$9 an hour
Professional Animal Care: 2 years (Required)
Full Job Description
Dixie Springs Resort & Spa A Luxury pet hotel and spa offering daycare, boarding, grooming, pay to play dog park, pet supplies, and delicious treats from our homemade barkery!
Must be willing to work every weekend. Previous experience required. Will be approximately 20-25 hours/week.
The Kennel Assistant functions include, but are not limited to, providing the care and basic needs of animals being groomed, boarded, trained, and/or participating in daycare including cleaning of cages, parks, and common areas and the proper feeding and care of all boarding, daycare, and grooming animals. The Kennel Assistant operates under the supervision of the Spa Manager.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES * Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent. * Walk daycare and boarding dogs several times a day according to protocol to provide exercise and time for elimination of bowels and bladder. * Socialize and exercise boarders in a safe manner at all times. * Bathe, play with, and provide Tender Loving Care to clients. * Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to management immediately. * Apply knowledge of normal food and liquid requirements of animals. As required, provide special food and liquids. * Check in/check out clients and act as receptionist. Ensure that boarders are clean and fresh smelling prior to discharge. * Assist with the administration of medications, as required. * Ensure that cages and patients are properly numbered and identified and that personal property (toys, treats, blankets, leashes) are stored in the proper area and identified. * Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, runs, and litter boxes as often as is necessary to ensure no runs or kennels are soiled and odors are not apparent. Perform general cleaning in other areas of the facility to control the spread of disease. Wash and sterilize water and food bowls. * Launder and dry towels and blankets. * Picking up any trash and stool material. Empty trash. * Groom * Know proper animal restraint techniques. * Deep cleaning of entire facility. * Record information such as feeding schedules, appearance, behavior of clients that are boarded, groomed, training, or daycare. * Clean bathrooms daily. * Vacuum and mop entire facility daily. * Work well with all employees. * Notify supervisor of needed maintenance. * Perform other duties as assigned.
CONTROLS OVER WORK The Kennel Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Spa Manager who will indicate general assignments, limitations and priorities. Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE * Apply knowledge and skills in controlling/handling individual animal temperament. * Ability to gain animal confidence. * Knowledge of proper methods of animal restraint. * Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments. Understand and carry out oral and written direction. * Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction. * Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency. * Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor.
PHYSICAL EFFORT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. * Frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen, frequently working in a bent position. * Frequently use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. * Use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals. * Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. * Occasionally handle dogs weighing up to and over 150 lbs. Assistance will be provided by another team member when working with larger animals.
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive pets; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases. Work is normally performed inside; some outside work is required.
Follow federal and state animal health laws and regulations including OSHA and DEA.
Dixie Springs Resort & Spa provided the following inclusive hiring information:
We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $9.00 per hour
- Day shift
- On call
- Weekend availability
- Professional Animal Care: 2 years (Required)
- One location
Work Location: One location