Animal Care Attendant (Full Time)

Company

BC SPCA

Description

Animal Care Attendant – ACA1 – 536 – Prince Rupert

1740 Prince Rupert Blvd, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 2Y8, Canada Req #1442

Monday, August 9, 2021

POSITION: Animal Care Attendant – ACA1
JOB TYPE: Casual; On-Call
WAGE: 17.50 per hour

LOCATION:
 Prince Rupert Branch
Prince Rupert, BC
CLOSING DATE: August 23rd, 2021 (Midnight EST)
Please make sure to include your resume and cover letter to complete your application.

The BC SPCA Prince Rupert Branch is looking for casual/on-call Animal Care Attendants with the flexibility to cover shifts on short notice – including weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays. Reporting to the Branch 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.

You care deeply about animals and uphold the highest animal care standards. If you are hard-working, collaborative, highly skilled and passionate about making a difference, you will find yourself among like-minded people at the BC SPCA.

What you will do:

  • 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

You will have:

  • 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
  • Philosophical harmony with the mission, vision and strategic direction of the BC SPCA
  • 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
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.

Other details

  • Pay Type

    Hourly

  • Hiring Rate

    $17.50

  • Required Education

    High School

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Prince Rupert team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. Click on apply now to submit your resume and cover letter or click the link: https://spca.bc.ca/about-us/careers/