Animal Shelter Clerk Job Description Sample
Animal Care And Shelter Attendant (Regular Part-Time) (Grade 9)
Nature of Work
This is manual and specialized work responsible for the proper sanitation and operation of animal holding areas consistent with City of Huntsville Animal Services Department guidelines. Work also involves providing customer service by responding to questions regarding animal adoptions, lost/found animals, animal intake, animal behavior and other related questions to Animal Services.
Work also requires the ability to acquire specialized animal handling and venipunture skills. Work involves educating the public; feeding and maintaining animals; and performing the euthanasia of animals & disposal of animal bodies in a pathological incineration chamber. Work also involves administering medications; transporting animals for veterinary services; and inventory control.
Assignments are received from the Animal Services Supervisor verbally or in writing. The employee carries out routine work assignments in accordance with established policies and procedures. Additional guidance is provided through federal, state, and local laws, Animal Services Ordinance 95-693, Humane organizations guidelines, and departmental and City policies and procedures.
Work is reviewed through performance evaluations, conferences, logs, summary reports, inventory, and records for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to policies and procedures. Greets and educates the public on Animal Services policies and procedures. Scans animals for microchips; feeds, waters, and cares for animals housed at the animal shelter; ensures that pens and cages are properly cleaned and sanitized and repaired; administers medications to animals housed at the shelter.
Receives and processes animals coming into and out of the shelter; conducts a daily inventory of all animals; answer questions while intaking stray and owner surrendered animals.
Screens animals to determine adoption ability; performs temperament testing of animals. Observes animals for health, disease, and behavior; responds to sick and injured animals by providing humane care.
Escorts citizens who have lost their pets for observation of animals. Provides adoption counseling and basic animal behavior counseling; assists with animal adoption paperwork; operates identification tag machine; transports animals to veterinary hospitals as needed. Cremates animals in the incinerator; monitors incinerator to make sure system functions properly; weighs animals to be cremated; cleans incinerator; reads charts; maintains daily records regarding temperature and time; transports animal remains for proper disposal.
Handles and properly administers vaccinations to animals with a syringe and needle. Properly administers oral dewormers, oral and topical flea control. Properly performs heartworm and feline leukemia/AIDS testing.
Euthanizes animals by the use of sodium pentobarbital orally, intraperitoneal, and intravenous. Properly maintains controlled substance logs as required by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Maintains records; maintains an accurate inventory of all supplies.
Operates an incinerator, animal traps, ladders, dump trucks and automobiles; all essential cleaning equipment and all essential office equipment, including a computer while performing essential functions. May lead court-appointed community service individuals in work responsibilities; trains; assigns work; and inspects work. Assists Humane Educator with public events and public awareness campaigns; assists with Petfinder; lost and found program.
Communicates with the Probate Office regarding community service individuals. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Assists Animal Service Officers and customers with loading and unloading animals.
Responds to inquiries regarding lost or found animals. Picks up animal supplies and food. Assists as needed with bathing animals for Pet Project. Performs related work as required.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Work is performed both inside and outside in adverse weather conditions including hot and cold temperatures, wetness, snow, and slippery floors. Work exposes the employee to hazards associated with traffic, vicious animals, incinerator, needles, blood from animals, lethal fumes, chemicals and controlled substances.
Work also exposes the employee to irate citizens, noisy animals, and dangers associated with handling dangerous animals. Protective equipment is required such as goggles, latex and leather gloves, and rubber boots. Work requires the physical ability to stand for extended periods; perform moderate to heavy lifting of dead or alive large animals or supplies; and the ability to pull, push, bend, stoop, and squat. Work also requires the ability to restrain and control very large and sometimes vicious animals; and the ability to handle animals.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency and some experience caring for animals.
Some knowledge of Animal Services laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. Some knowledge of feeding, care, and proper sanitization and repair procedures. Some knowledge in animal handling, care and behavior.
Ability to communicate with citizens about animal scratches and bites regarding concern for rabies virus; ability to complete a bite report. Ability to administer vaccinations with a syringe and needle and other necessary medications to animals housed at the shelter.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing to receive and process animals coming into and out of the shelter.
Ability to learn specialized techniques of venipunture and humane animal handling. Ability to maintain accurate records and inventory. Ability to write and spell correctly.
Ability to operate a Pathological Incineration Chamber, animal traps, dump trucks and automobiles, squeegees, scrub brushes, cleaning chemicals and soaps, hose pipes, radios, computers, ladders, and standard office equipment while performing essential functions. Ability to read, complete and maintain charts. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid driver's license is required.
DESIRED SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Euthanasia Technician Certification through the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville EEOP Short Form Upon Request
Part Time Animal Shelter Attendant
Hours will be Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon; Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
JOB SUMMARY: Assists public to adopt animals in animal shelter and compiles records of impounded animals by performing the following duties.
Regular and timely attendance at work.
Assists prospective owners in selection of animals for adoption and in preparation of adoption forms.
Advises new owners of pet examination and neuterization services.
Maintains list of prospective pet owners and contacts them when desired type of pet is available.
Reviews shelter records to identify owners of lost pets.
Assists with receiving cash and processing receipts for tags, impounds, quarantines, and adoptions as needed; maintains cash drawer and receipt book.
Prepares customer complaints and relays to officers by telephone, radio, pager or verbally.
Performs work on the computer to include Microsoft Office and shelter software.
Compiles daily records required by animal shelter describing stray animals found by shelter workers and animals turned in by public.
Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's; ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Ability to provide quality customer service to both external and internal customers. Ability to understand and exhibit the City of Pearland's Core Beliefs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, other departments, vendors, Veterinarians, and the general public. Ability to operate a PC, standard office equipment, hand radio, copy machine, fax machine, and multi-line phones.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
One (1) to three (3) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid, Texas Driver's License required.
Animal Shelter Technician I/Ii
Job # 2019-34
Won't you join us in our mission to provide a safe haven for animals in transition, protect animals from harm, and provide tools to the residents of our County to live safely, responsibly and respectfully with animals? Have you considered creating a career in the public sector within a municipal animal shelter?
If so, Come Lead with Us and use your talents and passion for animal welfare by joining Washington County's Animal Services Department located at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter as an Animal Shelter Technician II. The collaborative efforts we make with community partners throughout the Portland metropolitan area to ensure that everything we can do to prevent animals from needing our shelter is just as important as providing great care and help to the animals that reside here.
Our Animal Shelter Technicians receive, feed, and care for animals brought into the shelter. Additionally, they maintain records, inventory, and store supplies as well as work collaboratively with non-profit rescue groups and provide assistance to the public in the return-to-owner, or adoption of dogs and cats.
The incumbents in this role must have experience caring for and handling animals in stressful situations and environments; be able to remain calm and rational in routine and non-routine situations. In addition, this role requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals and groups who come from diverse backgrounds and represent members of the public, coworkers, and/or vendors as well as provide outstanding customer service.
To learn more, please use this link: Bonnie L Hays Animal Shelter
Candidates applying for this position may be referred out for other positions in the same job family. Since this position allows for flexible staffing, this position may be under-filled at the Animal Shelter Technician I level.
Animal Shelter Technician I- $17.45 - $21.23 Hourly
Animal Shelter Technician II- $20.26 - $24.62 Hourly
Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future.
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties may include:
Receives dogs and cats brought to the shelter. Weighs, examines, and observes animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury. Places animals in kennels, and maintains impounding records using the computer system.
Prepares food and feeds animals according to schedules and feeding instructions. Provides drinking water for animals in the animal shelter.
Performs basic animal grooming duties, such as bathing, brushing, and trimming nails.
Cleans and organizes Animal Shelter facilities, including cleaning and disinfecting shelter kennels and floors, organizing shelter equipment, and doing laundry and dishes.
Responds to questions and inquiries from citizens regarding the care of animals in the shelter. Assists citizens visiting the shelter for adoption, redemption, and disposal of dogs and cats. Escorts customers through the animal shelter and answers questions.
Euthanizes animals according to shelter protocols and guidelines. Removes and properly disposes of deceased animals. Operates and cleans the incinerator.
Maintains euthanasia and controlled substances use records. Maintains individual animal information records, such as size, weight, physical condition, feedings, treatments, medications, and care provided.
Assists staff in controlling, handling, and preparing animals for examinations and vaccinations. Removes animals from kennels and administers routine medications.
Maintains computerized shelter records and notes individual animal medical issues in the computer system. Notifies supervisor of supply or equipment needs.
Completes pre-adoption animal behavioral assessments, using observation and personal interaction with animals at the shelter and in accordance with established guidelines and protocols. Determines each animal's social needs and abilities in interacting with other animals and with people of various age groups.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Education and Experience:
- Two (2) years of professional experience in the care, handling, or training of animals in a kennel, veterinary office, animal clinic, or related setting within the last five (5) years; AND
- Two (2) years of customer service experience within the last five (5) years.
If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.
Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities, and Specialty
Possession of a Driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record is required upon appointment.
Certification as a Euthanasia Technician is required within six (6) months of appointment.
Passing a background check is required.
Must be able to pass a post-offer physical abilities assessment prior to appointment.
For more information on the physical requirements, please visit the Job Task Analysis.
Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly.
To review these classifications, please use these links: Animal Shelter Technician I and Animal Shelter Technician II.
Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable.
Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.
This position requires that you successfully pass a comprehensive security background investigation.
Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement:
Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County and instructions for submitting appropriate DMV documentation, please use this link: Driver's License & Records PolicySUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
1.An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources. The timeframe to review will be the week of February 25, 2019.
2.A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after March 4, 2019.
3.Washington County will perform DMV records checks on candidates that successfully pass the SME Panel review step in the selection process. Applicants that do not possess an acceptable driving record or have not submitted their records or Oregon Driver's License number will not pass this step and will be disqualified from this particular recruitment.
4.Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the DMV evaluation step as soon as possible.
Please note: candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.
If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans Preference Points Instructions.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.
Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" of email notification from notices in NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.
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Animal Services Clerk
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME, LOCAL 2700
If you have a love of furry friends and want to become part of a team that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all animals in our fantastic community, we would love to hear from you!
Animal Services Clerks perform a variety of clerical duties in order to assist customers with adoptions, surrenders, and other animal related services. Ideal candidates should have a strong understanding of general office clerical practices, including use of basic computer programs, operation of standard office equipment, and excellent customer service.
A few reasons you might love this job:
Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of both the animals and the residents of Contra Costa County
You'll work with a great team that is passionate about what they do
You will have ample learning opportunities that will allow you to develop your skills and abilities
We are looking for someone who:
Is a positive, team player
Has the ability to multi-task while maintaining quality of work
Possesses a strong attention to detail
Is proactive in seeking out solutions to problems that arise
Consistently demonstrates excellent customer service skills
If this sounds like you, we strongly encourage you to apply!
Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.
Applies State Laws and County ordinances pertaining to Animal Control operation
Applies and informs the public on the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Animal Services Department
Prepares, types forms, correspondence, and enters data into computer system
Files and maintains various documents in alphabetical, numerical or subject matter files
Operates fax machine, personal computer, calculators, credit card machines and copiers
Answers telephones and responds to various requests for service and provide information about animal services
Assists and counsels the public in person regarding the surrender, adoption and redemption of animals, as well as any department fees associated with those actions
Sells animal licenses for pets to the public
Calculates and collects various fines and fees
Computes release date for animals
Contacts the County's judicial districts relative to court appearance times and dates
Informs the public of the department's rules, regulations and operations policies
Performs other clerical tasks as required
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Six (6) months of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) clerical or customer service experience in one of the following areas:
- A City or County animal shelter, Humane Society or other agencies or businesses providing animal care and control which must have included direct public contact while providing services that include but are not limited to animal adoption, licensing, surrender services; or
- A veterinary hospital, boarding kennel or veterinary practice which must have included direct public contact providing information and consultation regarding entities' rules, regulations and operational procedures.
The ability to type at a speed of not less than 40 words per minute from clear manuscript or printed or typewritten copy.
Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%)
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Newington Shelter Veterinary Technician
Have you always wanted to help animals? If so, the Connecticut Humane Society has the perfect job for you.
We are looking for a skilled, certified Veterinary Technician for our Newington Shelter. This key position must have prior experience working in a shelter medical or veterinary clinic setting.
Candidates must be comfortable working on their own, providing medical oversight to all animals in the shelter and communicating any issues with the district manager and the head veterinary technician. Candidates will have experience with administration of anesthetics; preparation and assistance with patients in surgery; monitoring patients and providing support therapy during surgery and recovery; removing and readying the next patient to include spaying and neutering; and supporting any additional surgical procedures. The successful applicant will be able to answer customers' questions on various aspects of animal care including medical conditions, dosage and purpose of medications. and proper procedures for when they take their pet home.
Title: Shelter Veterinary Technician
This full time position is benefit eligible.
This position is ideal for who is able to deal with different communication styles. We are looking for a creative, customer service oriented individual who can work well within a team. Interested individuals must be able to handle multiple priorities and enjoy a busy environment.
This position requires one to have a knowledge of animal handling and medical care as well as have a basic understanding of the different types of companionship animals. This position includes a weekend schedule.
Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Location: UNITED STATES, Newington, CT
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Pay Range: $17.00-$22.00/HR dependent on experience and certification
Schedule: Sunday through Thursday
Education: Associates Degree in animal science or related field.
Certification: CVT or LVT
Experience: 2-3 years if certified. Must have worked as a vet tech, not a vet assistant in a clinic or shelter setting.
Ability to perform physically strenuous activities which will require lifting of moderate to heavy weights (up to 40 lbs.),standing and/or bending, pushing brooms and/or mops, and walking and/or controlling dogs and/or cats, use of cleaning solutions and sitting at a desk for long periods of time.
Prior experience with animal restraint. Knowledge of animal handling and experience preferred.
Technology: Proficiency in computers and on-line medical records
- Education: Bachelor's Degree
Youth Support Specialist - Emergency Shelter
The Youth Support Specialist position is located across from Community Hospital East at our Lutherwood facility.
To provide direct resident care providing a safe and therapeutic environment through treatment plan implementation, using individual and group instruction in activities of daily living
To act as an advocate, educator, mentor and role model for Lutheran Child and Family Services
Support and implement the policy and philosophy of the program and the Agency
One (1) year experience working with youth in a learning or social service environment preferred
High school diploma or GED equivalent
A valid driver's license, and driving record that adheres to CHI policy guidelines
Knowledge of readiness to learn about Trauma-Informed care and implement best practices
Desire to work with troubled children
Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and set limits in working with residents
Ability to utilize a strength-based perspective and solution-focused model with working with residents and their families
Assist residents with daily living skills as needed and participate in daily activities
Participate in aggressive behavior management appropriate to the population served
Ability to implement Individual Crisis Management Plans with residents appropriately
Ability to relate in a non-judgmental and culturally-competent manner
This role will support/serve our emergency shelter unit.
Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them – in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor's offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. Exceptional care, simply delivered.
Community is a non-profit health system that is deeply committed to the communities we serve with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana. Guided by our PRIIDE Values – Patients First, Relationships, Integrity, Innovation, Dedication and Excellence – our team of caregivers is committed to providing an exceptional experience with every life we touch.
Emergency Shelter Case Manager
Do you have a passion for helping the homeless? Can you find ways to move people to independence and self-sufficiency?
We are seeking a solution-oriented case managers to assist homeless families and individuals find safe and stable housing and break the cycle of homelessness. The Emergency Shelter Case Managers at the Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center (HBHPC) will work directly with single adults and families with children to overcome the barriers that prevent them from securing permanent housing. The Case Managers will work with clients to address all aspects of family life - including housing, employment, transportation, education, childcare, medical assistance, and mental health treatment – that contribute to creating self-sufficiency.
Case Managers will conduct intake and assessment interviews with new residents and then develop service plans specific to their individual needs. Case Managers must be familiar with the various services in the community and make appropriate referrals so that clients can acquire the resources they need to establish their own households. Case managers may teach clients (or recruit others to teach) about personal finance, creating resumes, job interviewing, finding childcare and other essential skills they need to maintain housing stability.
All DSS staff members are required to provide emergency human services work in the event of an emergency disaster.
PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
1-2 years of experience doing case management work with homeless individuals and families; and experience collaborating with community partners who assist the homeless population.
ENTRY SALARY: $50,485.50 - $68,094.00/yr.
NOTE: The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background check.
General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs intermediate level professional human services work involving screening and assessment of customer's eligibility for programs and services. Work activities generally involve determining eligibility, authorizing benefits or services, investigating welfare fraud, providing employment related services and support, or authorizing childcare service in multiple program areas.
Work is performed in a high performance team environment. Work is performed under regular supervision. May provide work direction to or limited supervision over subordinate Human Services Workers. May participate in the Supervisory Training Program. (All DSS staff members are required to provide emergency human services work in the event of an emergency or disaster.)
This level is characterized by work activities that require application of knowledge and experience as a skilled specialist. Work generally involves making eligibility determinations in multiple complex program areas or a highly complex single program area. The HSW-111 is differentiated from the HSW-11 in that the HSW-111 is authorized to make eligibility determinations in multiple complex program areas or a highly complex single program area as a skilled specialist and by the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience required to grasp and interpret the inter-relationships between a wide variety of programs, and may act as a lead worker; whereas the HSW-11 is authorized to make eligibility determinations for multiple program areas as a generalist; the HS Program Supervisor is the first-line supervisor of subordinate HSW's and is considered the on-site expert in specific complex multiple programs or highly complex single programs.
Interviews customers and conducts needs assessments;
Evaluates customers' qualifications and advises of available services, rights and responsibilities;
Provides information and referral to community human service organizations; identifies alternative services and resources;
Explains temporary nature of benefits and services;
Interprets, applies and follows applicable program policies and procedures;
Researches customer history and completes computer matches;
Obtains and verifies client information;
Maintains case records, files and documents;
Provides court testimony for fraud cases.
Manages ongoing caseloads.
May provide training, instruction, and work direction or limited supervision to subordinate employees.
Explains temporary nature of benefits/services; Initiates eligibility process;
Determines eligibility and authorizes benefits/services;
Provides court testimony for fraud cases;
Investigates cases for welfare fraud;
Prepares cases for court;
Presents cases in court as representative of DSS;
Provides front-end fraud prevention and detection services;
Provides court testimony for fraud cases;
Counsels customer stressing personal responsibility and self-sufficiency;
May conduct home visits and perform field work.
Provides in depth counseling assessments, emergency counseling, guidance and referrals;
Advocates for customers;
Operates certified Job Resource Rooms;
Conducts Job Readiness training; and work with employers to develop jobs for Department of Social Services clients;
Provides services under Workforce Investment Act; and work with vendors and businesses in order to provide services to clients;
Develops employment services for prospective employers;
Provides employment related services through grant programs;
Counsels customer stressing personal responsibility and self-sufficiency;
May conduct home visits and perform field work.
Provides in depth counseling assessments, emergency counseling, guidance and referrals; Advocates for customers;
Determines eligibility and authorizes benefits and services;
Conducts home visits and performs field work;
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public social service organizations and public assistance programs;
thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of employment counseling;
thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of vocational rehabilitation;
general knowledge of current social, economic and health problems and of human behavior and social functioning;
some knowledge of computers and computer software;
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers and the general public;
skill in comprehending and applying public assistance programs, policies and regulations; skill in analyzing facts and exercising sound judgment in arriving at conclusions;
ability to communicate effectively complex ideas, both orally and in writing;
ability to prepare concise reports;
ability to schedule and manage workload; ability to collect and analyze statistical data for financial accountability;
ability to oversee the work of others and make recommendations for improvements; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with clients, social services agencies and the general public;
demonstrated ability to function as a team member on a multi disciplinary team.
Education and Experience
Combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of professional level experience in determining eligibility for more than one public assistance programs (Medicaid, SNAP, TANF).
Department of Social Services Requirement:
According to Virginia Department of Social Services (effective January 1, 2014) and Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Standards 6 VAC 35-140-260 (effective 2005), the following background checks may be conducted depending upon the nature of the position: reference check, local, state and national criminal record (fingerprinting), Child Protective Services record, DMV record, and credit history.
Shelter Monitor - Family Enrichment Center
Come join a team who is "Doing the Most Good". The Salvation Army Family Enrichment Center located in Springfield, Missouri, is looking a part-time, under 20 hours per week, Shelter Monitor. Stating pay is $8.60 an hour.
This position maintains shelter security, performs related duties to maintain control and assist homeless clients in the shelter, and is responsible for his/her shift.
1.Monitor clients to maintain control and assure safety of clients in building and on grounds.
2.Enforce resident policies and procedures.
3.Accomplish intake interviews on all clients including police clearance and explain thorough explanation of policies and procedures.
4.Assign beds for lodging, and give out bed linens as needed.
5.Make FEC journal log entries of incidents during the shift, and read the previous entries at the beginning of the shift.
6.Record statistics of attendance at house meetings and maintain client roster list.
7.Make resident bed checks every hour during the night.
8.Answer phone calls and take/pass messages as necessary.
9.Assign/monitor chores to be completed by residents. Assist with training for chores. Keep office clean.
10. Wake clients up as necessary.
Full Job Description will be provided upon request and/or interview.
High school or equivalent diploma with one year of experience working in social service agency or two years work experience without a diploma. Higher education in psychology, social work, criminal justice or other related field is a plus.
Must possess Infant/Child/Adult CPR/First Aid certification or be able to acquire certification within the first ninety (90) day probationary period. Must be a team player, a self-starter, and perform well with minimum supervision. Good communication skills are essential, as well as an ability to work with diverse cultures. Computer skills are desirable.
Physical and Work Environment
Must be capable of performing the above essential duties in an office environment to include: using a computer, answering phones, etc. Most work will be indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.
The Salvation Army Central Territory does not participate in unemployment compensation programs. The Salvation Army, as a church, is exempt from participation in federal and state unemployment insurance programs.
Animal Care Services Director, (B197610-4), R43, Animal Care Facility
SALARY: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
Is responsible for providing management and administrative oversight to the Animal Care Services Department. Develops and ensures the deployment of the strategic plan to promote increased responsible pet ownership through enforcement, stray pet population control, and increasing the live release rate of animals. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies, and makes recommendations related to animal care procedures and methods. Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, and clerical staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances dealing with animal care activities.
Knowledge of best practices in animal care procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of current issues related to the activities and operations of the Animal Care Services Department.
Knowledge of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management and development.
Skills in operating a personal computer and utilizing applicable software to include Microsoft Office and other shelter software.
Ability to develop animal care procedures and policies.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to manage, direct, and coordinate the work of professional and technical staff.
Ability to exercise initiative judgment and diplomacy in the management of the Animal Care Services Department.
Ability to formulate new techniques and strategies for a more efficient operation of the City's Animal Care Facility.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, the general public, and the media.
Ability to prepare and present comprehensive studies and reports.
Ability to oversee large scale operations.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside an office and exposed to a variety of weather conditions such as: excessive heat and cold/inclement weather. Exposure to outdoor elements, such as: solvents, dirt, dust, and slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Work involves long or irregular working hours; capable of working closely with others and/or alone, working around moving objects or vehicles, and in a constantly noisy environment. Work requires moderate traveling by car, van, bus, and plane. Work requires repeated bending, standing, sitting, pushing, crouching, kneeling, stooping, walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching above shoulders, light carrying under 15 pounds, occasional lifting between 25-50 pounds, operating a motor vehicle, and operating office equipment. Ability to see, write, count, read, identify shade of colors, and hearing is needed to perform essential functions of this position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops policies and procedures, and monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established guidelines.
Evaluates and recommends changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of the Animal Care Services staff.
Reviews and interprets Animal Care policies and regulations mandated by Federal, State, and local government entities, and oversees the operation of a safe and humane animal euthanasia program; remains abreast of modern euthanasia methods.
Implements procedures utilized in daily operations to ensure direct results are achieved; prepares reports as required by Federal and State agencies.
Plans and administers the personnel and fiscal needs for the Animal Care Services Department; prepares and monitors the department's annual budget.
Responds to questions from the public, City officials, and the media and assists in resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources.
Works with Public Health officials in monitoring and reviewing animal-related community concerns.
Provides management and administrative oversight of the Animal Care Services Department; plans and oversees the new Animal Care Services facility.
Serves as the animal control authority for the City of Laredo including public health and safety, quarantine of animals, and rabies control.
Negotiates and is involved in regular monitoring of contracts and local agreements.
Ensures proper euthanasia protocols are followed.
Develops short-and long-range strategy for the department.
Oversees timely and cost-effective oversight of department construction projects.
Maintains a strong sense of leadership to motivate the workforce.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Assists with the administration of office, program, and staff.
Direct supervision of personnel in the field and operations, and maintains a professional, service-oriented crew.
Conducts training on preventive measures, and assures proper safe use of equipment.
Establish and maintains an effective working relationship with the public; projects a positive and professional image of the animal control service.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Veterinary Science, or related field.
At least four (4) years of experience in animal care facility/shelter of which two (2) years would have been in a supervisory capacity.
Valid Licenses and Certifications
Valid Texas Driver License*
- If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.
"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."
Animal Caretaker II- Small Animal
Animal Caretaker II- Small Animal
Texas A&M University
Vet Med-Teaching Hospital
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
We are looking for an Animal Caretaker II to join our dynamic Small Animal Hospital team of dedicated, caring veterinary medical professionals at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!
In the Small Animal Hospital we are dedicated to the total well-being and care of a pet throughout its lifetime. Come work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and educating others that allows us to provide total care for pets while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians!
When you find a home with us here at the Vet Hospital you will see that the Texas A&M System is committed to offering employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, and various work-life benefits. You will also discover why College Station has been ranked on Kiplinger magazine's list of 10 Great Places to Live and also rated as one of America's best college towns and as a finalist for the nation's friendliest. We are one of the safest places in Texas with an excellent school district and no state tax. College Station/Bryan is one of the fastest growing metros in the country, but we still have a small-town feel with Aggieland traditions, Texas hospitality, and lots of sunshine. College Station is truly a unique place to work, live and call home – come join us!
Required Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or GED
- Two years of experience in animal care
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, dust, or disinfectants
Ability to lift heavy loads
Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor
Preferred Education and Experience:
- More than two years' experience in animal handling or animal care
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic computer skills
Basic knowledge of equipment used in a veterinary teaching Hospital
Ability to work well with others in a teaching environment
Salary: $10.32 - $13.26
Cleans and disinfects animal housing areas including: Cages in wards Runs Corridors Infectious and Isolation areas Floors, walls, windows, sinks, ceiling vents and cabinets Maintains a sanitary well organized service area May require working above ground level Empties trash and transport to dumpster daily Empties and transports laundry to the basement daily Stocks the bath ward daily with towels
Feeds and cares for animals in runs and cage conditions
Prepares and feeds animals their special diets Stocks supplies: animal food area, preparation area, and animal wards. Brushes, bathes, dips, dries, and exercises animals
Responsible for keeping grass areas clean Sweeps and cleans out the loading dock Ensures that the Casita is cleaned and stocked daily Empties dog waste cans
Transports deceased animals, back and forth from necropsy as directed Transports pet food Provides customer service by carrying food out to their vehicle
Observes and reports: behavior, problems or conditions that develop with research animals while under care, to appropriate medical staff or supervisor
Performs other duties as assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Resumes, cover letters and reference uploads are strongly encouraged
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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