Pet Therapy Administrator

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Part-time

Date Listed: 27-02-2024

Description: Lort Smith is a Melbourne icon, serving its people and their animals for 87 years. Our North Melbourne hospital and clinic provides a broad range of veterinary and emergency services to the community of Melbourne and its surrounds, and our Campbellfield Adoption Centre is a vet clinic and shelter, rehoming surrendered animals. Our Pet Therapy Program has been running for more than 35 years as part of our community outreach services. Volunteers take their specially assessed dogs to hospitals, justice settings, residential care and other services across Melbourne, providing comfort and relief to people experiencing illness, adversity, loneliness and the long-term impacts of trauma. You can learn more about the program here: In this part-time administrator role (30.4 hours per fortnight), you will provide key support to the delivery of Lort Smith’s Pet Therapy program. Your primary role will involve supporting the Pet Therapy team to assess, screen, refer and support Pet Therapy volunteer-dog teams, and support in the delivery of the program’s fundraising activities to ensure the sustainable delivery of the program. You will continue to foster a supportive, motivating and rewarding working environment for volunteers. You will support the Pet Therapy team to develop efficiencies in systems and processes and coordinate facility and volunteer check-ins and support meetings. You will also be a key support to the Community Programs Manager, helping to prepare grant applications and write program and acquittal reports.

Remuneration p/a: $65000 pro rata - $70 000 pro rata