Animal Care Associate
Lawrence Humane Society
Animal Care Associates work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment helping homeless animals. We are seeking compassionate, responsible people for full or part-time schedules. Duties include feeding, cleaning, and direct animal care. We are a progressive organization that saves thousands of cats, dogs, and small mammals a year. Required: 1. High School Diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency 2. No allergies to animals or chemical cleaning agents 3. Willingness to assist/perform euthanasia of animals, administer injections & medications 4. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management, co-workers, and customers 5. Basic knowledge of Windows-based computer software 6. Proven ability to work independently; self motivated and team oriented 7. Strong customer service skills Preferred: 1. At least one year of experience in the veterinary hospital, animal shelter, or kennel field 2. Knowledge of basic animal handling, behavior and health 3. Experience working for a non-profit organization 4. Knowledge of Google Applications 5. Experience with PetPoint Software 6. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field Physical Demands & Work Environment: Work is performed in a kennel environment with regular exposure to high noise levels, chemical cleaning agents, animal dander, and wet floors. Susceptibility to the elements when working outdoors. Exposure to potentially aggressive and dangerous animals and animal bites and scratches. Work requires walking, standing, bending, scrubbing, and reaching up to 10 hours a day, plus moving/walking dogs and lifting up to 40 pounds without assistance. Daily duties require reading and following instructions; using a computer workstation; wearing a portable radio and headset. Driving and weekends/holidays may be required. Application Instructions: Apply in person at the Lawrence Humane Society, located at 1805 E. 19th St., north of the Douglas County 4H Fairgrounds. Please no phone calls or emails.
Contact Information Cara Seats Shelter Manager 1805 E. 19th St. Lawrence, KS 66046 http://www.LawrenceHumane.org
Closing Date: November 17, 2013
Posted: October 17, 2013