Animal Welfare Attendant

City of Surrey

City of Surrey

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Animal Welfare Attendant

The Bylaw and Licensing Services Division has a regular full-time job opportunity at the Surrey Animal Resource Centre for an Animal Welfare Attendant.  As an Animal Welfare Attendant, you are responsible for providing a high standard of animal welfare and behavioural support for a variety of species.

Typical Duties Include: 
  • Evaluate animals to determine safety for handling requirements, behavioural needs and pathway options 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of animal welfare and enrichment programs 
  • Provide training and ongoing coaching for staff and volunteers 
  • Offer pre and post-adoption consultations for animals needing behaviour and training support
  • Assist in developing written materials (protocols, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.)
  • Cultivate and foster partnerships with other organizations for placement and intake options
  • Perform other related duties as required

You will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge and application of the principles of animal learning theory
  • Ability to monitor animal welfare, develop behaviour plans and determine prognosis
  • Ability to provide recommendations on policies and procedures 
  • Excellent skills in presentation and public speaking  
  • Ability to work with Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Physical ability to lift heavy objects and work with a variety of animals
  • Flexible schedule to assist at community events  

As the successful candidate, you will have the following:
  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented with completion of courses in Animal Care
  • A minimum of two years of related experience in sheltering or working with animals
  • Preferred qualification: KPA, CPDT-KA, CTC, IAABC Supporting Membership  
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with safe driving history

We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent opportunities to advance.

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Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Animal Control
Posted: May 15, 2019, 3:04 pm
Expires: June 6, 2019, 4:30 pm

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