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|Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:47 pm
Post subject: Shelter Live-In Caregiver - Watkins Glen, NY
|Animal feeding/watering & maintaining animal feeds schedule * Daily animal health care & treatments * Weekly animal health checks/individual checks of each species * Animal health care projects as assigned including feed ordering, medications and medical supply ordering, data base and animal charting * Shelter cleaning projects-maintaining hospital/treatment areas * Training & supervising animal caregiver assistants, shelter interns and volunteers * Reporting animal health and/or other shelter problems directly to shelter manager * Research new treatment options for various conditions * Work with veterinarians to develop treatment protocols, etc. * Live-in staff is responsible for shelter security between 2-4 days per week.
Shelter caregivers work closely with shelter manager and director to ensure quality animal care, proper handling, proper disease diagnosis, and maintenance of all animal feeds & watering schedules.
* Excellent animal behavior observation skills * Able to work in all weather conditions * Able to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting * Must be able to follow detailed instructions and maintain animal care schedules as assigned * Ability to work well with variety of people * Team player and able to monitor and report on all shelter staff duties * Very reliable and dependable * Positive attitude * Commitment to Farm Sanctuarys animal care policies * Commitment to Farm Sanctuarys organizational programs and goals * Previous animal experience is required * Minimum two year experience at animal care facility; volunteer history at animal advocacy organization(s)
Shelter Caregivers should have a strong desire and ability to do hands-on shelter work and a personal commitment to rescuing and protecting farm animals. Caregivers are vital team leaders of our shelters, where providing quality animal care is the number one priority.
* Full-time * Weekends required: Work schedule is generally Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday but possibility of no weekend days off and schedule subject to change. * Required to work on some holidays * Salary range $19-25,000 based on experience and qualifications * Competitive benefits package and on-site housing provided
Please send resume to:
Farm Sanctuary Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 150 Watkins Glen, NY 14891
To apply on line, go to:
Please refer to job code: "Live-in caregiver WG " when responding to this ad.