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Animal Attendant Traineeship (Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Identified Position)

The University of Queensland - Gatton, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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School of Veterinary Science

Founded in 1936, the School of Veterinary Science has a rich history and a reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians with plenty of initiative and drive. The School has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The school also maintains a Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Clinic at Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane.

About This Opportunity

The Animal Attendant Traineeship program is an 18-month program that provides trainees with the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Animal Studies course while working at UQ. In this entry-level position you will undertake work tasks to support teaching and research requirements of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital particularly the Clinical Studies Centre. You will work with a team devoted to the care and husbandry of companion animals (dogs, cats and birds).

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Feeding and hydration care for animals.
Cleaning and hygiene maintenance of kennels, cat condominiums, and wards in veterinary clinics and research facilities.
Undertake laundering and hygiene management tasks.
Bathing and grooming animals.
Food preparation.
Assistance with collection and movement of animals.
Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking motivated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who want to expand their knowledge and skills by undertaking a Certificate III in Animal Studies. Ideally candidates are looking to gain on-the-job training to build a sustainable career in a vibrant university environment or in animal care work.

Successful candidates should have a genuine interest and commitment to the welfare of companion animals. Demonstrate care and compassion for and experience in handling animals with an ability to relate and communicate with a diverse range of people.

Candidate Criteria

The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitutes a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld).

The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Successful candidates are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Additional Information

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

Remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 18 months at HEW Level 1. The salary will be in the range of $52,089 - $54,236 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

You will enjoy great working conditions including 4 weeks paid leave per year; time allocated to complete your study and a supportive team environment to help you to succeed.

Enquiries

To discuss this role or for help in applying please contact Ms Samantha Kempster on s.kempster@uq.edu.au

To Apply

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

Cover letter addressing key selection criteria; and
Resume.

For information on completing the application process click here.

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