‹ Back to all jobs

Dog Groomer

LocationNewtown, NSW 2042
Work TypeCasual
Positions1 Position
Published At:19 days ago
  • Cleaner
  • System Administration
  • Kennel Hand Animal Care
  • Customer Service
  • Client Relations
  • Team Player
Job no: QTH6H

Kip Newtown

Position: Dog Groomer

At Kip, we provide pets with the best care and enrichment - and have our people to thank for it. We are compassionate caregivers to our four-legged friends and exceptional communicators to their paw-rents. And, we are now on the howl for a dog mad, get-your-hands-dirty-and-your-shirt-furry Groomer to join our Kip community.

Why Kip Happy Stays?

  • Did someone say pets?
  • We offer real career pathways for individuals who are looking for more than just a job. We are committed to development with a majority of our leaders having been promoted internally.
  • We offer opportunities for ongoing training to develop and build your animal handling skills, such as pet first aid and pet CPR, canine socialisation online workshops, and/or become an accredited dog trainer through Kip with the National Dog Trainer’s Federation (NDTF).
  • Our team leaders have access to further training opportunities, such as human first aid, leadership workshops, secondment roles and a Kip community where ongoing learning is celebrated and shared amongst each other.
  • We drive collaborative relationships and we encourage our team leaders to visit similar sites to understand how we operate across Kip, network with teams and learn/share ideas from peers. 
  • We offer a structured induction program that trains on all aspects of the role you will need to succeed and feel confident. This is great for individuals with no animal handling experience but a desire to learn on the job!

Extra perks:

  • You receive generous staff discounts of up to 50% on shop items and on our boarding and daycare services (where applicable).
  • Employee referral program where you can earn up to $3000 per person when you recommend exceptional people that we onboard at Kip Happy Stays.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that supports our employees with free confidential counselling and support to all employees.
  • Find long term friendships with humans who have similar passions and interests and a drive to provide the best quality care to pets across Australia.
  • Work for a fun and exciting business with a well established reputation and brand.
  • You will be a key contributor to providing a high level of service to pets and their parents through care you can genuinely be proud of - and don’t forget the daily pet cuddles!

What are the responsibilities of the role?

  • Ensuring that all pets are safe during the grooming process
  • Grooming and styling pets according to pet owners’ instructions or standard grooming styles
  • Accommodating special requests that pet owners may have
  • General grooming responsibilities such as but not limited to dematting/detangling hair, bathing and drying, nail trims, ear cleans
  • Identifying health issues in pets, such as ear infections, skin conditions, or tooth decay, and informing pet owners of these observations
  • Frequent cleaning and upkeep of work station
  • Building and maintaining rapport with our dog owners through daily feedback and transparency
  • Daily administration such as answering grooming enquiries through email and phone, record keeping, making bookings

What are the minimum requirements?

  • 2 years+ previous grooming experience 
  • Ability to carry out breed specific clips in a timely manner and with no supervision 
  • Able to handle larger breed dogs
  • High level of communication and empathetic in nature
  • Able to work long days, on your feet, in a high pressure environment
  • Comfortable with computer systems (emails, booking platform) and phone applications

What's the best way to be shortlisted?

  • Include a cover letter outlining why you are best fit for the role
  • Available Monday to Friday

Further details:

  • Our recruitment process involves a one-way video interview.

We look forward to reviewing your applications!

  • Published on 12 Feb 2024, 1:19 AM