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Posted: Friday, 16 September 2016, 12:03 AM


Pawtails Rural Retreat is seeking an attendant to join the Retreat. We are operating a boarding facility located at Laggan, 15 minutes from Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands. The Kennel Attendant is responsible for the overall care of all the dogs and cats within the boarding facility and reports to the Managing Director. Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

-Prepare feed and deliver water

-Prepare and administer medication

-Manual handling of dogs and cats of all breeds

-Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all areas

-Supervision of all boarding dogs and cats (including recognising any unusual conditions or abnormal behaviours)

-Maintaining accurate records

-Treat minor injuries

-Assist with animal admissions and departures and provide reception support

-Assessment of animal temperament and appropriate integration into the facility

-Basic grooming of dogs and cats

-Picking up and dropping off of Dogs and Cats from various locations including Sydney and Canberra

The position is currently casual, however, for the right person, full time employment may be considered. The successful candidate must be available for a start in September, 2016 and be able to work weekends, public holidays, early mornings and afternoon shifts

To be considered for this opportunity you must demonstrate:

-Completion of a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (advantageous) or relevant work experience

-Ability to competently handle and care for dogs and cats of all ages and at various levels of training

-A valid driver's license

-A high level of initiative, enthusiasm and energy

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate sensitively and respectfully with relevant stakeholders. Some reception duties will be required

-Ability to effectively work both independently and as part of a team, and under direction

-Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple tasks

-The ability to follow through with all tasks; be reliable and accountable

-Mature and professional approach to your work and presentation

-Must be able to lift up to 15kg

-Must be able to stand/walk a minimum of 4 consecutive hours

If you meet the above criteria we invite you to apply for the position by email to including a brief cover letter and resume

• Location: Sydney

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