Butler County Humane Society : Employment Opportunities

Kennel Assistant/Animal CareTaker

Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Kennel Director

Overview: Kennel Assistants/Animal CareTakers are responsible for the overall care and feeding of the animals as well as the cleaning of the shelter kennel cages and upkeep of the shelter facility.

Job Tasks: Cleaning animal kennels and cages on a daily basis, maintaining proper feeding and watering schedules, restocking of supplies, evaluation of animals' medical and behavioral needs and reporting anything out of the ordinary, laundry, sanitation of bowls/litter pans/etc, maintaining the cleanliness of shelter facility, and socialization and exercise of the shelter animals.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent is recommended. Valid driver's license is required. Demonstrated experience in handling dogs and cats is required. Knowledge of animal behavior, skills in handling aggressive animals is a confident and efficient manner/relating to the public and staff/relating to the animals in a kind and loving manner, and the ability to follow a daily schedule/take directions well/communicate effectively are required. Employees are regularly required to handle animals up to 150lb, lift bags of dog food weighing up to 50lbs, walk animals on a lead outdoors in all types of weather, stoop, and kneel. Close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus visually as well as the ability to speak and hear well are a must.

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