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Animal Shelter Technician - Part Time (Open Until Filled)

WEST VALLEY CITY JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: SHELTER TECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENMT: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION

DIVISION: ANIMAL SERVICES

REPORTS TO: LEAD SHELTER TECHNICIAN

FLSA STATAS: NON-EXEMPT

PREPARED BY: ANIMAL SERVICES

SUMMARY:

  • This position performs all duties and responsibilities in cleaning and maintaining all animal cages/kennels, litter boxes and feeding and watering of all animals;
  • Maintaining and inventory of supplies, i.e. dog and cat food, cat litter, small and/or exotic animals, fouls, reptiles foods and other foods as needed;
  • Data input. Update and maintain information on all animals in system and kennel cards;
  • Proper use of kennel equipment i.e. control pole, leashes, cleaning equipment etc.
  • Able to administer medications. Euthanizes animals in appropriate manner using pentobarbital, or other approved methods, maintain and record in files;
  • Assist in maintaining outside dog areas;
  • Familiar with computers. Data input. Record all animals brought to the shelter and maintain all information pertaining to the animals while here.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the animal shelter and grounds;
  • Cleans the shelter kennels, cages, floors, walls, animal dishes and equipment;
  • Wash/fold blankets and towels ;
  • Water and feed all animals in the shelter in appropriate manner;
  • Keep and update all kennel cards of all animals entering the shelter, moving from cage to cage and leaving the shelter;
  • Administer medications when needed, record times and dates of administration;
  • Euthanizes animals as needed in appropriate manner using sodium pentobarbital or other approved methods; maintain records;
  • Proper use of equipment ; control poles, leashes and muzzles when needed
  • Record in computer system all actions taken regarding animals coming, going or living in the shelter;
  • Provide good customer service to patrons of the Animal Shelter
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work without close supervision and make decisions.
  • Must be able to keep records and files of work progress.
  • Must have general knowledge of maintenance of building and grounds, maintenance and repair equipment, including lawn maintenance equipment.
  • Must be familiar with the proper operation and cleaning procedures for kennels and cages.
  • Must maintain a positive relationship with the general public and fellow employees.
  • Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift and/or drag up to 50 pounds.
  • Some knowledge of power tools and maintenance equipment.
  • Must have computer skills.
  • Ability to interact with the public in an appropriate manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent. Demonstrate math, reading and writing skills or a high school graduate.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • English (read & write)

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Current Utah drivers license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Heavy physical effort requiring the ability to move around easily for controlling and lifting animals. May be exposed to vicious, injured or diseased animals.
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Reg PT Animal Shelter Attendant

Job DescriptionPT Animal Shelter Attendant will perform routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, medicating and general care of impounded animals at the City Animal Shelter. This position may assist veterinarian, calculate and collect fees, perform clerical work in documentation of animals and perform work in the general maintenance of the Animal Shelter facilities and grounds.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and six months of experience in the care of dogs and other small animals is preferred. Must be able to lift and manipulate at least 50 pounds in order to perform the duties of this position. The part-time position works 8:00 AM ? 5:00 PM, Mondays and Saturdays and approximately 8:00 AM ? 12:00 PM on Sundays and other times as needed.

Job Advertisement

The City of Dodge City is accepting applications for a regular part-time Animal Shelter Attendant in the Animal Control Division (minimum of 20 hours per week). Starting pay is $10.38 per hour, DOQ. This position qualifies for part-time benefit package including single BCBS health insurance, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and KPERS retirement.

This part-time position works 8:00 AM ? 5:00 PM, Mondays and Saturdays and approximately 8:00 AM ? 12:00 PM on Sundays and other times as needed.

Position performs routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, medicating and general care of impounded animals at the City Animal Shelter. This position may assist veterinarian, calculate and collect fees, perform clerical work in documentation of animals and perform work in the general maintenance of the Animal Shelter facilities and grounds.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and six months of experience in the care of dogs and other small animals is preferred. Must be able to lift and manipulate at least 50 pounds in order to perform the duties of this position.

Acceptable candidates must undergo an extensive background investigation. Please apply online via www.dodgecity.org/careers.

A resume may be inserted into the online application. Should accommodations be needed to receive or complete the online application, please contact Human Resources, City of Dodge City, PO Box 880, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, or call (620) 225-8100 or email hr@dodgecity.org. Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until filled.

Background check, substance abuse screening and post offer physicals performed. Must confirm USCIS employment eligibility (I-9) upon hire. EOE



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Animal Care And Shelter Attendant (Regular Part-Time)

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.

Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville EEOP Short Form Upon Request

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.



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Animal Shelter Division Chief - Public Safety Animal Shelter

Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

Contract position, Grade 27, 35 hours per week.

The Animal Shelter Division Chief oversees the humane animal custodial and remedial care, admissions, adoptions, and euthanasia and ensures the safety, sanitation, and upkeep of the facility in accordance with federal, state, and county laws and regulations. The Animal Shelter Division Chief is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to include business operations and shelter management, budgeting, and integrating the activities and programs of assigned functions, staff, and volunteers. The position reports to the director of public safety.

Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:Manages the operation, staff, volunteers, physical facility, and programs of the Animal Shelter. Manages the daily operation of the shelter in accordance with federal, state, and county laws, regulations, and policies and procedures; keeps abreast of related changes to assure compliance by the facility.

Performs daily inspection of shelter facilities to monitor the general health of shelter animals and ensures proper medical care is rendered in a timely, humane, and efficient manner. Administers and monitors animal care and customer service including: cleaning, feeding, adoptions, reclaims, citizens at the counter turning animals in to the shelter (owned and stray), euthanasia, and customers.

Prepares and monitors budget; operates within budgetary constraints. Prepares the Shelter's budget; forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures and recommends adjustments as necessary.

Works with Animal Shelter Supervisor to hire, supervise, train, evaluate, promote, and discipline shelter staff and prepare worker assignments and schedules. Monitors and enhances the safety and well-being of staff and volunteers to include identifying and addressing compassion fatigue. Conducts meetings with staff to review policies and procedures, discuss workplace safety and issues, and share ideas to improve animal care, service delivery methods, and procedures.

Completes training and applications necessary to obtain and maintain a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration Permit for Controlled Dangerous Substances. Ensures compliance with State Department of Agriculture license regulations in the application of drug for euthanasia and maintains records required by state regulations and county policies. Makes final decision regarding euthanasia and supervises euthanasia to ensure proper techniques are used. Ensures that staff performing euthanasia are properly trained and have the required veterinary supervision.

Develops and implements goals, policies, and procedures for the Animal Shelter to include disaster preparedness documentation to ensure care of all shelter animals during an emergency.

Ensures that files, records, and statistics are properly maintained including: animal intake, disposition, adoption, euthanasia, spay and neuter of shelter animals, and controlled substances. Prepares reports on the operational statistics and shelter activities to ensure information is readily available to interested parties.

Develops and coordinates a manageable capacity work plan for the Shelter to effectively utilize space and systematically respond to seasonal influxes of animals.

Develops and coordinates the pet spay/neuter and adoption programs to ensure interested and acceptable individuals are quickly united with adoptable pets.

Develops and maintains a complete and comprehensive volunteer program to increase, sustain, and recognize volunteer participation. Identifies clear work functions and daily assignments for volunteers and inmates that increase accountability and ensures high level of professional customer service to the community.

Ensures that appropriate fees are collected from patrons and pet owners.

Prepares and administers contracts for professional veterinary services which provide for consistent humane and timely services to shelter animals.

Oversees the inventory and purchasing of consumable shelter supplies for animal care, kennel, triage, and quarantine and to include needed pharmaceuticals.

Acts as liaison with Animal Shelter Advisory Board.

Regularly inspects shelter property for needed repairs and maintenance.

Other Duties

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSA that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)

Knowledge of--

  • Federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, policies, and procedures relevant to animal shelters to include custodial and remedial care, adoptions, animal behavior, basic care, and euthanasia.

  • Proper use, secure storage, and disposal of lethal chemicals, syringes, and related equipment.

  • Occupational hazards, safety precautions, and safety regulations related to effective animal care, maintaining sanitary conditions and overall health of shelter animals, and other work related precautions.

  • Effective techniques of supervision.

Ability to--

  • Plan and direct an animal shelter operation.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.

  • Employ economic and accounting principles and practices in the analysis and reporting of budgeting data.

  • Manage staff, daily operations, and policy development and implementation.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Deal effectively with the public.

Minimum Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education:

Bachelor's degree in animal or behavioral science, business administration, public administration.

Experience:

Four years of progressively responsible experience in the operation or oversight of an animal shelter or kennel facilities to include supervisory experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, and policy development and implementation.

Licenses or Certificates:

Certified in humane euthanasia.

Valid driver's license.

Other Information:Special Requirements:

Subject to background investigation.

Operation of a County owned vehicle.

Pre-exposure rabies vaccination.

Physical Demands:

Requires strenuous physical effort to perform manual work involving walking over rough, uneven terrain, repeated bending, climbing, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or lifting objects up to 100 pounds.

Unusual Demands:

Worker is exposed to dirt, dust, dander, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, toxic agents, animal attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.

May be required to work beyond normal scheduled hours.

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.

County application required.


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Animal Shelter Intervention Counselor

The Rescue Train is looking for a part-time shelter intervention program counselor. The program helps people keep their pets out of the shelter. The ideal candidate would be someone who is a "People Person" who enjoys helping people solve problems. You MUST be bilingual English/Spanish and have knowledge of Excel to apply. This position has a flexible part time schedule, approximately 15-20 hours a week, perfect for a working student or vet tech. A background in counseling, social work or veterinary technician is a big plus. The program is based at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys but will require occasional travel to the West Valley Shelter in Chatsworth. Knowledge of animals or animal sheltering is NOT necessary. This is a great position for someone who is getting a masters in social work, studying to become a DVM or someone who has just graduated and is looking for extra income. The Shelter is open Tuesday - Sunday. Must be available to train on Saturdays for 6 weeks.

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Animal Shelter Manager

Position Information

The annual salary range for this position is $51,069 - $79,157 DOQ.

This is an "at will" position appointed by the County Manager and is not covered under Civil Service provisions.

Please pay close attention to the minimum qualifications for this position, including the work experience involving animal control management or animal enforcement. Applicants without the required experience detailed on their application will not be considered.

Job Summary

Supervises, coordinates, and manages the daily activities of the animal shelter personnel, enforcing the provisions of federal, state, and local codes and ordinances applicable to animal shelter activities. Responsible for the oversight of animal care, upkeep of the animal shelter facility, the animal adoption process and overall success of the shelter's community outreach programs.

Engages multiple local community interest groups to support the various activities of the animal shelter including but not limited to animal adoptions, donation drives, donation of special needs of the shelter and special projects.

Enforces the provisions of federal, state, and local codes and ordinances applicable to animal shelter activities.

Responsible for the preparation and management of the departmental budget; monitors expenditures for fiscal compliance.

Develops and implements operating processes & procedures, short and long-term goals for the department.

May be required to work on-call, weekends, holidays, and special events.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Veterinary Medical, Criminal Justice or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years of experience in animal control management, or animal enforcement or a related field with demonstrable knowledge of common animal diseases, identification of animal illnesses and injuries, and general animal identification; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess or obtain Animal Welfare Administrator certification from SAWA within three (3) years of hire and be or become a member of NACA. Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license.


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Animal Shelter Volunteer-Unpaid

Do you love animals, and want to volunteer your time to an amazing organization within Livingston County? Well, we have the volunteer opportunity for you!

Come and be one of our unpaid volunteers for our Livingston County Animal Shelter. We have great opportunities for individuals who want to help with the animals who are given shelter until their situations are resolved. Duties:Our volunteers have the opportunity to walk dogs and/or take them to the dog park next door, spend time with cats, dogs and other animals along with any other assistance they may need.

Qualifications:If you are interested in this position, please apply! All Animal Shelter volunteers are required to go through the screening process and orientation, along with two background checks (criminal and child Registry) and a drug screen. For more information about our organization check out our website! https://www.livgov.com/animalcontrol/



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Animal Shelter Attendant

Applications are now being accepted for the position of:

Animal Shelter Attendant - Part-time $10.38/hour

Knowledge of:

  • General knowledge of animal care.

  • Basic knowledge of animal diseases and behavior and proper and safe handling of animals.

  • General knowledge of city streets.

  • Pertinent State and local laws, codes, and regulations related to Animal Control.

  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment’s, including computers, and standard office software.

  • Principles of record keeping and report preparation.

  • Effective written communication including proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:

  • Respond to difficult and sensitive requests and inquiries.

  • Operate a variety of computer equipment including a computer and standard office software.

  • Maintain accurate records.

  • Determine disposition of unwanted or non-adoptable animals.

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Use a restraint pole, leash, rope, and humane traps.

  • Handle and physically restraint animals.

  • Assist with loading livestock in a trailer.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:

o walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time

o operating assigned equipment and vehicles

o Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination perception needed for:

? making observations

? communicating with others

? reading and writing

? operating assigned equipment and vehicles

? answering questions

? speaking in a clear and audible voice

  • Maintain mental capacity which permits:

o making sound decisions and using good judgment

o communicating clearly

o responding to questions

  • Effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve:

o working closely with others

o office work

o working with the public

o working under harsh weather conditions

  • Ability to get along with other employees, ability to follow directions, and ability to work effectively under stress.

Experience:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying

High school graduate or GED required.

License or Certificate

Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license.

Possession of or ability to obtain with 120 days, an appropriate, valid Euthanasia Technician Certificate.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions:

Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, and exposure to inclement weather conditions and potentially hostile situations.

Potential to be exposed to dangerous and/or rabid animals, and possibly some other zoonotic diseases such as ringworm, mange, hookworms, etc.

Frequent exposure to vicious animals

Frequent exposure to wild or exotic animals.

Handling of hazardous materials.

Physical Conditions:

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity; requires operating motorized vehicles.

Lift weight simulating animals (80 pounds) to waist height.

Lift 50 pound sack of food.

Lift/carry 80 pounds occasionally (less than 30% of the time or 1-100 times per day).

Lift/carry 25 pounds frequently (34%-66% of the time or 100-500 times per day).

Lift/carry 10 pounds constantly (67%-100% of the time or over 500 times per day).

Position requires pushing a maximum force of 22 pounds.

Position requires pulling a maximum force of 22 pounds.

Starting Pay Rate: $10.38 / Hour.

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8-12

To apply, you must submit a City of Greenville application form. Resumes may only be submitted as an addendum to the official application form. Apply at the City of Greenville Human Resources Office located at 2821 Washington Street, by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 1049, Greenville, Texas 75403, through e-mail to Jobapps@ci.greenville.tx.us; application forms are available on the City’s website at: www.ci.greenville.tx.us (903)457-3118 or for TDD (903)457-3128. Open Until Filled.


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Animal Shelter Adoption Associate

Two Immediate Openings

  • One Temporary for 3 months and one Regular. Both positions are part-time, 32 hours/week, eligible for benefits. Must be flexible to work where needed for Adoptions. HSSV Adoption locations: Milpitas Animal Community Center (ACC) and Neighborhood Adoption Centers (NAC) in West San Jose, Sunnyvale and Mountain View. Both positions are scheduled 5 days/week, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Humane Society Silicon Valley is seeking upbeat and enthusiastic team players to aid in the adoption of companion animals by providing a customer-centered environment, follow humane animal treatment guidelines, and complete timely and accurate records.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Customer Service- Provide exceptional service to all customers to ensure that HSSV is The Best Place to Adopt a Pet."

Companion Animal Adoption

  • Meet with customers and aid them in determining correct animal to meet their interests, needs and living environment in a non-judgmental manner.

Animal Care

  • Ensure that all animals are handled and cared for according to HSSV protocols by performing the duties and/or directing volunteers to do so.

Evaluation of Animals

  • Continually assesses the behavior of sheltered animals including cursory evaluations, and full behavioral evaluations of kittens, rabbits, and rodents.

Volunteer Mentoring

  • Maintains a positive working environment for volunteers by monitoring and mentoring to ensure HSSV policies and procedures are followed.

Financial Responsibility

  • Solicit donations from customers; meet or exceed fundraising goals. Accept in- kind donations as needed.

Safety

  • Follow all established safety procedures and protocols.

Teamwork

  • Demonstrate an attitude that encourages enthusiasm and support for co-workers, staff in other departments, volunteers and the public.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

High School graduate or equivalent.

1-3 years of client based customer service experience or related field.

Accumulated knowledge of and compassion for animals.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including conflict resolution skills.

Computer skills, including knowledge of database applications, required.

Proven customer service skills either in a sales environment or retail environment.

Ability to educate clients on companion animal care in a positive way.

Ability to create an open can-do environment for all internal and external customers.

Ability to train and mentor others effectively.

Ability to work well without direct supervision.

Lift and carry animal transfer cages up to 30 pounds frequently.

Sit/stand for sustained periods of time of up to approximately 45 minutes.

Visually identify dogs, cats, and other animals when provided descriptions based on size, color or breed.

The ideal candidate has a customer service background with a passion for animals and people. Your previous customers would give you 5 star reviews and your friends describe you as eternally optimistic, maybe even bubbly. You are ready to join a team of hard-working, dedicated folks celebrating the magic of the human-animal bond.

Think you have what it takes to WOW us with your talents? Apply for this position on our website and be sure to attach your resume and a cover letter highlighting your fit for the job.


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Shelter Manager

Requisition Number:7142 Position Title:Shelter Manager Division:Addiction Services Program Name:CASPAR Emergency Shelter Location:Cambridge Hours:40+ Schedule:Wednesday-Saturday from 2 pm to midnight. Flexibility to provide on call to ensure sufficient coverage and address program concerns in a proactive manner.

Date Posted:02/07/2017 Responsibilities:Provide direct care and supervision as the lead staff person working with staff. Provide supervision, assist with hiring, training, and evaluating staff for their work performance.. Provide on-call support as part of a rotation of leaders to the shelter. Model how to effectively intervene and respond to guests' needs and urgent concerns.

Able to manage and ensure for the safety of the unit including all guests, all staff and the facility. Able to work well with all partners including MIT, Cambridge police, volunteers, emergency response staff, neighbors etc to represent the mission and our services positively. Monitor guests and all rooms in the shelter to ensure safety, working with other team members to address all concerns that come up, reinforcing program policies and procedures.

Promotes staff working collaboratively and responsively to maintain communication and the well being of guests. Qualifications:BA or equivalent years of experience in shelter setting with past supervisory and leadership role. Ability to work as a collaborative leader to resolve complex problems in accordance with safety procedures and the overall mission of our services.

Solid and demonstrated judgment, reliability, and communication skills are needed. Need to be able to walk, stand, assist in physical lifts of guests in an emergency. Strong Writing ability.

Demonstrates personal and professional maturity and ability to maintain positive and responsive communications and relationships with all stakeholders. Driver's License Required?Yes



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