Animal Care Attendant Job at The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) in Comox, BC

Job Description

Salary: $17.00/Hourly

Job Type: Full Time, Temporary

Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English

Minimum Education: High School

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers (6483)

NOC Job Title: Animal Attendant

Expires in 14 days

Expires: 2020-10-30

Posted: 2020-10-16

Last Updated: 2020-10-16

Job Location(s)

1668 Ryan Road East

Comox, British Columbia

V9M 4C6, Canada

Job Description

Join the team! The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch is looking for a temporary full-time Animal Care Attendant position. This position is for approximately 2-3 months. Reporting to the Branch Manager, you bring energy and enthusiasm to a team environment while 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 are an energetic team player, with good customer service skills. You also have as a minimum a basic knowledge of animals and animal welfare. You care deeply about animals and uphold the highest animal care standards.

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
  • 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)
  • Philosophical harmony with the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the BC SPCA
  • 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 Comox team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. Click on the link to apply: https://spca.bc.ca/about-us/careers/

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.

Related Document(s)

Comox-ACA1 Temp FT.docx

How to Apply

Expiring: Oct 30, 2020

About Company

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

Company Location:  Comox, BC

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