Animal Care Attendant - ACA1 - 322 - Comox

1668 Ryan Rd E, Comox, BC V9M 7Z8, Canada Req #1525
Thursday, October 14, 2021
POSITION:  Animal Care Attendant (ACA1)- 2 Openings
JOB TYPE: Permanent-Part-Time (with Benefits)
SHIFT: 20 Hours per week
WAGE: $17.50
LOCATION: Comox Valley & District Branch
        Comox, BC
CLOSING DATE: October 28th, 2021 (midnight EST)

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Join the team! The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch is looking for a permanent, part-time Animal Care Attendant. The successful candidate will operate (20 hours) per week with the flexibility to cover shifts on short notice – including weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays (upon previous confirmation).  

Reporting to the Branch Manager, you bring energy and enthusiasm to a team environment while you will participate in all animal care duties and ensure that optimal levels of care are administered to the animals based on the Five Freedoms. You are an energetic team player, with excellent customer service skills.  You also have as a minimum a 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 Comox 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. e 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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  • 1668 Ryan Rd E, Comox, BC V9M 7Z8, Canada