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Education Liaison Officer

RSPCA Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Combine your passion for animal welfare and your passion for education and training
Access to a range of learning and development opportunities, staff discounts and flexible working options
Permanent part-time opportunity at our Burwood East site

About RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting an Education Liaison Officer to join our Education and Community Outreach Team in a permanent part-time capacity. Reporting to the Education and Training Manager, you will play a key role in providing expert advice and assistance regarding the use of animals in Education and Training programs, in order to deliver engaging and successful content to learners.

Internal applications for this position are welcomed and encouraged.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Education and Training Manager, you will:
Provide expert advice and assistance regarding the use of animals in Education and Training programs, including contributing the preparation of course plans and content, supervising and ensuring appropriate handling of animals during programs, and delivering and participating in presentations relating to the Barn animals
Ensure that accurate documentation is maintained for all care and handling of animals for Education and Training programs, including the collection of animal usage data and production of reports as required, ensuring that all applicable policies and ethics framework requirements are followed
Contribute to and/or lead the development, design and delivery of tailored training in the needs and characteristics of horses, livestock and poultry for internal and external education programs
Provide assistance in coordinating animals required for the delivery of Education and Training Programs
Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, and consistently behaving in accordance with the RSPCA Victoria values and associated policies.

What we are looking for from you

Holds or is willing to complete a Certificate II in Animal Studies or equivalent or higher related study/qualification
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or be willing to gain this qualification within 12 months
Previous experience in an animal care role (specifically livestock, horses, production animals, small animals and poultry), including extensive knowledge of animal anatomy, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling
Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging work environment, whilst showing great compassion to the animals in our care
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team environment
The ability to work rotating rosters including weekends and public holidays
This position also requires a Victorian Driver’s License, national criminal history check, Working with Children Check and a current tetanus vaccination.

What we can offer you

Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave.
Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services, education programs and access to a wealth of resources.
Generous discount on products and services, including Hill’s pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services
Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia.
Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.

How to apply

To learn more about our organisation and this job opportunity, please visit our website at www.rspcavic.org and download the Position Description attached to this advertisement for more details. Alternatively, please contact our Acting Education and Learning Manager, Belinda Marchbank on bmarchbank@rspcavic.org.au

If this role excites you, submit your application with your cover letter and resume, addressing how you meet the selection criteria. Applications close on Sunday, 24th April 2021.

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here.

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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