Canine Kennel Technician/Caregiver

Position Summary: The canine caregiver is expected to work within a team setting to oversee the health, well-being and general care of all canines at Acadiana Animal Aid while reporting to the Canine care supervisor. This is a part-time position and the selected candidate will work 2-5 shifts per week (7:00am-3pm, and 9:00am-2pm). The position has a rotating schedule and weekend, evening and some holiday work is required. We care for our dogs seven days/nights a week, rain or shine, and are looking for someone committed to assisting in their care with a positive attitude and eagerness to work hard.

 

Essential duties/Responsibilities:

  • Walking/exercising dogs
  • Feeding the dogs, monitoring eating habits, and reporting appetite or weight fluctuations
  • Clean kennels, crates, runs and dishes in accordance with posted protocols
  • Poop scooping
  • Bathing Brushing dogs
  • Administer medications
  • Enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of all dogs
  • Work with trainer/behaviorist on dog enrichment, behavior modification and specific training programs
  • Treat the animals with kindness and respect
  • Work closely with and supervise volunteers
  • Communicate clearly to staff and volunteers
  • Identify and report improvements to cleaning procedures and caretaking responsibilities
  • Ensure the dogs have comfortable bedding available and appropriate enrichment/stimulation
  • Help maintain upkeep of outdoor yards and kennel areas

Qualifications:

  • Ability to multitask, work well with co-workers, and be a good communicator
  • Work with an upbeat, positive and energetic attitude
  • Strong desire to work with dogs, previous experience is preferred
  • Must be able to work with all dogs, including those with health and behavior concerns, and all sizes and energy levels
  • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Must be able to professionally advocate Acadiana Animal Aids’ position on issues
  • Must be able to routinely life 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity including but not limited to; standing, lifting, carrying stooping, squatting cleaning and bending for prolonged periods
  • Work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Long exposure on a daily basis to dogs of all temperaments, sizes, and medical conditions
  • Honest, willing to work, and in good physical condition

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career with Acadiana Animal Aid. A.A.A. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]