Animal care technician
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Animal Care Technician. This position works directly with our animals to help provide humane care, food, water, shelter, veterinary directed care, exercise socialization and grooming. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Takes care of all animals in the building: cleaning, feeding, grooming, training, socializing, exercising etc.
- Administers certain medications & vaccinations (with veterinary approval only) and checks for illness.
- Keeps animal files up-to-date.
- Makes sure all animals are vaccinated and ready for adoption in a timely manner (i.e. vaccinated, wormed, blood tests).
- Evaluates the animal’s health and temperament and updates the Animal Care Administrator on a daily basis.
- Assists with veterinary checks.
- Maintains cleanliness and organization in animal rooms, back hallway, food preparation room, outside kennel runs and other assigned areas of the building.
- In rare cases, performs euthanasia when certified or assists in euthanasia by holding an animal.
- Launders and washes bowls, litter pans, towels, animal beds, carriers, etc.
- Socializes with the animals and gives the animals love and affection.
- Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
- Represents the Humane Society as a professional.
- May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Basic knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, husbandry, and disease of dogs and cats
- Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
- Ability to use animal equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, medications, traps, needles and syringes
- Euthanasia classes will be provided for kennel technicians who do not have euthanasia certification.
- Attention to detail
- Results oriented, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)
- Effective time management and planning skills
- Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion
- Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another
- Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)
- Ability to overcome obstacles to perform tasks; and accept reactions from customers regarding the handling or disposition of the animals
- Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team
Hours for this position are Friday from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. These hours are non-negotionable.
To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at email@example.com. Please no phone calls regarding this position.
Updated May 2015