ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT
Animal Care Assistant (Part-time; ~16-25 hours p/week)
Experienced Animal Care Assistant needed for an organization with a proven track record in the animal welfare industry. Candidates must have excellent customer service and communication skills and a positive and compassionate attitude to become a member of our team.
Our Animal Care Team works closely with our Volunteer program, Veterinary team, Training and Behavior program and the Foster program to ensure the smooth and efficient movement of animals from intake to adoption.
Duties include but are not limited to: Housekeeping: laundry, mopping, sweeping and cleaning exam/treatment room and kennels and shelter building; Feeding, medicating and care of dogs and cats; Experienced candidate must feel comfortable working with shelter Veterinarian, assisting with animal handling and restraint and be comfortable lifting animals, food and litter – 60+ lbs. This is a demanding but rewarding position.
Candidate must be a reliable self-starter, good team player, able to work efficiently without direct supervision and dependable. Have exceptional customer service skills, ability to multi-task, friendly positive attitude, forward thinking and proactive, take direction well and have confidence to deal with stressful situations on a daily basis. Knowledge and experience in animal care and handling for both dogs and cats is strongly preferred.
Starting pay is $11.00/hr and is based on experience. Hours are part-time; weekdays and weekends; mornings and/or evenings; ~16-25 hours p/week. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be able to get to work in all kinds of weather related situations .