Lawrence Humane Society employees are a dedicated group of people committed to animal welfare. We value innovation, compassion, and excellence, and are always looking to add talented individuals to our team!
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time staff members. Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy and rewarding lives. They include:
*Benefits offered to part-time employees (minimum 20 hours/week)
Reports to: Assistant Director of Operations
Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt; Full-Time
Position Summary: Responsible for daily animal care and kennel sanitation, provides customer service to the community service and volunteers.
Animal Care Duties:
People Care Duties:
Required: High School Diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency; Effective written and verbal communication skills; No allergies to animals or chemical cleaning agents; Willingness to assist/perform euthanasia of animals, administer injections & medications.
Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: Experience in the veterinary hospital, animal shelter, or kennel field preferred; experience working for a nonprofit organization or Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; knowledge of basic animal handling, behavior and health preferred; basic knowledge of Windows-based computer software; basic knowledge of Google applications and/or Chameleon Software; proven ability to work in a team environment with a variety of people; strong customer service skills.
Physical Demands & Work Environment: Work is performed in a kennel environment with regular exposure to high noise levels, chemical cleaning agents, animal dander, and wet floors. Exposure to the elements when working outdoors. Exposure to potentially aggressive and dangerous animals and animal bites and scratches. Work requires walking, standing, bending, scrubbing, and reaching up to 10 hours a day, plus moving/walking dogs and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance. Daily duties require reading and following instructions; using a computer workstation; wearing a portable radio and headset. Driving may be required.
This job description provides a general understanding of the position and nature of work, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions related to this position. Lawrence Humane Society is an at-will employer. The employee or employer may terminate employment at any time, without cause.
Updated: April 2017