Dog trainer

Role statement

Dog Trainers are responsible for delivering a programme of classes to members of the general public, in accordance with the RSPCA national guidelines, principles and curriculum. The Dog Trainer will be responsible for running and coordinating their classes once the course has commenced, but will be supported by a Dog Training Coordinator and a central booking and communications database.

Context

A dedicated team of veterinarians, vet nurses and animal attendants oversee the care of more than 1000 animals at the animal shelter each year from admissions to being placed in the foster care program or adopted to their forever home.

This role not only helps bring valuable funds into the shelter in support of those animals, it also helps reduce the likelihood of animals finding their way into a shelter by helping owners form a stronger bond with their pet, and ensuring pets are set up to succeed in a home.

Accountabilities

  • Conduct and run group training classes using the RSPCA WA syllabus, using only positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Conduct in-home consultations, if able 
  • Positively promote RSPCA WA dog training to the greater community
  • Maintain client relationships and promote further services within RSPCA WA
     

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Proven ability to provide high quality dog training and handling.
  • Dog training qualifications using positive reinforcement training techniques, such as Delta or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A proven ability to work independently   
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated attitude
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • A current Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Must hold Public Liability Insurance 
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check card or be willing to obtain one
     

Desirable 

  • A good understanding of significant animal welfare issues in WA.

Please note: The successful applicant will require a police clearance.
 

About RSPCA WA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) WA is the state’s leading voice in animal welfare. RSPCA WA is managed locally but works toward the goals of the organisation Australia-wide. On an average day, we employ around 90 staff and we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers. Together, our team works diligently toward preventing animal cruelty.
 

How to Apply

For more information on the key responsibilities and requirements of the role, please access the Position Description here.

Applications must include a concise CV along with a covering statement outlining the skills and experience you would bring to this role and your salary expectations.

Please email your application to dogtraining@rspcawa.asn.au