Animal Care Attendant - ACA1 - 425 - Kelowna

3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7, Canada Req #1514
Thursday, September 30, 2021
POSITION:  Animal Care Attendant
JOB TYPE: Permanent, Part-time 
WAGE: $17.50
LOCATION: Kelowna Community Animal Centre
        Kelowna, BC
CLOSING DATE: October 17th, 2021 (midnight EST)

Please make sure to include your resume and cover letter to complete your application.

Join the team! The BC SPCA Kelowna Community Animal Centre is currently recruiting for a dependable and outgoing Animal Care Attendant. This part-time opportunity will work 2 days per week, including weekends and statutory holidays.

The ACA role includes a range of responsibilities that directly attributes to the branch's efficient and effective daily operation.  

Reporting to the Branch Manager, you bring energy and enthusiasm to a team environment. At the same time, you will participate in all animal care duties and ensure optimal care levels are administered to the animals based on the Five Freedoms. You are an energetic team player with good customer service skills.  You also have a minimum basic knowledge of animals and animal welfare. You care deeply about animals and uphold the highest animal care standards.

What you will do:

To maintain the entire physical plant in a clean, sanitary, and efficient manner on an ongoing basis and in a collaborative manner

To ensure kennels, runs, and cat cages are kept in a manner that is best suited for the animal’s health and welfare as per the ShelterSense protocols

To monitor the health and welfare of the animals through the maintenance of up-to-date kennel cards, recording information on whiteboard and daily logs, and completing daily welfare sheets

To maintain animals on a proper diet ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, and enrichment

To perform general bathing and grooming of animals

To treat animals humanely, with compassion and concern, and in a manner consistent with the BC SPCA’s five freedoms

To perform other duties as assigned

You will have:

High school diploma or equivalent

Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License in good standing

Strong desire to provide excellent customer service skills: patience, professional, positive attitude, attention to detail, adaptability

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with colleagues, customers and volunteers

Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision

A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases

Previous kennel or animal care experience will be considered an asset

Demonstrable interest in all aspects of animal welfare

Philosophical harmony with the mission, vision and strategic direction of the BC SPCA

Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties

Computer experience: Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

The animals in our care require attention seven days a week, must be flexible and able to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining our Kelowna team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. Click on apply now or use the link to apply:

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices.  We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission and guiding principles.

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA, however; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $17.50
  • Required Education High School
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  • 3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7, Canada