Animal Shelter Clerk Job Description Sample
Animal Shelter Technician (Job:156700)
WORK HOURS VARIED: Full 5 hour shifts of 8a m-1 pm on 3 weekday mornings required, most weekends and holidays
OPEN UNTIL FILLED: FIRST REVIEW DECEMBER 4TH.
Cleans andmaintains animal shelter facilities; provides for the health and care of animals; assists the public with reclaims, adoptions and/or other animal related matters; conducts routine clerical work; assists the vet services staff with routine procedures and performs other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING
- Cleans, disinfects, and maintains animal kennels, cages, and related equipment; washes bowls, utensils, and laundry.
- Maintains supply inventory and stocking of facility areas with animal care supplies, including bowls, buckets, towels, litter pans, cleaning products, newspaper, leashes, carriers, and other miscellaneous items.
- Responsible for tools and minor equipment maintenance for drains, hoses, brushes, squeegees, sanitizing tools, dishwasher, washer, dryer, animal handling equipment, etc.
- Provides for the health and care, feeding, watering, bedding and bathing of animals; assists veterinary staff with routine medical procedures, preventative care and surgery preparation and procedures:administers medications, treatments, vaccinations, performs basic diagnostic tests and procedures, and monitors animal health.
- Responsible for observing and reporting behavior and health concerns such as aggression, illnesses, internal/external parasites, injuries, changes in behavior, appetite, water consumption, eliminations or lack thereof and overall well-being of animals being housed.
- Assists the public with animal interactions, adoptions, lost pets, reclaims and all other animal matters; processes adoption, reclaim and transfer paperwork; keeps inventory of animals, performs correspondence for lost/found pets, documents records, performs basic clerical tasks.
- Using judgment when handing or seeking assistance for handling in special circumstances.
- Performing standard procedures in the absence of supervisor and seeking supervisor assistance when necessary.
- Dealing, approving, processing adoptions, receive and return animals from/to owners, ability ro recognize animal behavior and health concerns and report accordingly, ability to understand/ accept shelter procedures (disposition/ euthanasia).
- Ability to be self-sufficient and work independently.
- High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
- One (1) year of customer service required.
- Computer Skills - learn shelter application, accurately update and maintain records.
- One (1) year of animal care facility work experience is preferred.
- Working around animals of unknown origin, history and temperaments.
- Forms, vet records, computer data, adoption applications, reclaim/transfer documents.Record keeping, receipts.Money handling, move date calculation, maintaining confidential information
- Interacts, communicates, and provides assistance to the public regarding a variety of animal related matters; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with outside agencies, volunteers, shelter staff, co-workers and the general public.
Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally. Subject to standing, walking and vision constantly; sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing constantly; hearing and talking frequently; crawling rarely.
Working conditions involves exposure to aggressive animals, zoonotic diseases, loud noises, hazardous chemicals, odors, hot water, and extreme weather conditions. Possible exposure to the rabies virus via animal bites/scratches (pre-exposure vaccines & booster offered at city's expense). Protective Equipment: Gloves (latex, leather, or cloth), rubber boots, ear plugs or muffs, eye protection, animal handling equipment.
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Animal Shelter Technician
The City of Fort Worth has a progressive animal welfare program that enjoys broad based support from elected officials, industry, residents, and animal welfare agencies. A group of City staff and private business professionals recently raised over $1 million for a new medical treatment ward that opened in October 2014 to supplement its surgical clinic where approximate 9,000 animals were neutered in 2015. Also, in 2015, the shelter added outdoor kennels and dog enrichment areas. A $1 million expansion of the current shelter will begin this summer with plans for a second shelter to be completed in the next five years. The live release rate has increased from approximately 30% in 2010 to recently topping 90% for the current fiscal year to date (since October 1, 2016).
We are currently recruiting for Animal Shelter Technicians to work in the shelter to assist with the overall care of animals. Duties include to assist in animal care, to perform animal care tasks, and shelter upkeep to maintain a clean and disease free living environment for impounded animals.
There is a wide range of career opportunities in the department of animal control, so if you love animals and want to start working in a field with excellent growth potential, search the open positions and get a rewarding new career today! Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Clean kennel runs, cages, and shelter buildings.
- Feed and water animals in and around existing quarters; clean, sanitize, maintain and repair animal quarters; prepare diets for animals as required.
- Relocate animals from trucks and cages.
- Document animal dispositions in a computer record keeping system.
- Assist the public looking for lost or adoptable pets.
- Assist field officers in unloading, checking in and relocating animals in the shelter.
- Euthanize animals and participate in the euthanasia laboratory providing euthanasia services on varying numbers of animals as needed.
- Process adoptions; Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Assist in immobilizing animals for physical examinations.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience in the case of handling domestic animals preferred.
(6 months experience in handling domestic animals preferred.)
HS Diploma/GED required.
License and/or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Animal Shelter Technician
Under the supervision of the Animal Services Manager, the Animal Shelter Technician is responsible for performing duties in the receipt, care, custody, and disposition of animals, and the operation and maintenance of the animal shelter facility. Providing technical and routine animal care services, maintaining shelter facilities, assisting with animal records inventory, conducting behavioral assessments, and responding to citizen inquiries are primary functions of this position.
The Animal Shelter Technician is expected to provide a high level of humane and compassionate animal care as well as exceptional customer service. The successful employee will be highly motivated, polite and outgoing with a professional demeanor to perform a variety of duties. This employee should possess excellent public relation, organizational, and communication skills.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS The incumbent frequently works in an indoor setting, within the Animal Shelter, where exposed to hazardous chemicals, excessive noise, and contagious diseases. Working in an office setting with a computer is one aspect of this position with additional work in the kennels and exams rooms of the shelter or outdoors where inclement weather conditions may be present. Adverse working conditions exist within this position.
This position requires some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, hazardous materials or chemicals, noxious odors and fumes, dangerous animals, elevated noise levels, etc.). This position may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Work performed in an office environment involves use of telephones, dispatching radios, computers, office equipment, and interaction with staff, citizens and others. Duties may include desk-related tasks. The incumbent must be able to handle all types of animals and situations including impoundment, quarantine, euthanasia, and carcass removal.
The incumbent is subject to work rotating shifts and beyond scheduled hours including emergency call in potentially on weekends, holidays, and evenings. Mandatory overtime may be required with little or no advance notification. Physical activity associated with working in an office setting and the general lifting, handling, and restraint of large animals is required to perform the daily duties of this position. The nature of work requires the employee to sit and stand, at times, for prolonged periods.
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling are also required. The use of hands and arms is necessary to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and to reach. Physical strength stamina is required to carry out tasks.
Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the radio and telephone is necessary. Specific vision acuity abilities required by this position include close vision, depth perception, and color vision as well as hand/eye coordination enabling completion of tasks. Supplemental Information Automatic Disqualifiers for Hutchinson Police Department Applicants At the time of your submission of this Application for Employment, a criminal history check will be conducted by the Hutchinson Police Department and your background will be closely examined. Failure to meet any of the following requirements will result in immediate disqualification:
A) No conviction(s), expunged conviction(s), or placement on diversion by any state or the federal government for a crime which is a felony or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice; B) No conviction(s), expunged conviction(s), or placement on diversion by any state or the federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice; C) Is the holder of a high school diploma or furnishes evidence of successful completion of an examination indicating an equivalent achievement; D) Is of good moral character; E) Satisfies all requirements set forth by the City of Hutchinson F) If military service has been rendered, DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions; G) Not falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful or have not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process; H) Has not been convicted of, plead guilty or not contest to, or received diversion on a serious traffic violation within the past five years. Serious traffic violations include, but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer; I) Has not been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, to include but not limited to theft, insufficient funds (checks), fraud, false police reports, etc. If convicted as a juvenile of any of these listed acts, each case will be reviewed to determine if it disqualifies you for further employment consideration.
It is important that you truthfully and thoroughly answer all question contained in this Application for Employment including but not limited to any criminal and dishonest conduct. The disclosure of criminal conduct, dishonest conduct, or civil litigation on this application will not necessarily result in your rejection for employment. Please be advised that if disqualified, our agency may not be able to share the specific records resulting in your disqualification due to federal and state regulations. However, we will direct you to the applicable law enforcement agency to retrieve and potentially solve any disputes.
Shelter Worker-Hilo Domestic Abuse Shelter
Hilo, HI 96720
United StatesEmployee Type Part Time HourlyJob Category HEALING FROM TRAUMAIndustry NON PROFITMinimum Experience 2 YearsRequired Degree High SchoolManage Others No
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Shelter Worker is primarily responsible for providing supportive listening skills using the relationship with the client to model appropriate interpersonal skills. Provides information on the nature and prevention of abuse. Handles distress calls by providing information and referral services. Screens and admits residents. Assists with basic first aid. Insures that no illicit or harmful behavior occurs on premises, and reports all such incidents immediately to the Shelter Manager and Program Director. Assists in performing household duties, such as maintenance of equipment, security, sanitation, purchase of household supplies, etc. Ensures personal needs of the residents are met, such as bedding, food, etc. Assists in providing transportation of residents to various appointments. Records statistical information, data of clients and distress calls on proper forms; and assists in maintaining client files. Participates in staff and agency meetings, and selective staff development meetings. Maintains client confidentiality at all times, and performs other related duties as assigned.
High school, plus additional courses or specialized training at business or community college, or other formal training facility or program. Requires ability to understand and carry out assigned duties effectively. Knowledge needed such as stenography, office routines, elementary accounting procedures; operation of equipment such as bookkeeping and billing machines, tabulating equipment, transcription machines.
Two years plus. Experience in working with abused spouses and
children, or related client group preferred. Good verbal and written skills. Ability
to handle petty cash. Good interpersonal skills. Able to work evenings and
weekends as needed. Must be able to work independently and with minimal
supervison. On some shifts, the Shelter Worker is the only staff member on
The Shelter Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society. This includes, but is not limited to, the success of all humane society established programs and animal services.
This also includes all aspects of adoptions and ensuring that excellent customer service is being provided at all times in all areas of the shelter. The Manager will also provide valuable input to enhance current programs and is proactive in generating potential ideas for new programs and services.General Duties: AdoptionsProvides supervision, leadership and training of adoption staff which includes but is not limited to hiring, firing, training, counseling and disciplining.Ensures that all policies and procedures of the adoption process are adhered to at all times.Develops ideas for increasing adoptions (in-house promotions, adoption events, adopt-a-thons, etc.)Takes proactive measures to find other rescue organizations or sanctuaries (local or otherwise) for excess animals to alleviate crowding and to prevent waiting lists.Resolves customer disputes regarding any part of the adoption process in a positive and courteous manner.Customer Service:Oversees that all staff, (not only front desk personnel) provide excellent customer service at all times.Provides the necessary counseling and disciplinary action if excellent customer service is not being provided.Holds customer service training sessions when and if needed.Volunteer Activities:Oversees Volunteer Activities and any associated programs (including but not limited to volunteer, foster care, adoption ambassador).Coordinating Intake of AnimalsPhotographing and Posting Animals to Petfinder/Pet Adoption Portals on intake, or soon afterwards
Ensuring that Animals are ready for adoption and adoption events in a timely manner
Working with the Vet Tech to ensure animals are treated for health concerns promptly and are scheduled for spay and neuter surgeries
Ensure Proper Cleaning and DisinfectingAdhere to shelter cleaning protocols as cleanliness and rotation of disinfectants is of utmost importance in preventing disease
Train new personnel on proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques
Other Duties:Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Shelter Manager assists in carrying out the mission and the vision of the organization.Performs all other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors, whether listed in this job description or not.Attend monthly Board Meetings and deliver monthly metrics (intake, outtake, etc....) QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSAt least two (2) years of supervisory experience, including but not limited to experience in conflict management, in a shelter or animal rescue related field.Good business acumen.Strong customer relationand#39;s skills and leadership capability.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to compile and interpret statistical reports.Possesses interpersonal skills, ability to interface with customers and their families.Computer literate and skilled in Word and Excel.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; to speak and hear clearly; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, expo
Senior Manager, Shelter Operations
As a primary goal, ACC strives to position ourselves as a strong partner within the community; working with New Yorkers to create and collaborate, promoting animal welfare and the human animal bond. As the driving force behind several key departments and the leader responsible for setting and maintaining the standards for the care of ACC’s animals and the people connected to them, the Senior Manager, Shelter Operations is a key player in keeping our organization focused on these values. With direct oversight of the animal care and client care departments, among others dependent on organizational need and program development, the senior manager coaches the relevant departmental leaders in collaborative management of all personnel operating within the care centers. Through progressive leadership and a client focused approach, the senior manager sets the tone for a professional but approachable staff where best practices in husbandry and handling, creative approaches to population management, and cooperative relationships are considered non-negotiables. With up to three direct reports and a leadership team of approximately half a dozen, the senior manager has reach of upwards of 50 employees at any given time. He or she must be equal parts multi-tasking and time management pro, mediator, and negotiator, always working to achieve strategic goals as outlined by the organization.
- Coach and oversee operations leadership team in daily management of all onsite staff and volunteers, collaborating with other departments and programs to provide consistent direction where there is overlap.
- Identify areas of weakness in current programming and develop methods to address, including creating and directly managing pilot projects with potential to become self-sustaining departments, expanding resources and efficacy as part of the development process.
- Implement and monitor care center programs to meet and exceed the standards of humane animal care and customer service to the animals and the community
- Effectively direct a variety of departments ensuring the policies, procedures, and daily practice are complementary in ensuring animal inflow, outflow, and daily census are balanced and maintain a system that does not exceed our capacity for care.
- Work with the medical and behavior teams to ensure that medical and behavioral needs are identified, animals receive appropriate, timely medical care, treatments, and behavior enrichment and intervention; strategizing to create processes that enhance efficiency and maximize the quality of care.
- Collaborate with the placement department to establish pathway plans and make decisions about animal outcomes on a daily basis including participation in daily rounds, creation of the at risk list, and driving conversations and decisions relevant to euthanasia.
- Ensure that safety procedures are followed and OSHA standards met at all times. Take immediate action to correct hazards as needed.
- Establish annual goals for performance and methods by which to measure progress.
- Collaborate with partnering organizations to ensure policies and public messaging that effect the animal welfare ecosystem of NYC are beneficial and well understood by all.
- Help coordinate cross training opportunities between departments as well as shelter wide trainings to encourage staff engagement and learning across all levels and departments.
- Model and promote a staff culture that is friendly and outgoing, collaborative, and free of judgement.
- Facilitate training to promote staff growth and development, and implementation and adherence to best practices and organizational policy.
- Assist in training and mentoring management team members across locations to promote consistency between locations and ensure operational expectations and standards are in place.
- Identify areas of opportunity and growth within the care centers and assist in finding new financial opportunities for implementing new progressive program that keeps ACC as a leader within the animal welfare community.
- Host meetings and workshops to help creative a collaborative approach across departments to find solutions and program decision making when needed.
- Identify community engagement opportunities to help establish ACC within the NYC community and build strong relationships within the neighborhoods of the ACC facilities including hosting and/or conducting onsite events such as dog training classes, TNR certification, spay/neuter days, and professional development opportunities.
- Partner with ACC community outreach staff and volunteers to identify, staff, and represent ACC at community events throughout the borough, promoting ACC’s mission and recruiting volunteers and donors
- Host tours for guests including elected officials, representatives from foundations or potential grantors, board members, and other VIPs
- Actively participate in and act as a stellar representative of ACC at a variety of events
- Manage and adhere to operational budgets. Maintain inventory and direct ordering and monitoring of supplies
- Plan and schedule maintenance and repair of care center. Act as organizational point person for new construction, renovation, or repair.
- Actively participate in development of organizational policies, facilitate trainings, and collaborate in other departmental programs and projects including marketing, fundraising, outreach, and volunteer programs.
- Responsible for emergency on call availability
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, often high stress environment; must be forward thinking and anticipate challenges, responding to them quickly and completely; must be adaptable and receptive to rapidly evolving protocols and able to rally others with an air of excitement and opportunity; treats animals and people with respect, considering all individuals as potential collaborators with something to offer; is an expert communicator; is a people person and a team player; has a passion for learning and is knowledgeable in current animal welfare trends; is organized, detail oriented; able to maintain composure when faced with emotional situations including medically and behaviorally compromised animals; is vocal and enjoys sharing ideas, willing to engage in friendly, professional debate and idea sharing; available to modify schedule as needed to meet the needs of the organization; ability to travel throughout the five boroughs regularly and nationally for training opportunities
Reports directly to Veterinary Medical and Surgical Directors
A veterinarian for the Nevada Humane Society (“NHS”) is responsible for working with a team of 4 other veterinarians to continually develop and maintain day-to-day operations of a comprehensive shelter medicine program and public spay/neuter program for a full service animal shelter, including but not limited to: (1) diagnosis and treatment of animals throughout the shelter (2) caring for sick and injured animals; (3) surgically sterilizing adopted animals and animal owned by the public (4) working with adopters to ensure that their pets stay healthy and stay in their homes through post-adoption intervention; (5) performing emergency surgical procedures as required; (6) providing leadership, direction, guidance and training for veterinary support staff and other shelter staff.
The ideal candidate will have excellent veterinary and supervisory skills and the ability to help build and work within a cohesive and positive team, which will be customer-service and animal oriented. She or he will be a self-starter who is well organized, innovative, flexible and professionally motivated to develop and implement the goals, objective, and policies for the agency. The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills that can build bridges with the community and must be an effective communicator with the ability to speak to a variety of audiences. He or she will work well with other veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and clinic support staff, in addition to a full team of shelter employees and volunteers. Responsibilities will include but are not restricted to the following:
Monitor the conditions of animals in the shelter and address any conditions which would warrant care, including daily rounds in the shelter and clinic.
Perform physical exams on animals upon intake and as needed, and diagnose and prescribe treatment for sick and injured animals in the shelter.
Perform high volume spay/neuter surgeries and additional surgery as necessary on shelter animals. Additional surgeries include but are not limited to dentistry, enucleations, exploratory laparotomies, orthopedics, tumor removal, amputations, etc.
Provide emergency medical care as needed, including but not limited to IV catheter placement, emergency surgery, etc.
Provide leadership, direction, guidance and training for veterinary technicians
and other support staff.
Maintain comprehensive computerized medical records for medical management and surveillance of illness within the shelter.
Assist with coordination and supervision of NHS-sponsored veterinary clinics,
e.g., low cost spay/neuter and vaccination of public animals and free roaming cats.
Adhere to a comprehensive health care program with the following components - environmental sanitation, record-keeping, disease surveillance, physical examinations, vaccination, parasite control, disease testing, disease treatment, surgery, nutrition, outbreak response, and environmental enrichment for animals in the shelter and in foster homes.
Educate staff and volunteers regarding animal disease.
Oversee the intake process, ensuring that each animal receives a physical examination upon intake and that sick and injured animals are diagnosed and treatment is prescribed.
Promote a caring attitude toward all animals and treat them humanely and compassionately at all times, regardless of circumstances, including those that are sick, injured, feral or aggressive.
Treat people (staff, volunteers, and the public) with respect and courtesy.
Foster a spirit of teamwork and perform duties in a manner that assists NHS in the achievement of its goals and encourages community support of its work.
Work cooperatively with the operations director, animal care managers and other key staff.
Participate in collaborative programs with the Truckee Meadows Veterinary Technician Program.
Be available for rotating on-call schedule with all veterinarians for emergencies as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
DVM degree from an accredited university with a Nevada veterinary license or ability to obtain a Nevada license within 30 days
Experience with high volume spay/neuter and dentistry highly desirable
Experience working in an animal shelter or TNR program is desirable
New graduates welcome to apply
Salary & Benefits
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Two weeks paid vacation
$1500 CE stipend
Send Cover Letter and Resume to: email@example.com, Attention Debbie Kelly
Shelter Assistant Program Director
The Assistant Program Director will support and collaborate with the Program Director to oversee staff orientation, training and development, budget, program design, quality assurance, generating reports and compliance with contracts.
- Administer personnel policy and procedures under the guidance of the program director.
- Act as the primary liaison and maintain communication between the program and outside agencies.
- Maintain case records and statistics for the program.
- Provide direct supervision to 2-3 Social Service Supervisors.
- Hold monthly supervision meetings with staff supervised.
- Advise Case Managers on service plans/general decision regarding clients’ cases.
- Monitor program progress and submit reports to the Program Director.
- Ensure all programs meet contractual goals and reporting requirements.
- Monitor fiscal expenses and analyze fiscal reports on an as-need basis.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status. CCS is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Counselors And Shelter Workers
PLEASE NOTE: POSITIONS ARE LOCATED IN LONG ISLAND, NY (SUFFOLK COUNTY)
We are seeking a Counselors And Shelter Workers to join our team! You will provide recovery-oriented rehabilitation services in group or individual settings.
- Establish open lines of communication for individuals with mental or emotional issues
- Offer assistance to individuals with substance abuse issues
- Provide prevention-oriented therapy
- Implement and review treatment plans
- Collaborate with additional treatment providers and placement agencies
- Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner
- Clean/Valid New York State Driver's License and Car
- Previous experience in mental health counseling or other related fields
- Familiarity with community mental health resources
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to build rapport with clients
- Strong leadership qualities
TSLI- Full and Part Time Job Opportunities starting at $14.41:
Overnight Job Opportunities starting at $11.99. This position includes awake and asleep hours.
HHB- Full and Part Time Job Opportunities starting at $13.85.
Overnight Job Opportunities starting at $12.14.
We offer great benefits:
· Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
· Paid Vacation, Sick, Personal time
· 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, Childcare Benefits, Flexible Spending Account.
Send resume and application to:
Fax: 631.231.4754 or Via email: Personnel@tsli-hhb.org
Driver's Asst, Shelter Monitor, Bell Ringer
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