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Dog Kennel Staff

Company: Can Do Canines Assistance Dogs
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Kennel Staff ORGANIZATION: Can Do Canines Assistance Dogs CATEGORY: Animal Care ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. LOCATION: New Hope, MN SALARY: $13/hour DOE TYPE: Part Time, Approximately 15 hours a week. DEADLINE: Open until filled PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Are you an extremely reliable, conscientious person? Do you love animals? Do you like helping people? Join us in our mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs by providing excellent, consistent care to our program dogs and their feline co-workers! Feed and care for our program dogs at our facility. The job requires some heavy lifting, heavy-duty cleaning of kennels, managing groups of dogs for exercise time, bathing and grooming of dogs, ability to assist with & perform nail trims on dogs and administer various medications etc. Feed, clean-up after, and care for two facility cats. Cleaning the kennel is an essential function of this position! Shift hours are approximately 4-6 hours in length and will vary depending upon whether the morning or the afternoon/ evening shift. THE CURRENT POSITION is TWO WEEKNIGHTS (4:30pm-9:30pm) (some flexibility as to whether the two nights are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday) AND EITHER SATURDAY OR SUNDAY MORNINGS (8am to approximately 12:30pm). Average 3 shifts per week and 3 of 4 weekends per month on a rotating schedule are required, as well some holidays. The ideal candidate will live close to our facility. The health of our dogs (and cats) is our first priority. Your reliability and perfect attendance are crucial to the position. You must be able to work outside for extended periods of time (and in all weather conditions; heat, extreme cold, rain, wind) as the dogs need to go out regardless of weather conditions! EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Some experience working with animals is required. Volunteer/intern/unpaid experience is valid and should be included in your resume. Kennel experience is preferred. Understanding of (and ability to perform) safe methods of lifting up to 60 pounds is required. Must have a willingness to be flexible enough to perform various tasks as requested. The ideal candidate will be hardworking and possess an enthusiastic, positive attitude and a love for dogs! We are a non-smoking facility. HOW TO APPLY: Please email your COVER LETTER (required) and RESUME to hr@can-do-canines.org In the subject line list: Your last name, your first name, Kennel Staff Phone calls and video resumes will not be accepted. Applicants should be able to begin as soon as possible if hired. Tell us why you should be the person we hire!

Keywords: Can Do Canines Assistance Dogs, Burnsville , Dog Kennel Staff, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota

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