ID: 136510

Horse Care Team Member

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Doonan QLD

About this opportunity

In the morning session (8am - 10am), the horses are checked for any signs of illness of injury, their rugs are taken off (only a couple of our horses wear rugs), fly masks put on those who need them and water troughs are checked. Sunscreen put on those who need it. The horses also receive their extra feeds in the morning session along with any supplements or medications that they may need.

In the late afternoon session (4pm-6pm usually), horses are checked again, rugs are put on and fly masks taken off. . For your safety, two people are present at all times.

Responsibilities • participate within a team to ensure that our horses are safe and well cared for • implement regular horse health welfare checks (once a week the horses’ weights are checked) • identify issues/problems as they occur and suggest solutions • adapt to a changing environment • comply with team leader instructions • participate and contribute positively as a team member to achieve team objectives • make a positive contribution to team work plans • provide assistance to team members to successfully achieve work plans and tasks within time frames • provide guidance and training to others within the scope of competency • ensure work environments are clean and safe • comply with safety requirements and report all non-compliance to the team leader • comply with policies • take all reasonable care for personal health and safety; and take reasonable care that personal acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons

Personal Attributes We have made a commitment to build, nurture and celebrate a strong and positive workplace culture that embraces teamwork and shared values. All staff and volunteers are expected to demonstrate our values: • Professionalism, Honesty & Integrity – what we show in all that we do • Respect, Compassion & Empathy – the things we show when we interact with the animals, co-workers and visitors on site • Self-Valuing Our Contribution - how we behave toward ourselves and appreciate our position in the organisation • Colleagues Working Together and Playing Nice - how we behave toward our colleagues and how we expect our colleagues to behave towards us The personal attributes required to do this job effectively. You are a person who: • is responsible and reliable • cares about the quality of their work • enjoys working in a team environment

Skills & Experience Required The following skills and experience will be needed in order to fulfil this role: • experience with horses is required • well-developed time management and daily planning skills Other Requirements This position requires you to be physically able to do any and all the following tasks for reasonable periods: • kneel and squat (we have some tiny ponies) • work on uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces • lift and carry hay and buckets of feed (nothing over 5kg)


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . Working with Children Check *.

You will require a "C" Class Driver's Licence and a Blue Card
Skills & Experience Required
The following skills and experience will be needed in order to fulfil this role:
• experience with horses is required
• well-developed time management and daily planning skills
Other Requirements
This position requires you to be physically able to do any and all the following tasks for reasonable periods:
• kneel and squat (we have some tiny ponies)
• work on uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces
• lift and carry hay and buckets of feed (nothing over 5kg)

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

1 hour on mornings and/or afternoons to suit.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Working with Animals
Training

Provided if required