Animal Care Worker

In by Saamis Lethbridge

Community Animal Services
Published
February 6, 2024
Location
Lethbridge, Canada
Category
Job Type
Salary/Pay
From $15 an hour
City
  • Lethbridge

Description

Community Animal Services (Lethbridge Animal Bylaw Services Ltd.) provides animal control services and operates the City of Lethbridge Animal Shelter on contract.

Position: Animal Care Worker - Full Time/ Part Time

Community Animal Services is seeking an individual to fill a full-time/ part-time Animal Care Worker position at the Lethbridge Animal Shelter. This position is responsible for the direct care of domestic animals being housed in the facility. This is a fast-paced and changing environment and includes the handling of stray, injured, and aggressive cats and dogs. This position will typically be scheduled to work five days on, with two off; however, the schedule may be adapted to operational needs.

Rate of Pay: $15.00 to $19.00 per hour to be determined based on experience.

Job Duties:

  • Feed animals, clean and disinfect kennels, and provide enrichment activities on a daily basis.
  • Assist with basic medical treatment of animals.
  • Asses and monitor animals health/ behavior.
  • Bathing and grooming animals.
  • Keeping records of animal health and behavior.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and or understanding of animal wellness and behavior.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, additional education or certification will be considered an asset but not necessary.
  • Physically fit for handling animals and standing for extended periods.
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds.
  • Attention to detail, and able to work well in a team or individual environment.
  • Must have a valid Alberta class 5 drivers license.
  • Must be able to handle a fast-paced and stressful environment.

Additional Assets:

  • Experience with domestic animals; training, grooming, animal care.
  • Sound judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility/ reliability.
  • Excellent oral communication.

How to apply:

  • Interested applicants are invited to apply via indeed.
  • Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone call inquiries will be taken regarding this position.
  • Submission of a clear Police Information Check upon offer of employment.

Closing Date:

Until a suitable candidate is found.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $15.00-$19.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Every Weekend
  • Holidays
  • On call
  • Weekends only

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Education:

  • Secondary School (required)

Experience:

  • professional animal care: 2 years (required)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2024-02-12

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