Animal Care Assistant

We are looking for a caring, passionate and enthusiastic person to join our team!

You will be working directly with the animals we care for at our Benton Rehoming Centre giving them the care they need while they are with us.

Interested? Send your CV and covering letter to info@dogandcatshelter.com or you can email us for an application form (these can also be collected from reception at our Benton shelter).

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT REHOMING

  • ENSURE ALL ANIMALS ARE RECEIVING THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF CARE POSSIBLE (INCLUDING PROVISION OF FOOD, WATER, BEDDING, PAPERS, HYGIENE ETC.).

 

  • REPORT ANY HEALTH OR BEHAVIOURAL CONCERNS OF EACH ANIMAL IN YOUR CARE TO THE HEAD OF REHOMING OR REHOMING SUPERVISOR IMMEDIATELY.

 

  • ASSIST THE PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES, IN PARTICULAR OFFERING INFORMATION AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL ANIMALS IN YOUR CARE, ENSURING YOU ALWAYS BEHAVE IN A FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS MANNER. REFER CUSTOMER TO A REHOMING SUPERVISOR OR HEAD OF REHOMING IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

  • ENSURE DETAILS DISPLAYED ABOUT INDIVIDUAL ANIMALS ARE CORRECT, FACTUAL AND NOT MISLEADING TO THE PUBLIC. ENSURE ALL ANIMALS IN CATTERY/KENNELS FOR REHOMING ARE NAMED AND NAME IS DISPLAYED ON CARD AND REPORT ANY MISSING CARDS TO CUSTOMER SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.

 

  • IMPLEMENT NEW PROCEDURES AS INSTRUCTED BY MANAGEMENT.

 

  • ASSIST WITH FUNDRAISING AND PR EVENTS AS REQUIRED.

 

  • SUPPORT FELLOW STAFF MEMBERS AND MANAGEMENT IN THEIR DUTIES AND CARRY OUT DELEGATED TASKS TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF CARE AND ATTENTION FOR BOTH THE ANIMALS AND VISITORS.

 

  • ANY OTHER DUTIES WHICH ARISE DURING THE COURSE OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT OR AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY MANAGEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF THE SHELTER.