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Our Mission

Making a difference – Saving Lives

Our Vision

Every animal is valued
through dignity and respect in
all communities within our region.

Employment Opportunities


Posting: Kennel Attendant
Location: The Fort McMurray SPCA
Hours: 8am-6:30pm
Duration: 3 month probationary period
Salary: Based on experience
Job qualifications: Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
As per job description attached

Application Procedure: Resumes and other relevant documents will be accepted by email to kennelmanager@fortmcmurrayspca.ca
FMSPCA may contact past and present employers for references.
** Only those applications submitted and received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date will be considered for this position**
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Responsibilities
The Kennel Attendant will report directly to the Kennel Manager/Supervisor.

The Kennel Attendant is responsible for the assigned kennel according to the schedule which includes the following:

1. Health and safety of the animals in their care, which includes proper sanitation of all kennels and supplies according to the Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
2. Adhering to the standards outlined in the employee manual and confidentiality agreement.
3. Fully understanding and following all procedures.
4. Ensuring that they have the correct equipment, supplies, and animal information.
5. Ensuring their personal health and safety by following all procedures and notifying management of any hazards or concerns.
6. Treating all animals and visitors with respect and courtesy.
7. Providing honest and factual information about our animals to the public to ensure the animals are matched as best as possible to potential homes.
8. Ensuring appropriate interaction between the public and the animals.
9. All Kennel Attendants are responsible for washing all dishes, human, dog, or cat and for doing all laundry regardless of where it came from.
10. Kennel Attendants are responsible for monitoring and reporting any changes with an animal’s health and wellness.

Education: Grade 12 diploma

Skills/Abilities: Able to work independently and use critical thinking when required. Previous animal handling is an asset but not required.

*Disclaimer*
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

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Posting: Animal Wellness Coordinator
Location: Fort McMurray SPCA – 155 MacAlpine Crescent
Hours: Full time 40hrs/week

Probation: 3 Months
Salary: Based on experience

Job Qualifications:
Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent. Animal handling experience required. Animal behaviour experience an asset. As per job description attached.

Application Procedure: Resumes and other relevant documents will be accepted by email to kennelmanager@fortmcmurrayspca.ca.
FMSPCA may contact past and present employers for references.
** Only those applications submitted and received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date will be considered for this position**
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Works under direct supervision of the Kennel Manager. Responsible for developing, refining, and implementing internal animal training and behaviour programs for FMSPCA. Primary areas of responsibility include performing behaviour assessments for incoming shelter dogs, coordinating environmental and social enrichment for shelter dogs and cats, monitoring/ scoring SAFER assessments, assisting in the in Shelter Clinic when the need arises, data entry, and assisting the Kennel Manager and staff with all aspects of shelter health and wellness. Provides quality animal care services in accordance with the mission, goals, and philosophy of the FMSPCA.
Primary Responsibilities
1. Open and Closing duties. Unlocking the shelter in the morning. Locking and setting alarm codes in the evening.
2. Assist the Kennel Manager with “Tool Box Talks” with the Kennel Department staff at the beginning of each shift.
3. Lead animal enrichment program.
4. Follow all FMSPCA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Employee Manual, Code of Ethics and Conduct and Municipal and Provincial Laws. Assist in developing new procedures as required. Seeks professional medical advice regarding animal health and care from the in Shelter Veterinarian when necessary.
5. Makes daily inspection of kennels to ensure behaviour and enrichment program work is completed, animals are cared for and facility is sanitary.
6. Maintains files, records and statistics using Shelter Pro and other applicable data entry programs.
7. Ensures that the public and staff receives accurate information in regards to enrichment and behaviour modification. Monitors the general health of shelter animals and assists in daily medical care and treatment as per Veterinarian/Kennel Manager direction.
8. Assist with intake of animals.
9. Performs the monthly extra cleaning duties in the shelter and other clinic duties as directed.
10. Participates in meetings with staff to review procedures, discuss workplace issues and share ideas to improve animal care. Works collaboratively with staff to achieve shelter goals.
11. Meets with Kennel Manager to develop long-range programs and regularly review policies and procedures.
12. Strives to remain current on animal care standards and best practice.
13. Develops and maintains cooperative work relationships with other community agencies and organizations.
14. Participates in observing/scoring SAFER assessment on dogs based on individual animal behaviour.
15. Develop, implement and maintain training programs for animals based on individual animal behaviour (with approvals from the Kennel Manager).
16. Approve, set up and facilitate play dates which must be conducted before adoption, and provides recommendation of animals’ placement based on the play date.
17. Approve, set up and facilitate play buddies between the in shelter animals.
18. Review animal health checks and follow up on any unusual observations or concerns. Will report to the Kennel Manager if issues are found.
19. Must have clean Drivers Abstract and a Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent.
20. Perform Kennel Attendant duties when the need arises.
21. Carries out other duties as assigned by the Kennel Manager.

Education:
Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
Education in animal behaviour or related field an asset.

Skills/Abilities:

Able to work independently and use critical thinking when required. Previous animal handling is required. Animal behaviour experience an asset.

*Disclaimer*
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.