Experienced animal attendant, groomer or dog obedience trainer

AUSTRALIA / Swan Hill Pet Boarding

Send your resume to info@swanhillpetboarding.com.au along with a cover letter explaining what you can add to our business.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Animal Attendant

The bullet points below describe most of the tasks that may be required in your position and therefore constitute your job description.

• Experienced for over 3 years working in a kennels, dog grooming or as a dog obedience trainer and able to verify experience for purpose of visa requirement
• prepare food (including special diets) and deliver food and water to animals
• clean and prepare comfortable sleeping quarters for animals
• clear away animal waste; clean, disinfect and look after animal enclosures and cages; and check locks
• Take effective and clear photos of pets playing or being cared for
• bathe and groom animals
• treat minor injuries and report serious health problems
• transfer animals safely between enclosures
• maintain animal records
• talk with the public and other staff.
• inspect and test animals for worm infestation and disease
• clean and disinfect cages and facilities, and sterilise equipment
• Carry out equipment repairs where required
• Carry out property maintenance where required including gardening
• Carry out building works where required
• Carry out grooming of pets that include, brushing, washing, clipping, stripping, ear plucking, nails, de-matting etc
• Ensure that all documentation is completed correctly and that each pet is identifiable
• Exercise pets as instructed
• Play and cuddle pets as instructed
• Sell products to customers onsite and during events or pop up shops
• Attending promotions, in-store demos and markets as required
• Any other duties related to the needs of the business and its properties
• Attend on/off site training as required by the business
• To deputise for the owners as required for days off and holiday cover
• Reconcile takings for the day/week
• Take bookings accurately and ensuring that boarding conditions are met
• Collect and drop off pets to owners premises
• Identifying stock requirements and reporting where necessary
• Cleaning public areas
• Organising displays of products and/or services
• Enter photos onto company Facebook page and maintain website information

Personal Requirements:
• enjoy practical and manual activities
• free from allergies aggravated by animal hair, fur and dust
• able to undertake manual and sometimes heavy work
• able to handle animals with confidence and patience
• interested in animals and their welfare
• observant and methodical.
• interest in dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horse/ponies, sheep and any other animal we have onsite
• calm, confident demeanor with dogs & cats
• patience with owners
• interpersonal and communication skills
• perseverance
• alert to changes in animals behavior
• Honest and reliable
• Industrious
• Basic computer skills using Microsoft
• Happy disposition

Nationalities Accepted/Visa Requirements: https://www.border.gov.au/

Expires: Feb 28, 2017

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