Animal Behaviorist

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 an Animal Behaviorist, working weekdays, and some weekends.

Job Description

Position reports to: Executive Director

Behaviorists will provide direct contact, interaction, and care for all SWCHS dogs and occasionally cats. They will be responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, safety and training in canine and feline behavior. They will also determine the behavioral profile of any animal in their facility that is being considered for adoption.

The following duties are normal for this position, they are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

Job Duties: 

  • Ensure that all kenneled animals are properly fed, watered, and in good health
  • Oversee welfare of animal population
  • Notify the Animal Care Director if any dogs appear to be sick or injured
  • Ensure that all inquiries in relation to kenneled animals are handled in accordance with SWCHS policy
  • Behavior assess animals based on the ASPCA Meet Your Match Criteria. As well as evaluating animals to determine if they are set for adoption
  • Maintaining a good relationship with rescue organizations and other shelters
  • Take reasonable care of one’s own or other’s safety; to co-operate with managers/supervisors in complying with statutory health & safety duties; to report incidents, accidents, faults etc
  • Provide daily enrichment and behavior modification for canines based on desired needs
  • Review canine applications and maintain continuous contact with adopters
  • Setting up meet and greets with clients and processing adoptions
  • Train the Animal Care Technicians to execute daily enrichments and temperament testing
  • Keep up on canine/feline behavior and temperament through webinars and seminars
  • Work with the Executive Director to create, maintain, and implement various animal care protocols and procedures

Skills/Qualifications

  • Previous animal handling experience is preferred (3 years)
  • Behavior handling training preferred
  • Must be familiar with Fear Free Shelter Handling
  • Must demonstrate compassion and empathy towards animals and possess the ability to work in high stress, high noise, and fast paced environments
  • Be able to use 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 100 lbs
  • 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 Location: Wisconsin Rapids, Wi

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: High School Diploma and some college or behavior training

Job Shift: Flexible

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.

Submit Resume & Qualifications to: 

Jobs@swchs.com

OR mail to 

SWCHS

Behavior Position 

3621 64th St N, Wisconsin Rapids, Wi 54494

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.