Animal Care Supervisor
Home At Last Humane Society
WORK RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS Animal Care – Provide for proper animal care by being attentive to each animal’s behavior and health. Work with the consulting veterinarian to implement and maintain high quality animal care standards via standard operating procedures. These include feeding, cleaning and sanitation, animal flow and handling, medical and mental well-being systems. Sanitation - Cleaning and sanitation of kennels, cages, equipment and shelter facility on an on-going basis. Cleaning is of primary concern and should be done with an understanding of the relationship between animal health and proper sanitation. Team Leadership/Supervision - Direct and positive supervision of animal attendants, community service workers and volunteers to ensure effective leadership, teamwork and safety of the staff, volunteers and visitors. Planning and Development - Provides input in the development and operations of the facility, and promotes and facilitates proactive animal sheltering actions. Communication: Maintain communications and engage positively with the public. Prepare monthly report for the Board of Directors and communicate necessary information from senior leadership to shelter staff and volunteers. Facility Operations – In addition to animal care and facility sanitation, facility operations including such tasks as proper materials handling, general cleaning and organization, grounds work and other tasks which are required when running an animal shelter. An understanding of materials use and facility/animal care equipment is essential to carrying out duties. Community Education – Represent HAL to the public in a professional manner forwarding its mission, goals, and objectives. Represent the organization as a professionally run and ethical organization based on the values of the mission and stated positions. This may be accomplished through routine daily activities, giving tours, and other such activities of the organization. Safety - Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment. Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal or the organization at risk. Training – Identify training opportunities and provide the staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision and training to develop their skills and abilities and to ensure performance outcomes remain at top levels. REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Current or previous Veterinary Technician license preferred. - Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record. - Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. - Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision - Ability to plan, organize, delegate and supervise the work of a diverse and very busy staff and volunteer base to ensure the effective and efficient management of the day to day operations. - At least 2 years of supervisory experience (preferably in an animal shelter environment) including team building, training, performance evaluations, hiring, and progressive discipline procedures. - Demonstrated ability using MS Word, Internet Explorer and Windows Operating Systems. - Ability to prepare and maintain accurate administrative records and statistical reports. - Database management experience; system administration experience helpful. - Experienced in developing policies and procedures. - Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. Working Conditions: Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions and zoonotic diseases possible. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals For more detailed information on the shelter and humane society please visit our website www.homeatlast.org.
Contact Information Kris Boler Executive Director The Dalles, OR 5412965189 email@example.com http://homeatlasths.org
Closing Date: November 15, 2013
Posted: October 24, 2013