Shelter Animal Care Attendant

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (LTBHS) is seeking highly reliable and empathetic people to join our staff long-term and work together to fulfill our organizational mission: Offering a temporary home to companion animals in need and prepare them for their future families. Applicants must be focused on attention to detail as thorough cleaning and care is needed to keep our animals healthy. It is a physically demanding position that may require applicants to stand on their feet for an 8-10 hour day, to clean within an allotted time frame, to lift at least 50 lbs, and to work in all weather conditions. Working with rescue animals often requires patience, understanding, and flexibility, as their individual needs may vary significantly. The same is often true for the people you will encounter in the animal welfare industry as well. A high level of emotional intelligence and self awareness is key to navigating the ups and downs of animal rescue work. The staff must truly work as a team, understanding that we share the same goal.

Outlined below is the structure of a typical training period for Animal Care Attendants at LTBHS:

– Day 1-60: Training is focused on the daily care of the shelter dogs and preparing them for their future forever families. Activities include but are not limited to the handling of domestic dogs of all ages, temperaments, and sizes; the cleaning of kennels using RESCUE; the feeding and medicating of dogs; the basic grooming, training, and enrichment of dogs; the cleaning of all dog related facilities and equipment; and the cleaning, collection, and disposal of dog waste and other bodily fluids. All of these responsibilities must be fulfilled in all weather conditions.

– Day 60-90: Training is focused on the daily care of the shelter cats and preparing them for their future forever families. Activities include but are not limited to the handling of domestic cats of all ages, temperaments, and sizes; the cleaning of kennels using RESCUE or products containing bleach; the feeding and medicating of cats; the basic grooming, training, and enrichment of cats; the cleaning of all cat related facilities and equipment; and the cleaning, collection, and disposal of cat waste and other bodily fluids.

We offer a competitive compensation package, as outlined below:

Eligible after first 90 days of employment

– Health Insurance

– Dental Insurance

– Vision Insurance

– Veterinary Service Discount

– Boarding and Grooming Discount

– Uniform Allowance

– Up to $15/hr after completion of training

Eligible after first calendar year of employment

– Retirement Plan

– Paid Vacation Days

– Paid Personal Time

We have one full-time position to fill. Interviewing with the shelter for an animal care attendant position may also lead to opportunities for a similar position with our boarding and grooming department. Pay starts at the lower parameter and increases based on time with the organization, employment status (part-time or full-time), and performance. Thank you for your time and consideration. We are excited to be adding to our team and look forward to speaking with you further.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Harbor Springs, MI 49740: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Animal handling: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Dog Groomer

We are currently looking to add a licensed and/or experienced groomer to our team of professionals at our client based grooming facility. Our location offers a busy, fast paced environment consisting of existing and new customers. Little Traverse Bay Boarding and Grooming will supply tables, tubs, cages, and dryers, along with shampoo, cotton balls, etc.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person! With so much provided by the agency you just need to show up with a great attitude ready to change some lives! We are flexible on scheduling, however someone with some weekend or evening availability is a plus, although not required. The revenue from boarding, grooming, daycare, training and the clinic help support the mission to save lives at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. There will be opportunities to groom shelter animals as well.

As a commission based position, Groomers pay no overhead and share revenue with the agency. Licensed and/or experienced groomers don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour, includes tips

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay
  • Tips

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Community Programs Coordinator

The core of responsibilities of this position revolves around providing interaction educational presentations and activities that promote empathy and compassion in animal welfare. A desire to teach and engage with the community is a must. The Community Programs Coordinator works closely all areas of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society including some animal care, volunteers, and the public.

This is a full-time role, 40 hours/weekly. Weekends and evenings as necessary for events.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee new and existing community programs at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.
  • Cultivate positive and productive relationships with Little Traverse Bay Humane Society staff, local schools, businesses, community organizations, volunteers, and members of the public.
  • Oversee the buildout of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society’s Community Programs.
  • Explore, develop, and implement new educational events for children and adults, encouraging support for Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, as well as the humane treatment and proper care of animals.
  • In coordination with the Communications and Marketing Coordinator, assist with the fulfillment and reporting for grants related to Community Programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Community and Marketing Coordinator to showcase current and future Little Traverse Bay Community Programs.
  • Oversee offsite adoption and community engagement events.
  • Create new earned revenue streams to support the mission and operation.
  • Assist in the care of animals within the shelter and off site events as well as other duties as assigned by the Training, Behavior, and Programs Specialist and Shelter Operations Manager.

Qualifications: Able to maintain an open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols. Able to quickly adjust focus and shift priorities based on shelter and community needs. Able to work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions; demonstrate flexibility with work assignments and tasks. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office; familiarity with PetPoint and ImproMed or other shelter and veterinary software systems is a plus. Excellent communication skills, including both written and oral communication. Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of basic animal care and low stress handling and ability to perform care and handling of animals. Must be able to bend, stand, lift 30 pounds frequently, and engage in repetitive motions. This position will require personal motivation in order to succeed. The right candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to strategize, problem solve, and take initiative.

Education/experience: High School Diploma or GED, College Degree (preferred), 2-3 years’ experience in an animal shelter setting (preferred), Fear Free® certified or within 60 days of employment, previous experience working in education, child development, and/or with shelter programs preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Harbor Springs, MI 49740: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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