Animal Care Attendant - ACA1 - 430 - West Kootenay

Posted 3 months ago
$17.50 /Hr

Job Description

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)

The BC SPCA is looking to fill the following job opportunity: POSITION: Animal Care Attendant – ACA1 STATUS: Permanent; Casual SHIFT: Casual; On-call WAGE: CAD 17,50 per hour

LOCATION: West Kootenay Branch Castlegar, BC

CLOSING DATE: March 10, 2022 (midnight EST)

Submit resume and cover letter together as one document. When applying please state your availability in your cover letter. Shifts may consist of weekdays, weekends and Statutory Holidays.

Our West Kootenay Branch in Castlegar is looking to fill a casual Animal Care Attendant position. You bring energy and enthusiasm to a team environment. You will participate in all animal care duties and ensure that optimal levels of care are administered to the animals based on the Five Freedoms. You have experience in customer relations and previous experience in animal husbandry. You care deeply about animals and uphold the highest animal care standards. Under the direction of the Branch Manager your experience with animals will assist you:

  • To maintain the entire physical plant in a clean, sanitary, and efficient manner on an ongoing basis and in a collaborative manner
  • To ensure kennels, runs, and cat cages are kept in a manner that is best suited for the animal’s health and welfare as per the ShelterSense protocols
  • To monitor the health and welfare of the animals through the maintenance of up-to-date kennel cards, recording information on whiteboard and daily logs, and completing daily welfare sheets
  • To maintain animals on a proper diet ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, and enrichment
  • To perform general bathing and grooming of animals
  • To treat animals humanely, with compassion and concern, and in a manner consistent with the BC SPCA’s five freedoms
  • To perform other duties as assigned.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in this role:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service skills: patience, professional, positive attitude, attention to detail, adaptability
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with colleagues, customers and volunteers
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases
  • Previous kennel or animal care experience will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrable interest in all aspects of animal welfare
  • Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties
  • Computer experience: Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • The animals in our care require attention seven days a week, must be flexible and able to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays.

How to Apply: If you are up for the challenge, are looking for an opportunity to be involved in a great cause and are legally entitled to work in Canada, review the job description below and click on the link to apply now -

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices. We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission and guiding principles.

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA, however; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

The BC SPCA is a Registered Charity BN 11881 9036 RR0001

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