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POSITION TITLE:

Canine Welfare Technician—Evening Extended Shift (Part-time 5:00 p.m. 9:00p.m.)

REPORTS TO:

Canine Welfare Supervisor

OVERALL SUMMARY

This part-time position is responsible for following established procedures in order to maintain a clean and sanitary kennel environment and is further responsible for easing stress and monitoring of all dogs assigned to the training department (SR) or within the kennel complex (OR). This person(s) also provides assistance to our visually impaired and blind students assisting them with dog chores as needed. This position works primarily during defined evening hours; 5PM -9PM. Occasional day shifts may be required.

POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provide basic care and monitoring of dogs as directed. Tasks may include, grooming and bathing, quiet work, and easing stress as appropriate.

Medicate kenneled dogs appropriately and monitor them for potential health issues, taking action as necessary to ensure optimum welfare.

Provide post-operative and/or physical therapy as prescribed for Vet Clinic dogs when needed under established programs.

Following established procedures, efficiently maintain a clean and sanitary kennel environment. Replenish supplies as necessary.

This person(s) also provides assistance to our visually impaired and blind students assisting them with dog chores as needed.

Maintain good communications with co-workers, teammates, and instructors in person or in writing as required. Participate in meetings, training sessions, and other group forums as schedule permits. Work occasional day shifts as needed.

Adhere to our organization's safety policies and procedures and encourages others to do the same. Promptly reports incidents and accidents according to campus procedures.

Undertake driving duties and other miscellaneous assignments.

POSITION ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Able to work evening shifts and weekend evenings. Able to regularly work holidays.

Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Good decision-making skills are required in stressful or emergency situations.

Adequate dog handling ability, often obtained through background within the dog care, training or other related fields.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Able to communicate via voice mail and e-mail, able to complete basic tasks in word processing within three months of employment.

Able to withstand repeated bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting.

Must safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 pounds, with varying strength and manageability. Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to seek assistance when lifting dogs or objects weighing more than 40 pounds.

Ability to represent GDB in a professional manner and communicate effectively with the public.

Current driver’s license and insurability at normal risk rates.

Able to withstand variety of weather conditions.

High school diploma or equivalent.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Part time, non-exempt position. This position does not inherently promote to the CWT or Apprenticeship programs, or to a full time position. Work schedule will include weekend days, holidays, and some shift work.

Apply now! Can't access the online application for employment? Send your cover letter and resume via e-mail to icareer@guidedogs.com.

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