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  • Kennel Assistant

    Humane Society of Douglas County, Inc.
    Job Description
    Status: XXX hours a week with some evening and weekend hours
    Hourly wage: XXX per hour with 90-day probation
    Reports to: Shelter Director
    Benefits: PTO, Sick leave, Cpmanion Life (Similar to AFLAC) 

    Summary: Kennel Assistant provides daily care for dogs, cats, and other animals in the shelter.  The position also assists with providing excellent customer service with surrenders, strays, and adoptions. Assisting with maintaining a clean and sanitized shelter at all times.  Other duties that are performed are cleaning outdoor runs, bathing/grooming animals as needed, exercising animals, assisting with administering medication as needed, monitoring and recording the behaviors and conditions of the animals, transporting animals to and from the vets, and other duties as assigned. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Feed, water, and care for the animals
    - Clean and maintain the cleanliness of kennels, animal cages, outdoor runs, and shelter
    - Must learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior). 
    - Must possess excellent reflexes
    - Should identify their own limitations and be willing to ask for help
    - Must be proficient at animal restraint for various procedures, including the appropriate use of safety equipment for fractious of feral animals

    Physical Requirements/Demands: 
    - Work Standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
    - Lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day without help
    - Bend and kneel repeatedly
    - See fine detail in a variety of situations
    - Have a reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
    - Work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
    - Posess excellent hand eye coordination
    - Assist in adoption of animals, reclain of stray animals, and intake of stray animals
    - Assist CVT with animal medication and medical procedures
    - Keep medical records of intake and output of all animals on a daily basis
    - Answer phones as needed
    - Promote and provide client service and provide adoption counseling support and front desk assistance as needed
    - Attend meetings and trainings as assigned by the Shelter Director
    - Assist with other duties related to the Adoption Program such as introductions, training, and grooming as assigned
    - Provide positive, unbiased, and objective assistance to the public
    - Assist CVT and/or Veterinarian when needed. Notive CVT changes with any animal
    - Notify the Shelter Director when supplies are needed
    - Work in a positive and friendly matter with customers and co-workers. Be table to work as part of a team. 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with our without accommodations. 
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