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The Animal Welfare League of SA (AWL) is an animal welfare and care provider recognised for the provision and development of services for animals in need.

We operate the state's largest animal shelter and are industry leaders in re-homing lost, surrendered and abandoned animals.

By becoming a part of the AWL family, you will be assisting in the successful rehabilitation and rehoming of lost and abandoned animals from across South Australia and be a part of an team that leads the industry in animal welfare practices.

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The Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc (AWL) is a leading animal welfare and care provider recognised for the provision and development of services for animals in need.

Established in 1964,  AWL operate the state's largest animal shelter and lead the industry in re-homing lost, surrendered and abandoned animals.

An exciting and rare opportunity is available within AWL’s team for a fully qualified Vet Nurse.

The Vet Nurses form an integral part of the Veterinary Team and work closely with the Veterinarians and Animal Attendants.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Vet Nurse with demonstrated ability in working within the Veterinary industry with a wide and varied set of skills within a fast paced environment. You will also have: 

  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of Vet Nursing
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience
  • Outstanding animal handling skills
  • Strong communication and problem solving ability
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering continuous improvement initiatives

Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who is team focused, adaptable and gains respect for their ability to work with people of varying levels of experience and different personalities to achieve positive results.

Please address your application to the People, Culture & Safety Manager and post or email to:

Post:    PO Box 1525 Port Adelaide 5015

Email:   employment@awlsa.com.au

Applications for this position must address the job and person specification and be accompanied by a covering letter and current CV.

Job Description

At the Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc (AWL), we value the lives of people and pets, and encourage a community that values the human-animal bond for mutual wellbeing and enrichment.

By becoming a part of the AWL family, you will be assisting in the successful rehabilitation and rehoming of lost and abandoned animals from across South Australia and be a part of a team that leads the industry in animal welfare practices.

The successful candidates will be responsible for providing day to day care for shelter and boarding animals and excellent customer service to members of the public.  We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and team-orientated people to work across both of our Animal Care Centres located at Wingfield and Edinburgh North and our Boarding Centre on a casual basis.

This role will provide you with the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Contributing to the effective provision of animal care through the delivery of safe animal handling skills
  • Performing animal care tasks such as cleaning enclosures, feeding, exercising and monitoring animals
  • Providing a high level of service to customers in the boarding, adoption, surrender and reclaiming of animals to enhance the reputation of AWL within the local community
  • Observing, documenting and reporting health and behaviour concerns of animals in our care
  • Ensuring all necessary documentation relating to the management of animals are recorded accurately

If you have a minimum of 2 years’ hands on experience within the animal industry and have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude, we would love to hear from you. The successful applicants will be given extensive on-the-job training.

Please note, you will be required to be available for on-call work over a rotating roster, which includes weekends and public holidays.

Please address your application to the AWL People, Culture & Safety Manager and post or email.

Post: PO Box 1525 Port Adelaide 5015

Email: employment@awlsa.com.au

Applications for the Animal Attendant position must address the essential criteria of the job description and be accompanied by a covering letter and current CV.

Applications close: Friday 31st January 2020

Job Description

At the Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc (AWL), we value the lives of people and pets, and encourage a community that values the human-animal bond for mutual wellbeing and enrichment.

By becoming a part of the AWL family, you will be assisting in the successful rehabilitation and rehoming of lost and abandoned animals from across South Australia and be a part of a team that leads the industry in animal welfare practices.

The successful candidates will be responsible for providing excellent customer service to members of the public in our shelter and boarding facilities.  We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and team-orientated people to work across both of our Animal Care Centres located at Wingfield and Edinburgh North and our Boarding Centre on a casual basis.

This role will provide you with the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Providing a high level of service to customers in the boarding, adoption, surrender and reclaiming of animals to enhance the reputation of AWL within the local community
  • Representing AWL in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ensuring customers are provided with helpful and accurate information in relation to their queries
  • Ensuring appointments are managed and booked successfully and customers are informed of necessary information prior to arriving for a scheduled appointment
  • Observing, documenting and reporting health and behaviour concerns of animals in our care
  • Ensuring all necessary documentation relating to the management of animals are recorded accurately

If you have a minimum of 2 years’ customer service experience and have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude, we would love to hear from you. Animal industry experience is advantageous. The successful applicants will be given extensive on-the-job training.

Please note, you will be required to be available for on-call work over a rotating roster, which includes weekends and public holidays.

Please address your application to the AWL People, Culture & Safety Manager and post or email.

Post: PO Box 1525 Port Adelaide 5015

Email: employment@awlsa.com.au

Applications for the Customer Service Officer position must address the essential criteria of the job description and be accompanied by a covering letter and current CV.

Applications close: Friday 31st January 2020

Job Description

Volunteering at the AWL helps to provide care, food, medical attention, training and shelter to thousands of animals in need.

The AWL offer a range of volunteer roles which provide valuable experience and development opportunities.

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