From $8.75 an hour
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Animal Handling: 1 year (Preferred)
Full Job Description
Kennel Technician- MCHS
Purpose Of Position: KT are responsible for direct animal care and assessment, social development of animals, and customer service.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent, previous experience with in-depth animal care preferred, customer service experience preferred, available to work weekends, holiday shifts, and overtime as needed.
Working Environment: Work is preformed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors in all weather conditions. Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, walking and standing 8-10 hours a day preforming job functions. Exposure to disinfectant solutions while performing daily cleaning. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
Physical Requirements: Ability to stay standing or active during entire shift, lift/carry items/animals of moderate weight, able to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, and other strenuous activities.
Schedule: MCHS is open to the public up to 360 days a year with staff at the facility 365 days a year. Up to 40 hours a week with occasional overtime as needed and possible early/late shifts.
Animal Care: *On-Site Training Provided If Needed* Provide adequate food/water to animals daily, administer medications, draw blood for testing, administer vaccines, restrain animals for treatment/intake, bath/groom when needed, monitor animals and report changes in health accordingly. Practice humane and overly compassionate treatment of animals.
People Care: Work positively with other staff, shelter manager, volunteers, Board Members, and the public. Assist potential adopters with client/animal interactions, meet and greets with current animals, and adoption process. Provide quality customer service during times of stress and public assistance including but not limited to on-site interactions, phone calls, social media, events off-site, etc. When working with MCHS it is important to remain professional at all times, the face and public assumptions of MCHS are the interactions with employees.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: From $8.75 per hour
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- On call
All public entering facility are required to wear masks/face guards, most public interactions held ‘curbside’ if possible, operating by appointment only.
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- Animal Handling: 1 year (Preferred)
- One location