This is an on-call position, and the deployments will be in Hagerstown. MD
In this position you will deploy as needed to assist the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Animal Rescue Team (ART) and will be responsible for providing compassionate and attentive care, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for animals and staff, and daily observation of animals housed within the HSUS Maryland Care and Rehabilitation center. This is a non HSUS position and will be employed through a 3rd party.
You will be responsible for:
• Daily feeding, watering, and thorough cleaning of living and common spaces for all animals;
• Feeding and providing water for the animals, including providing special diets as needed;
• Spot cleaning animal and common areas throughout the day;
• Cleaning and upkeeping both inside and outside of the facility including shoveling snow;
• Monitoring the health and behavior of the animals in the shelter on an
ongoing basis to aid in the rapid identification of concerns and immediately reporting them to the appropriate party;
• Assisting with the movement of the animals throughout the shelter
• Assisting and partaking in the training of new staff and volunteers;
• Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance;
• Stocking supplies as needed;
• Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, management, and rescue partners;
• Performing other duties or responsibilities, as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent required;
• Experience in a kennel or shelter setting preferred;
• Experience handling animals in distress preferred;
• Ability to complete Fear Free Shelters training within 30 days of onboarding;
• Ability to handle animals safely and humanely;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Strong oral and written communications skills;
• Ability to work independently or as a team, take initiative, and maintain good communication with HSUS staff;
• Ability to periodically work long days outside standard work hours, holidays, and weekends. Ability to handle physical aspects of the job to include, but not limited to walking, jumping, reaching, moving, and lifting objects up to 50 pounds;
• Ability to work around animals and in physically demanding and sometimes hazardous environments with potential exposure to zoonotic diseases;
While performing the duties of this job, the caregiver is frequently required to walk, sit, talk. hear; bend or stoop; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. The caregiver is occasionally required to, kneel, or crawl.
The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and the communities in which we work is our top priority. The Humane Society of the United States has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all U.S. employees, including new hires. We make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs. All U.S. new hires will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment.
When applying please submit your resume and cover letter as one document.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE
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