KENNEL MANAGER

Urgently hiring

Kennel Manager provide direct contact, interaction, and care for all SWCHS dogs. Kennel Manager is responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, safety and training in all canine behavior.

Job Duties:

  • To ensure that all kenneled dogs are properly fed, watered and in good health.
  • Oversees welfare of the dog population.
  • To notify Animal Care Director if any dogs appear to be sick or injured.
  • Ensure that all enquiries in relation to kenneled dogs are handled in accordance with SWCHS policy.
  • Ensure the kennels are in a safe and secure condition at all times and are thoroughly cleansed.
  • To take reasonable care of own and others’ safety; to co-operate with managers/supervisors in complying with statutory health & safety duties; to report incidents, accidents, faults etc.
  • Review canine applications and maintain continuous contact with adopters.
  • Train the Animal Care Technicians to execute daily enrichment and temperament testing.
  • Keeping up on canine behavior and temperament through webinars and seminars.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Previous dog handling experience is preferred (3 year)
  • Dog training classes preferred.
  • Must demonstrate compassion and empathy towards animals and possess the ability to work in high stress, high noise, and fast-paced environment.
  • Be able to use basic analytical skills to solve problems autonomously.
  • Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting, and carrying of objects upwards of 50 lbs. May include long periods of standing and requires the ability to handle dogs in excess of 100lbs.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old with transportation to get to and from work.
  • Must be able to answer phone calls and book appointments.
  • Must be willing to be on social media and attend fundraisers.
  • Must know computers and willing to learn Petpoint Software
  • Must be able to multitask and keep organized.

Job Type: 32-36 hours a week

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please stop by the shelter during open hours and complete our employment application . Please provide a resume with your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The South Wood County Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. SWCHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Animal Care Technician

Position Details

Level: Entry

Job Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Position Type: Part Time

Education Level: High School

Job Shift: Flexible

Job Category: Other

 

Position Description

Are you a passionate animal lover looking for a rewarding career? The South Wood County Humane Society has an opportunity for a reliable, professional, compassionate, and well-organized individual to join our family as a part-time Animal Care Technician, working weekdays, every other weekend shift and some holidays.

Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Minimize disease transmission by staying current on and adhering to animal care cleaning guidelines
  • Ensure excellent customer service focused on maintaining and improving relationships in all aspects of our client-related work
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness of all animal kennels while balancing the efficiency needed to care for a high volume of animals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of shelter length of stay
  • Ensure animals are provided with food, water, enrichment, and other daily needs
  • Ensure health of animals by performing intake procedures and following established procedures for follow-up care needed
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate animal handling at all times.
  • Provide support to the veterinary and behavior departments by administering treatments and assisting in assessments as needed
  • Promote and model positive interpersonal communication and relationship building internally and externally.
  • Assist in facility maintenance by overseeing special cleaning projects
  • Maintain proper opening and closing procedures for the department
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Formal animal care experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Flexible, positive approach to challenges
  • Availability to work evenings, a weekend shift and holidays
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Candidates must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be committed to treating animals and humans with kindness and respect

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please stop by the shelter during open hours and complete our employment application . Same day application will be accepted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The South Wood County Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. SWCHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.