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Wednesday , 5 October 2022

Job Opportunity – Animal Shelter Assistant – Lac La Biche Regional Humane Society

Animal Shelter Assistant

$17 – $22/hour ~ commensurate with experience & qualifications
35 hours per week (afternoon shift)

Are you looking for a position where you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of
animals and our community? Does the idea of caring for rescues in need appeal to you? As
our Shelter Assistant, you will have the opportunity to become a key member of our team,
providing compassionate, effective and efficient care, program delivery and services.

Our Shelter Assistant is someone who is looking for a purposeful position, and appreciates a
variety of daily challenges. Under the direction of the Shelter Manager, this position is responsible
for ensuring the essential needs of the animals under the care of the Lac La Biche Regional
Humane Society (LLBRHS) are met. This position also assists the Shelter Administrator with
administrative tasks, volunteer/foster management, community outreach, marketing, and program
development. through the efficient performance of daily tasks, excellent organizational skills, and
appropriate follow-through action in a respectful and positive culture.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post Secondary Diploma in Veterinary Office or Animal Health Assistant, Veterinary
    Technologist or animal-related field of study preferred
  • A sound knowledge of animals, breeds, characteristics, and common diseases considered an
    asset
  • Previous kennel or animal care experience is considered an asset
  • Previous fundraising, volunteer management, and media experience are considered an asset
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent of required knowledge, skills
and abilities may be considered.

Competencies:

  • Genuine interest and compassion for animals, with demonstrated passion for animal welfare
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, dynamic, and changing priority environment with minimal
    supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), organization,
    prioritization, time management, and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
  • Knowledge of computer programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook) and social media/web (an asset)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and reserve judgment

Physical and Working Environment

This position isn’t for everyone as it can be messy, smelly, and at times stressful, but if making a
significant difference in the lives of shelter animals is something you are passionate about, this just
might be the most fulfilling and purpose-driven job you’ve ever had! Normal mental and visual
attention required. Physical efforts require regular bending, reaching, kneeling, standing, lifting,

carrying and restraining animals, and the operation of vehicles and equipment. Work requires
potential exposure to sick animals, frequent interruptions, high noise levels, animal feces, animal
allergens, bites, scratches, adverse weather, traffic, cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, etc. Safety
procedures must be adhered to at all times. This position may require working occasional
weekends, holidays and beyond normal scheduled hours depending on the needs of the
organization.

LLBRHS incorporated as a non-profit society & registered charity with the following mission:

To enable the provision of humane treatment of animals who would otherwise
be neglected, mistreated or killed, & to relieve their pain & suffering through
educational efforts as well as direct intervention. We believe that the neglect
of local animals is a regional problem and is deserving of a regional solution.

Our service area is inclusive of all communities within Lac La Biche County peripheral boundaries.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

We are currently restructuring due to growth so it is an exciting time here at LLBRHS!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and post will remain open until suitable
candidate is found.

 

About Christa Jelschen