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Animal Care & Cleaning Ambassador

Company: Belleville Area Humane Society
Location: Belleville
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: The BAHS Cleaning Ambassador will be responsible for cleaning kennels, cages, and shelter facilities; providing daily care to shelter animals and other jobs as needed.
REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

  • Minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
  • Animal care experience preferred, non-profit experience a plus
  • Attention to detail
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented
    • Must be organized and able to set priorities
    • Must be able to work well in a team environment with the public, co-workers, and volunteers
    • Must demonstrate emotional maturity and good judgment
    • Must have knowledge of animal breeds and behavior
      • Must be committed to the mission, values, and goals of the Belleville Area Humane Society
        • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain
        • Can work unaffected in an environment where dogs are barking.
        • Work requires lifting and carrying animals and food bags (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 50 lbs)
        • Walks or stands for extended periods of time; frequently works in a bent position.
        • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases
        • Physical ability to clean
        • Must be able to be on your feet for large portions of the day and handle large animals
        • Allergies that are aggravated by animals or cleaning supplies may be a disqualification
        • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
        • Must be able to stand, kneel, walk for up to 8 hours per day
        • Must be flexible and willing to help with jobs outside of this job description
          • Clean kennels and cages in dog and cat areas inside and outside
          • Specific areas: Cat Intake, Dog Intake, Kitty Korner, Kitten Room, Kennels
          • Cleaning up waste and other materials; alerting staff if unusual
          • Clean common areas as necessary
          • Wash dishes
          • Operate laundry equipment
          • Rotate animals from indoor spaces to outdoor spaces
          • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs (over 50 lbs will have assistance)
            This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description does not establish a contract for employment. The Belleville Area Humane Society is an at-will employer.

Keywords: Belleville Area Humane Society, Belleville , Animal Care & Cleaning Ambassador, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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