Kennel Attendant Job at City of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, MB

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Adoption/Community Education Coordinator, the Kennel Attendant uses his/her education and experience to maintain the highest level of care and quality of life for the animals in the care of the Animal Services Agency. The Kennel Attendant acts as a role model and leader to the Kennel Attendant Assistants.

As the Kennel Attendant you will:
Oversee health and care of animals, including recognizing and treatment of illness or injury.

Receive all incoming impounded animals, examines for identification, places in appropriate holding facility.

Handle, water, and feed all animals resident in the holding areas as appropriate; including dogs, cats, reptiles, commercial animals etc.

Clean and disinfect kennel facilities according to appropriate schedules, techniques and standards.

Provide medication to animals as directed and maintains an inventory of all required medications.

Maintain required stock of supplies.

Maintain all required records and prepare reports when required.

Perform minor routine maintenance and repairs to kennel facility.

Release animals to owners in accordance with existing policy.

Assist public with adoptions of animals.

Assist in veterinary health checks, breed identification, and euthanization as required.

Provide guidance to junior staff as required.

Perform other related duties, commensurate with the Class Specification, as required.

Your education and qualifications include:
Certification as a Registered Animal Health Technologist (RAHT as recognized by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and the Manitoba Animal Health Technologist Association).

A minimum 1 year experience or training in the care of dogs and cats.

A minimum 1 year experience working or volunteering with handling dogs in an animal welfare environment (animal shelter, animal agency, dog rescue, dog boarding kennel, or veterinary clinic).

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to meet and deal with the public in a positive manner, sometimes under stressful conditions.

Ability to plan and organize work with minimum direct supervision.

Ability to operate a computer and other basic office machines, such as photocopier, fax, etc.

Ability to learn new computer applications, specifically Chameleon within three months.

Ability to make mathematical calculations.

Ability to maintain accurate records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a member of the Agency team.

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with respect to dealing with sensitive documents and Agency issues.

A thorough knowledge of the operating procedures and practices of the City of Winnipeg would be an asset.

Must possess or be able to acquire within a reasonable period of time a good working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions and regulations applicable to the position’s area of work.

Conditions of employment:
Available to work various shifts including evenings and weekends.

Must be physically capable of performing duties of this position, which may include, but are not limited to: pushing, pulling, reaching (either or both arms), and lifting weights up to 50lbs.

A Police Information Check (Vulnerable Sector) satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s), at their expense. To obtain Police Information Search information please visit www.winnipeg.ca/police.

Candidates will not be considered unless they are a RAHT/RVT recognized by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and the Manitoba Animal Health Technologist Association.

Citizen & Customer Focus

Respecting Diversity

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About Company

Company: City of Winnipeg

Company Location:  Winnipeg, MB

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