on-site interventions.
Act as a liaison between the Inspectors and the community, fostering positive relationships and raising awareness about animal welfare.
Participate in educational initiatives and outreach programs as directed.
Training and Development.
Undergo training to enhance skills and knowledge relevant to animal welfare and the responsibilities of a support officer.
Work towards acquiring the necessary qualifications to potentially transition into a full-time inspector.
Qualifications and Skills.
Excellent organisational and multitasking abilities.
Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues, the public, and other stakeholders.
Willingness to learn and adapt to the demands of fieldwork.
Ability to maintain composure in challenging and emotionally charged situations.
Intermediate administrative skills, including proficiency in record keeping and report writing.
Maintain a valid Australian Drivers licence.
Salary: In line with the Animal Care & Veterinary Services Award, Level 3-4
How to Apply: Download the documents listed below and email the forms and your completed application, including cover letter addressing the selection criteria questions, and resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The job description includes the selection criteria which you will need to provide your written responses to. If you do not provide any responses to the selection criteria, you will not be considered for the role.
Closing Date: 29th February 2024
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