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Animal Care Attendant
HelpAWS animal rescue is an organization based in Soufriere that is seeking to recruit a self-motivated, dependable, and hands-on professional to join our team in the position of Animal Care Attendant. This position will report directly to the Shelter Supervisor and work closely with the Operations Manager and Executive Director. This job requires a lot of hands-on work with animals in a fast paced environment requiring problem-solving skills and an ability to remain calm under pressure.
Applicants will be required to work 11 days per fortnight in Soufriere including weekends and some nights. They must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to work with all animals including but not limited to dogs, cats, horses, and pigs. Applicants must be organized and computer literate.
The Animal Care Attendant will be responsible for all animal related care which will include hands on work preparing food and feeding them, cleaning up after them, bathing, weighing dogs organizing products, taking stock, administering dewormers and medication, and much more. We cannot stress enough that you must love animals to do well in this job.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Perform intake exams on new animals and oversee daily feeding schedules, administration of medications and overall health, happiness and comfort level of all animals
Clean animal cages multiple times throughout the day as well as sweeping, moping, dusting the shelter
Ensure all animal care products are clean and all areas are tidy
Schedule and administer bathing, laundry and implement sanitizing procedures for animals in care and report any animal care concerns to all management in a timely manner
Complete daily/weekly behavioral and medical checklists for animals in care and communicate to adoptions team/relevant parties
Weigh all animals each week and update our database with weights, medications, vaccinations and anything else that was done
Input and maintain each animal record in our software, including personality traits for animal bios as applicable and register all microchips in our database
Ensure the cleanliness of the shelter, including the implementation of proper disinfecting protocols
Work alongside the Shelter supervisor and Operations Manager to keep accurate inventory for both office and animal care and submit weekly supply order requests as needed
Present all receipts to Operations Manager daily for budgeting/cash flow input
Prepare kennels/car and all other supplies required for airport and vet trips and take the dogs to these appointments
Independently arrange transportation of animals to veterinary appointments and to the airport
Identify ways to support stray dogs across the island, including feeding routes and local partnerships
Provide food and medication to animals in need and track distribution on a case-by-case basis
Respond to messages in a timely and appropriate manner
Support the Shelter Supervisor and Operations Manager in his/her duties, as needed
Other duties as assigned
Please submit a comprehensive CV to: email@example.com no later than August 31, 2022.
We thank you for your interest in the position. However, only suitable applicants will be shortlisted and contacted.