Animal Care Attendant - ACA1 - 430 - West Kootenay
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The BC SPCA is a dynamic organization with facilities and services across the province of BC. Join an expanding team in an exciting time of change in an organization that makes a difference! Please read below for additional details and let us know if you have the skills and experience we are looking for by submitting your application.
About the Position:
Reporting to the Animal Centre Manager, you bring energy and enthusiasm to a team environment while you participate in daily animal care duties and ensure that optimal levels of care are administered to the animals based on the Five Freedoms. You are a positive, engaging people person and thrive in a fast paced environment with lots of changing needs and priorities.
Some specific duties:
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
Qualifications you need to have:
High school diploma or equivalent Valid Class N or 5 BC Drivers’ License and driver’s abstract 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 interested in joining our team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. Click on apply now or use the link to apply https://spca.bc.ca/about-us/careers/
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