Our Williams Lake & District Branch is looking for a casual / on-call Animal Care Attendant with the flexibility to cover shifts on short notice including weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays.
You are a dependable energetic team player who 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 excellent customer service skills 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