Animal Care Position - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Animal Care Position - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The DSPCA was established over 180 years ago in 1840. Over the years we have grown to be the leading and largest animal welfare charity in Ireland. We exist uniquely to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the sick, injured and cruelly treated animals. The DSPCA rehomes over 2,500 animals each year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a successful candidate to join the Team. Candidates will assist in the day to day running of rehoming kennels. Working closely with Adoptions, Dog training Team & Vet Department. This is a full time role with 40hours per week.

There are opportunities for growth within the team with this role. A successful candidate should want to progress on to becoming a dog-trainer. Full training will be provided for the Dog training role. 

Responsibilities

•Maintaining cleanliness of kennels

•Administration of medication & feeds

•Making & attending vet appointments

•Exercising, socialising & providing environmental enrichment

•Basic training & working on dogs' behavioural issues

•Upkeep of behavioural & medication sheets

•Assisting with behavioural assessments

•Assisting in the training & development of volunteers, interns & work experience students

  • Animal Care Position - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Key requirements

•A passion for animal welfare

•Flexible and reliable candidate  

•Excellent organizational & time management skills

•Experience required in handling dogs of all sizes, breeds & temperaments essential

•Understanding of canine body language

•Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment & prioritise tasks

•Strong team player, with the ability to work on own initiative & have good judgement to seek guidance when required

•Experience in a similar role

•Good communication skills  

•Possess a strong personal work ethic

Further training provided to progress within the role:

•Kennel hygiene  •Exercising, socializing & providing environmental enrichment

•Basic training & working on dogs' behavioural issues

•Assisting with behavioural assessments

•Understanding of canine body language  

Canine Behaviour & Dog Training Diploma Course provided with Role:  

Read more about this 12 week course HERE

  • Animal Care Position - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED