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Kennel Assistant (PT)

  • ... Richmond, Virginia, United States
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    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 16.5 per hour
  • Posted on: May 07, 2024       Expires on: Jun 21, 2024

Kennel Assistant (PT)   

JOB TITLE:

Kennel Assistant (PT)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Richmond Virginia United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Job Description: Kennel Assistant
Classification: Hourly
Salary: 15.
00 to 16.
50
Reports to: Senior Manager of Canine Lifesaving

Summary/Objective: Richmond Animal League (RAL) is seeking a Part-Time Kennel Assistant responsible for caring for dogs and cats at the shelter.
You will work in collaboration with the team to provide essential support in the daily operations of the shelter facility.
This role demands compassion, patience and a strong commitment to animal welfare.

Essential Functions:

  • Animal Care: Provide animal care to include feeding, exercise, medicating, and bathing of animals; evaluating physical health by recording and coordinating needs; observing animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, stress, injury and/or illness and reporting any concerns.
  • Enrichment and Socialization: Engage in playtime and social interaction with animals to promote mental and emotional well-being.
    Assist with implementing enrichment activities to keep animals mentally stimulated.
  • Health Monitoring: Administer medications and treatments as directed by the shelter veterinarian or senior staff.
    Monitor and document animal health status, behavior and any changes in their condition.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Perform routine cleaning tasks to ensure the facility remains hygienic and odor-free.
    Wash dishes, laundry, and clean common areas to maintain a clean and welcoming environment.
    Sort and allocate all donations.
  • Administrative Tasks: Maintain record keeping integrity with charting of all medical notes and maintaining both virtual and physical files; updating records in our database; assist with data entry and administrative duties related to animal care
  • Volunteer Training and Management: Collaborate with volunteers, providing training, assistance, and lead dog crews, cat crews, and socializers
  • Customer Service: Ensure exceptional customer service to all visitors, customers, volunteers and members of the public.
    This includes assisting members of the public with any issues they may bring to RAL’s attention and responding to all concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Flexibility and Teamwork: Display initiative, time management skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a dynamic team environment
  • Emergency Response: Assist in emergency situations, such as natural disasters or animal health crises, to ensure the safety and well-being of animals.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies: Initiative, interpersonal skills, time management, organizational skills, effective decision making, desire to be a team player, ability to work independently, basic computer skills, basic animal handling experience.
Must complete Fear Free Sheltering class in the first 60 days of employment.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no direct staff supervisory responsibilities, but does support RAL volunteers across multiple volunteer roles.

Work Environment: The work environment includes the shelter and clinic, which can have high noise levels, exposure to cleaning chemicals, animal-related allergens, and potential for bites and scratches.
Physical demands may include lifting, extensive walking, bending, and standing.
Work will occur both indoors and outdoors.
Must be able to carry 40 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a part-time non-exempt position.
The position will be up to 32 hours.
The schedule can be flexible.
This role will require evening and weekend work, some holiday hours will be necessary.
Regular and reliable attendance is essential.

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Preferred:

1.
Bilingual (additional compensation available)

2.
Experience with animal sheltering/veterinary software

3.
Animal handling and behavior experience/knowledge

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to lindsey@ral.
org.
No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.
00 - $16.
50 per hour

Work setting:

  • In-person

Work Location: In person

Position Details

POSTED:

May 07, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

16.5 per hour

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1715660029-68e6b7806b909c4efdc0d22bde495eba

LOCATION:

Virginia United States

CITY:

Richmond

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Job Description: Kennel Assistant
Classification: Hourly
Salary: 15.00 to 16.50
Reports to: Senior Manager of Canine Lifesaving

Summary/Objective: Richmond Animal League (RAL) is seeking a Part-Time Kennel Assistant responsible for caring for dogs and cats at the shelter. You will work in collaboration with the team to provide essential support in the daily operations of the shelter facility. This role demands compassion, patience and a strong commitment to animal welfare.

Essential Functions:

  • Animal Care: Provide animal care to include feeding, exercise, medicating, and bathing of animals; evaluating physical health by recording and coordinating needs; observing animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, stress, injury and/or illness and reporting any concerns.
  • Enrichment and Socialization: Engage in playtime and social interaction with animals to promote mental and emotional well-being. Assist with implementing enrichment activities to keep animals mentally stimulated.
  • Health Monitoring: Administer medications and treatments as directed by the shelter veterinarian or senior staff. Monitor and document animal health status, behavior and any changes in their condition.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Perform routine cleaning tasks to ensure the facility remains hygienic and odor-free. Wash dishes, laundry, and clean common areas to maintain a clean and welcoming environment. Sort and allocate all donations.
  • Administrative Tasks: Maintain record keeping integrity with charting of all medical notes and maintaining both virtual and physical files; updating records in our database; assist with data entry and administrative duties related to animal care
  • Volunteer Training and Management: Collaborate with volunteers, providing training, assistance, and lead dog crews, cat crews, and socializers
  • Customer Service: Ensure exceptional customer service to all visitors, customers, volunteers and members of the public. This includes assisting members of the public with any issues they may bring to RAL’s attention and responding to all concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Flexibility and Teamwork: Display initiative, time management skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a dynamic team environment
  • Emergency Response: Assist in emergency situations, such as natural disasters or animal health crises, to ensure the safety and well-being of animals.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies: Initiative, interpersonal skills, time management, organizational skills, effective decision making, desire to be a team player, ability to work independently, basic computer skills, basic animal handling experience.Must complete Fear Free Sheltering class in the first 60 days of employment.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no direct staff supervisory responsibilities, but does support RAL volunteers across multiple volunteer roles.

Work Environment: The work environment includes the shelter and clinic, which can have high noise levels, exposure to cleaning chemicals, animal-related allergens, and potential for bites and scratches. Physical demands may include lifting, extensive walking, bending, and standing. Work will occur both indoors and outdoors. Must be able to carry 40 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a part-time non-exempt position. The position will be up to 32 hours. The schedule can be flexible. This role will require evening and weekend work, some holiday hours will be necessary. Regular and reliable attendance is essential.

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Preferred:

1. Bilingual (additional compensation available)

2. Experience with animal sheltering/veterinary software

3. Animal handling and behavior experience/knowledge

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to lindsey@ral.org. No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 - $16.50 per hour

Work setting:

  • In-person

Work Location: In person

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