Allora Solutions Group
  • 09-Oct-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Summerville, SC, USA
  • 12
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Our client is seeking a reliable Kennel Technician to care for the facility and its animals.

JOB SUMMARY

The Kennel Technician position is an integral part of our mission by promoting the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example. This position is a vital part of our Shelter. Kennel Technicians must be self-motivated, team players, dependable, multi-task, and enjoy caring for animals! The Kennel Technician is responsible for the general care and maintenance of all animals at Dorchester Paws. The Kennel Technician is an important part of the team as he/she is the first to report if there is a problem with an animal.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • general care and maintenance of all animals
  • Maintain and clean animal kennels and cages
  • Feed and water all animals
  • Monitor and document food and water consumption
  • Document and report animal temperament, behavior, abnormalities, and food/water intake
  • Walk animals to maintain their physical and mental health.
  • Ability to work well with cats and dogs.
  • Previous experience with animals is a PLUS!
  • Possess reliable transportation to/from work.
  • Possess a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent.
  • This position requires many detailed tasks and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work during the week as well as weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Support Dorchester Paws in daily functions, including the facility's general care and maintenance and all animals.
  • Rinses, scrubs, and disinfects animal cages and outdoor runs, hallways, floors, walls and isolation/quarantine areas, transport carriers, etc.
  • Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
  • Perform general cleaning duties such as facility laundry and washing animal bowls.
  • Walks through the kennel areas checking each animal individually for any abnormal activity such as vomiting, diarrhea, or blood in the cage
  • Perform animal grooming duties, such as washing, brushing, clipping, trimming coats, cutting nails, and cleaning ears.
  • Collect, prepare, maintain, and record animal information, such as weight, size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake.
  • Bring animals to and from the kennel during cleaning procedures.
  • Clean up after animals both inside the facility and outside, and clean animal runs and cages as needed.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other organizations, and the general public.
  • Maintain the shelter by performing tasks including, but not limited to, sweeping/mopping floors, wiping counters, taking out the trash, cleaning bathrooms, and checking equipment and supplies.
  • Assist other staff members on occasion with such tasks as helping restrain an animal, helping clients with their pets, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job function is both indoors and outdoors of the shelter.Duties will take place at Dorchester Paws that require consistent walking and outdoor-related work tasks. This role routinely uses cleaning supplies and equipment.

This role requires regular and extended standing and walking. This role requires flexibility and the ability to stand, lift, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, or stand as necessary. This position also requires frequent lifting or moving of objects or materials up to 50lbs.

This is a Full-time position. Days are flexible; however, hours will be from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4 days a week.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail and goal-oriented
  • Professional, responsible, and innovative
  • Take the initiative and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions
  • Dependable and organized
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Stress tolerant
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