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Cat Lying

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animal caregiver
Full-time  |  starts at $19+ per hour

This position works hands-on with the dogs, cats and critters doing everything from deep cleaning to exercising the animals and providing enrichment. Our animal caregivers are dedicated to the overall well-being of every animal at Emerald City Pet Rescue.

Animal Rescue Caregiver Job Duties:

  • Ensure the animal’s safety and well-being.

  • Provide access to fresh and clean water. Give animal’s clean and comfortable bedding.

  • Take animals out at regular intervals. Unless the animal has medical restrictions, animals should be taken out every 2 to 4 hours.

  • Observe and monitor animals by completing health logs and further communicating any other observations as needed to appropriate sources.

  • Give the animal’s daily enrichment.

  • Clean urine, stool, and other messes whenever it occurs.

  • Assist with dishes, laundry and other team responsibilities when needed.

  • Stay up to date about the animals by reading their kennel cards, signs and reading shift report notes, including shift reports for shifts not worked.

  • If there is ever extra time, animal caregivers should participate in further deep cleaning and organizing of the facility. It is also important that we maintain a clean environment throughout the workday. This means along with the general cleaning we provide the animals; we should also take steps to keep the facility organized and keeping a general eye for cleanliness.

  • Oversight of necessary chores and facilities management with ability to execute when needed.

  • Document and clearly relay information to the appropriate systems and departments.

  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures, complying with federal and state legal regulations and Infection Control plans

Education, Experience, Licenses, Training, and Skills Required:

  • Love and compassion for animals.

  • The ability to work under stressful conditions.

  • Significant knowledge of animal care.

  • Detail-oriented, proactive, ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

  • Proficient of Microsoft Office suite.

  • Must be able to work independently, in small and large groups, and with diverse work styles and backgrounds.

  • Maintain confidentiality appropriate for position and responsibilities.

  • Must demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have skills to fulfill essential duties & responsibilities of job.

  • Reliable transportation is necessary.


Work Environment:

This job is onsite in Seattle, Washington. The work environment described herein represents the activities and surroundings of the position. The work environment is in indoor and outdoor setting with moderate to extremely loud noise levels.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position frequently involves reaching, bending, grasping, lifting, pulling, pushing, sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, and twisting; ability to lift and carry items up to 100 lbs.

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