Animal Shelter Clerk Job Description Sample
Animal Shelter Attendant
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The County of El Dorado is conducting a recruitment to fill one (1) extra help vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division located in Placerville, CA. It will also establish a list which may be used up to three months, to fill future full time, part time and extra help vacancies throughout the County.
Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.
A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the information in the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.
Under general supervision, provides humane care to domestic and wild animals held at the County animal shelter; cleans and maintains animal shelter facilities; evaluates animals for adoption; maintains computerized records; assists the public with adoptions, surrenders, and lost and found animals.
This basic support service class performs a variety of duties related to the care of animals held at the County's animal shelter and the maintenance of animal shelter facilities. This class is distinguished form Animal Shelter Supervisor in that the latter has responsibility for coordination of animal shelter operations, and supervisory responsibilities including employee selection and performance evaluation. Examples of Essential Functions
Receives stray, unwanted and other wild or domestic animals or livestock at the animal shelter.
Places animals in appropriate shelter areas according to species and special requirements as directed.
Provides humane care of domestic and wild animals at the shelter; feeds and medicates animals.
Bathes animals and performs related animal grooming and care.
Scrapes, washes, disinfects and dries kennel runs and cages.
Assists the public in claiming lost animals or selecting pets for adoptions; assists in handling of animals; describes animals' behavior and apparent training and habits.
Maintains computerized records and completes forms regarding care, feeding and disposition of animals.
Assists in stocking food and shelter supplies, and maintaining inventory.
Performs euthanasia in accordance with department and state rules and regulations; disposes of deceased animals.
Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)
One year of personal or professional experience working with or providing care to animals.
Note: The above qualifications are a typically accepted way of obtaining the required knowledge and skills.
Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds. Must be willing to work in a setting characterized by exposure to rabies, animal wastes and various cleaning and disinfecting chemicals. Must be available to work irregular hours and weekends.
Reg PT Animal Shelter Attendant
Job Description: PT 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.
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 $11.00 - $16.87 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 email@example.com. 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
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.
Animal Care Technician Part Time Register - Executive/Animal Shelter
The City of Memphis is accepting applications for the establishment of a part-time Animal Care Technician hiring register. Hiring Register ranking will be determined by application date of those who meet the minimum qualifications.
Vacancies may be filled by the established hiring register. Individuals appearing on the register will be subject to applicable background checks and drug testing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of an assigned supervisor at the Memphis Animal Shelter to provide basic clerical support and routine care for sheltered animals, maintenance of the shelter, and service to customers.
Cleans kennels, cages, and pens where animals are housed. Cleans and bathes animals as directed. Performs humane euthanasia.
Records paperwork on diagnostic procedures performed, such as surgical procedures, health screening programs, etc. Inputs data of adopted animals, adopted returned animals, and animal impoundment into the computer system. Feeds, waters, and medicates animals.
Assists in the training of new personnel by answering questions, demonstrating animal care techniques, and sharing knowledge of departmental policies. Assists the public in locating and redeeming lost pets and providing information on pet adoption and redemption procedures. Cleans and maintains shelter facilities using pressurized steam cleaning equipment and chemicals.
1.Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
Requires the ability to operate general office equipment, such as a computer and telephone. Also requires the ability to use equipment, such as hoses and ladders, to clean, lift, and handle incoming animals, such as dogs, cats, weighing up to 25 lbs. and 50 lbs. with assistance. Constant lifting, standing, and traversing shelter grounds required.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an animal shelter environment.
Frequent exposure to noise and unpleasant odors and fumes. Involves contact with staff, visitors, and the general public.
High School graduate or equivalent and one (1) year experience (full-time or part-time) in animal care and handling to include the care of or maintenance of companion animals, such as, dogs, cats, etc. or the completion of three (3) semester units or four (4) quarter units from a recognized college or university in Biology, Life/Animal Science or related field; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Basic computer and typing experience required.
Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) preferred. May be required to complete a battery of tests as deemed appropriate by Human Resources to evaluate competencies associated with the job.
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
Applicants will be notified by email. To ensure delivery to your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder for emails.
Part Time Vacancy
Service Center: Animal Shelter
Animal Records Clerk
Animal Records Clerk
Req ID #: 37824
Reno, NV, US, 89511
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.
Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
We are seeking an experienced part-time Animal Records Clerk for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada.
In addition to assisting in maintaining and filing comprehensive animal records, the Animal Records Clerk will also assist in requests to collect and deliver records for review and audit, track and collect forms to properly process, and file to maintain complete records and data books.
The following are minimum requirements related to the Animal Records Clerk position.
High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
1-2 years experience in data entry and/or administrative duties. Experience with records management preferred. Knowledge of medical technology required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe
Job Segment: Toxicology, Biotech, Clerical, Pharmaceutical, Biology, Science, Administrative
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Animal Management & Welfare, this position manages and directs the operational, administrative and supervisory duties associated with the day-to-day operation of the City's Animal Shelter. Work includes maintaining employee work schedules; overseeing the animal's daily feeding, watering, dispensing of medications; creating daily euthanasia lists for animals selected for euthanasia; coordinating maintenance crews assigned to complete construction, maintenance/repairs, and mowing of the facility. This position is also responsible for communicating Animal Management & Welfare programs to groups and individuals, community partners, committees, staff and volunteers.
Resolves complex operational and administrative issues involving animal care, customer care and staffing
Recommends and implements operational and administrative decisions regarding policies and procedures to improve operations and service delivery, involving animal care and customer care services.
Prioritizes and coordinates projects, activities, assignments and deadlines
Assesses staffing needs and identifies shortfalls; interviews, recruits and hires new staff
Trains and supervises Animal Care Workers and other Shelter staff and volunteers; makes work assignments, evaluates performance and administers disciplinary actions as appropriate.
Manages cleaning crews.
Dispenses or oversees subordinates that dispense medications prescribed by veterinarians for the ill and injured animals
Coordinates veterinary visits for sick or injured animals.
Conducts daily walkthroughs of all impounded animals in cages and kennels, monitoring health and well-being.
Maintains detailed records of daily activities.
Oversees and assists in the reclaim and adoption of animals from the shelter.
Oversees and assists in the care and feeding of animals at the shelter including the dispensing of special dietary needs.
Performs or oversees those making minor repairs to equipment and, facilities as needed.
Participates in educational programs for children (school) and citizens of the community.
Rescues animals in danger or distress.
Performs euthanasia as required.
Maintains extensive contact with various species of animals.
Monitors activity and health of animals, and must be able to detect clinical signs of various animal related diseases.
Maintains and logs classified drugs as used for euthanasia and tranquilization.
Prepares complex and ad hoc reports and extensive documentation on the operations and administration of animal care services, customer care services, staffing issues, budgetary conditions and procurement processes.
Determines procurement needs regarding inventory, food, supplies and equipment and tracks and monitors expenses
Assists in the administration of animal vaccinations and documents animal's health history.
Reviews animal care medical records to ensure appropriate history and tracking are being performed by subordinate staff.
Makes recommendation regarding the budget and oversees budget preparation and management.
Evaluates the effectiveness of processes, policies and procedures and initiates changes where needed.
Performs animal care drug dispensing and inventory control, as needed.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Requires a High School Diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of ten years of experience in animal care service and responsible shelter experience. Associates Degree preferred. Basic Animal Control Officer within one (1) year of hire and State of Texas Euthanasia Certification required within one (1) year of hire. Valid Texas Driver's License Required. Must have or be able to obtain pre-exposure rabies vaccinations within six (6) months of hire.
Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is also required to climb, crawl, crouch, feel, finger, grasp, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Knowledge of modern methods and equipment and various software programs is required.
Must be able to get along with others and understand complex situations.
Knowledge of animal shelter procedures and regulations
Knowledge of safety, sanitation and humane environmental conditions of animals and animal shelters.
Effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to safely handle animals, including those with unknown health and temperament.
Ability to safely operate a staff or pole, ropes, nets and cameras.
Ability to operate a half ton truck with mobile radio, incinerator, tranquilizer rifle or pistol, euthanasia equipment.
Ability to safely and effectively prepare lab specimens.
Knowledge to safely administer sodium pentobarbital, Ketaset and Oleoresin Capsicum.
Ability to make decisions during emergency and unusual circumstances.
Skill in using standard office equipment such as copiers and multi-line phone systems, and computers and related software applications for data entry, word process and accounting purposes.
Strong verbal and written communication skill.
Essential Job Functions:
The employee is also required to climb, crawl, crouch, feel, finger, grasp, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Ability to cope with significant stress due to working irregular hours, shifts, standby and callbacks, weekends and holidays.
Ability to work non-standard schedule, support emergency, disaster and evacuation requirements. This position is considered weather essential personnel.
Pay Class: Non-Paid
Under general supervision of the Animal Control Officer, assists with the care of animals and maintenance of the animal control facility.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
NOTE: Examples listed in this class specification represents but is not necessarily exhaustive or descriptive of duties assigned to this position. Each individual in this classification may not necessarily perform all the duties listed. Management reserves the right to assign other related tasks if such duties are a logical assignment for this position.
Feeds and provides water for animals at the animal control facility as instructed by the Animal Control Officer.
Cleans and maintains the animal control facility and grounds as instructed by the Animal Control Officer.
Walks animals and socializes with animals as requested by the Animal Control Officer.
Launders animal control facility blankets.
Perform general gardening services outside of animal control facility.
Grooms animals as requested by the Animal Control Officer.
Assists Animal Control Officer with loading animals for rescue.
Empty trash receptacle.
Photograph animals as requested by Animal Control Officer.
Assists with filing and recordkeeping.
Tracks inventory and notifies Animal Control Officer of supplies needing replenishment.
Performs other duties as required.
NOTE: The specifications listed below outline the desirable qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.
Experience: One (1) year of work experience requiring frequent public contact. Some experience in the care and handling of small animals is preferred.
Other: Must successfully pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.
NOTE: It is the employee's responsibility to renew all applicable license(s). The City will reimburse the employee for any required training expenses.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
NOTE: The following are a representative sample of the KSA's necessary to perform essential tasks of the position.
Knowledge of: The routine care and feeding of domestic animals, primarily dogs and cats; the purposes and methods of animal quarantine; laws concerning the collection, impoundment, and disposal of stray animals, and the control of animal nuisances; basic methods, supplies, and tools used in custodial work.
Skill and Ability to: Recognize common disease symptoms in animals hazardous to humans, such as rabies; maintain records, and order supplies; deal courteously and effectively with the general public; perform heavy physical labor; perform light custodial work and minor building maintenance.
Characterized by initiative, commitment to teamwork and quality performance, and a customer-service orientation; must interact in a positive manner with City employees and the public; willingness to follow a prescribed routine and to work as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: The physical and psychological demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job, on a case-by-case basis.
Tasks require a variety of physical activities periodically involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Elements of the job pose various degrees of hazard uncertainty common to care of animals. Move heavy objects such as equipment (50 pounds and more) and/or animals; work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements; tolerate very hot and very cold temperatures.
Shelter Worker (Animal Services)
DUTIES: Clean and disinfect kennels.
Work under strenuous conditions. Operates and maintains basic equipment and performs manual labor tasks, including weed control and mowing. Minor repairs of tools used around shelter.
Office custodial duties. Basic computer knowledge. Minor mathematic skills.
Ability to understand various mixing of chemicals. Ability to work with all animal types. Team player willing to work with the public. Hours: Varying hours, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 12:00pm (as needed).
MINIMUM STANDARDS & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Knowledge of general safety practices and legal liabilities for a City animal shelter.
Required skill in exercising patience, care and compassion in dealing with animals, basic custodial skills to include sweeping and mopping, care, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of specialized animal control tools and equipment, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the general public, assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands, operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software, basic communication ability, both verbal and written, work is performed in the City animal shelter; work involves moderate physical demands; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards, and be able to lift up to 80lbs. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is required.
Job positions are subject to close prior to advertised closing date.
Shelter Medicine Technician
Michigan Humane Society
Shelter Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)
Animal Care Centers
Animal Care Center Supervisor
The Vet Tech is responsible to assist the Shelter Medicine Veterinarian with the diagnosis and care of the animals, using various technical and nursing skills. Administer and monitor anesthesia, treat out-patient and hospitalized animals. Perform dental procedures, lab tests and radiographic.
Administer medications and vaccines; draw blood and perform diagnostic tests; take radiographs (X-rays); perform cytology such as ear and skin tests; examine fecal samples for parasites; perform heartworm tests. Assist with microchip placement.
Assist veterinarian during surgery; prepare patient; calculate and administer anesthesia; monitor patient vitals before, during and after surgery; log controlled substances; clean afterwards (instruments, room and prep area); complete surgical paperwork.
Provide care for hospitalized patients. Check vitals, monitor fluids, place IV catheter, walk and feed animals and clean cages, as needed.
Administer anesthesia to dental patients; perform full-mouth X-rays and exams teeth for disease; clean teeth; assist veterinarian with teeth extractions; monitor patient's vitals before, during and after the dental procedure(s).
Perform specialized procedures such as ultrasounds and EKGs. Carry out routine tasks, such as nail trims, ear cleaning and baths.
Identify supplies to be ordered; restock treatment, surgical and clinic areas.
Maintain clean exam rooms; sweep, mop, and disinfect between appointments; follow cleaning protocols to prevent the spread of disease. Launder soiled items.
Assist veterinarian with euthanasia.
Provide direction to veterinary assistants, as appropriate.
Possess appropriate technical skills
Able to work independently with limited supervision; good decision-making and attention to detail; ability to follow directions
Demonstrate animal handling skills
Able to run basic medical tests, perform basic lab work and administer vaccines as directed
Able to handle stress and remain calm in emergency situations
Possess good communication skills, diplomacy and tact especially dealing with clients
Ability to consistently adhere to prescribed protocols
High School diploma. Previous field training and experience. Must certify competency.
A minimum of 0-6 months of relevant experience; may be trained to perform the key responsibilities listed above. Previous experience in a veterinary clinic setting preferred.
Basic computer and software skills; use of phone, fax and copier
Michigan Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
Safe Shelter Collaborative Intern
About Caravan Studios
Caravan Studios is a division of TechSoup, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in San Francisco, CA. We build apps that help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to their most pressing problems. Whether you define community by geography, by a shared desire for change, or by a common set of skills, we believe we can work together to build tools that address community needs and make a positive impact on the world around us.
This internship is geared for individuals interested in developing and expanding their knowledge and skills in community engagement, outreach, and research.
The intern's work will support the Safe Shelter Collaborative, a program that helps to expedite emergency shelter placements for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. Primary activities will entail helping to develop communications to encourage adoption of and ongoing use of the Safe Shelter Collaborative, as well as contributing to the program's community engagement, launch, and support processes. The intern also may participate in helping to identify regions that could be interested in adopting the Safe Shelter Collaborative.
All interns should be enrolled in a college class or program where the work described above matches the student's academic pursuit or area of study. Student should have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B or better); and ideally will be receiving academic credit for the internship.
We tailor our internships to meet the skills and learning goals for each intern. Therefore, the exact tasks for this internship may shift or evolve, but we expect the primary responsibilities to be:
Community Engagement and Outreach
Help create support and community engagement materials for the Safe Shelter Collaborative. Examples for tasks and assignment include:
Support online and in-person community introductory sessions.
Contribute to training and support materials for distribution in print and online format.
Communicate and engage the community through social media channels and campaigns.
Facilitate community support/focus groups.
Produce articles or case studies, such as showing how agencies have incorporated the Safe Shelter Collaborative into their operations, or implemented a hotel placement program, or expanded their donor engagement using social media to promote the SafeNight mobile app.
Conduct research to help understand use cases and priorities for the Safe Shelter Collaborative. As part of that work, students will be asked to:
Research and analyze existing data to find and map organizations and communities who can best use the Safe Shelter Collaborative resources.
Assist with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
Perform qualitative analysis and/or quantitative analyses of data, using computer software as applicable.
Skill and Experience Needed
Excellent writing, analytical, communication, and research skills
Detail-oriented and highly-organized
Ability to meet deadlines, work collaboratively and manage several projects at once
Extensive research experience; knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative strategies
Excellent telephone and email communication skills
Ability to represent Caravan Studios and TechSoup in a professional manner
2-3 days per week during the school year; possibly full-time during the summer
Remote access may be possible for some activities as appropriate and effective
Minimum of 3-month internship; optimally 6 – 9 months
Be a part of a nationally recognized and award-winning internship program
College credit or field placement hours available to qualified students
Access to extensive nonprofit and technologist network
Further develop applicable research and community engagement and outreach skills
Participate in an innovative internship where students can broaden their knowledge, skills and experience to effectively utilize tools for social good
Work with a dynamic and enthusiastic team committed to the work and the mission of the organization, as well as to supporting and engaging interns in our efforts
Develop Portfolio examples to share with future employers
Access to technologically innovative ideas/products
This is an unpaid internship, but college credit may be available.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Mary Duffy, Director of Educational Programs, Caravan Studios at email@example.com. Please include details regarding why you are interested in an internship with Caravan Studios.
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