OMNI Human Resource Management

  • Animal Care Technician

    Job ID
    2019-2587
    Client
    Great Plains SPCA
    Job Location(s)
    US-KS-Merriam
  • Overview

     

    Great Plains SPCA is seeking an Animal Care Technician. This position will provide all animals in Great Plains SPCA care with professional, conscientious, compassionate care, meeting physical and behavioral needs.

     

    Great Plains SPCA’s mission is to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach, and a better life for pets and the people who love them. Great Plains SPCA is the Kansas City Metro’s most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving nearly 10,000 pets in need annually

    Responsibilities

    • Handle cats and/or dogs and occasional other animals of all sizes, ages, temperaments and needs safely and appropriately
    • Follow and maintain excellent knowledge of organization cleaning, sanitation, and disease prevention protocols in order to provide a safe, clean environment for all
    • Provide all animals with appropriate housing, food, water, bedding, toys and other mental stimulation and enrichment, social interaction with humans and, where appropriate, members of own species
    • Maintain excellent knowledge of all shelter standard medical procedures, vaccines, preventatives, and common diseases and their symptoms, transmission, prevention
    • Monitor health of animals and rapidly identify any health issues and report to Veterinary Staff or supervisor
    • Monitor behavioral health of animals and rapidly identify any issues that may require special action and report to supervisor
    • Use shelter database and employee communication systems to keep accurate animal inventory, write animal behavior and other memos, submit medical exam requests, place holds on animals, and keep abreast of all staff communication
    • Work with staff and volunteers to get to know, provide for, transition, and promote adoptable animals
    • Ensure all animals are clearly and consistently marked with accurate, up-to-date, easy to read information
    • Work with and supervise volunteers and community service workers appropriately to provide animals and humans with a safe, clean, organized, and pleasant experience
    • Assist veterinary staff by properly administering or restraining for vaccinations, microchips, blood draws, medications, and restraining for exams
    • Provide basic grooming services to shelter animals as needed

    Qualifications

    • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
    • Maturity, good judgment and professionalism
    • Ability to work individually and on a team, multi-task and self-start
    • Ability to remain calm and empathetic in stressful situations
    • Compassion and empathy for animal and humans
    • High school or GED
    • Prefer familiarity with animals
    • Prefer familiarity with computer functions and programs such as Internet and web-based programs, Microsoft Office
    • Handle and restrain animals weighing up to 100 lbs
    • Lift 40 lbs to waist height

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