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Animal Care & Enrichment Specialist

Company: The Humane Society of Sarasota County
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Now accepting applications for animal care staff to work in our clean, modern, newly-renovated animal shelter. Our expanded facility can hold 50% more animals and we need caring, dedicated, and motivated staff to help care for the cats & dogs.

The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC), the area's premier no-kill shelter, engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals. We rely solely on contributions from individuals, organizations, and corporations. HSSC receives no federal funding, nor are we funded by any national humane organization.

Our benefit and compensation package is AMAZING! We offer FREE MEDICAL (employee only), 3 weeks of Paid Time Off, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Jury Duty & Voting Leave, and starting January 2023 we are including an employer MATCH on 401k contributions! We also offer veterinary services for owned pets at cost and discounted retail items and pet food.

*Animal Care & Enrichment Specialist I* (starting at $14.00/hour)

This position is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people; providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals and assuring that all animals' nutrition, housing, and basic medical needs are met daily. This is an entry level position and has a heavy focus on cleaning and care.

*Animal Care & Enrichment Specialist II* (starting at $15.00/hour)

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the Animal Care & Enrichment Specialist II's are responsible for working in areas requiring advanced training in PPE and cleaning protocols (e.g., isolation, quarantine). ACES II assist in the oversite of animal housing, report any issues/problems to their supervisor, and supervise the ACES I employees. ACES II also work with potential adopters and volunteers as needed and actively promotes responsible pet ownership.

*Animal Care & Enrichment Specialist III* (starting at $16.00/hour)

Responsible for leading the team of Animal Care & Enrichment Specialists to ensure the safe, efficient, and humane treatment and care of all animals under the care of HSSC. This position has a heavy focus on animal behavior and enrichment, establishing plans for all at-risk animals to make them suitable for adoption, and ensuring the emotional and behavioral needs are met for all shelter animals. Involves working directly with the public to assist with pet retention or relinquishment.

*Position Requirements: *

* High school graduate.
* Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills required.
* Ability to work with both cats and dogs.
* Emotionally capable of dealing with euthanasia when necessary.
* Ability to multitask.
* Proficiency of English language for purposes of writing, reading, customer interactions, presentations, and employee direction.
* Ability to adhere to multiple policies of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
* Ability and desire to promote the mission and goals of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

*Physical Requirements: *

* Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds
* This position is labor-intensive; moderate to great physical exertion is required; including bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching above/below the waist, pushing/pulling movements, lifting, walking, sitting, and standing and in conditions involving temperature fluctuations.
* Must work with cleaning solvents.
* Must wear slip-resistant shoes.
* Must have reliable transportation to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Sarasota, FL 34237: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Application Question(s):
* Are there any days of the week you cannot work? If yes, please explain what day(s) you cannot work.

Experience:
* Animal Care: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Sarasota , Animal Care & Enrichment Specialist, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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