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Simcoe and District Humane Society offers extremely limited opportunities for employment, when able to receive government funding for employees.

Summer Jobs are offered through funding by the Canadian Government. The Canada Summer Jobs age criteria is 16-30.

Our volunteer team is small, and we are looking for individuals who can follow policies, procedures and fit into our shelter environment as seamlessly as possible, all while helping the animals.

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 season.

The starting date is expected until July 2 and is a valuable practical Animal Care experience both hands on with the animals, learning animal related databases by keeping it up to date, fundraising for Charitable purposes and more.

We are a smaller shelter, but we look after many animals and many varied species each year.

This is a highly competitive program, and we choose the people who we believe will fit the best. We will expect you to work for 35 hours a week for a minimum of 8 weeks.

What you need to know before you apply…

Vaccines:

Covid, Tetanus vaccinations are mandatory. Proof of inoculation/recent titer test results is required!!!

Working Dates and Times:

Workdays and hours include weekends, evenings, and some overnight shifts.  You may be called in on emergency situations. 

Successful Applicants will be expected to work any and all shifts, for a minimum of 8 weeks and although it is summer, you will be expected to work those 8 weeks without holidays.

Allergies:

Every Position deals directly with the animals.  If you have allergies to animals, please make sure they are controlled before applying.

Don’t have experience or much on your resume?  We will be hiring applicants we feel will most benefit from employment in the Shelter, with preference given to people who study in a relevant field or are interested in pursuing a career in the position.

Dependability, willingness to learn, ability to work all shifts, ability to work in a team, follow instructions, multitask and being adaptable/flexible are more important than prior experience and/or academic achievement.

There are multiple positions and different requirements for each:

Age requirements are in line with the Canadian Government and Canada Summer Jobs (15-30).

  • Animal Care Supervisor must be between the ages of 18-30 – driver’s license/own vehicle an asset
  • Animal Attendant must be between the ages of 16-30 – must have reliable transportation
  • Office Assistant must be between the ages of 18-30 – driver’s license/own vehicle an asset
  • Special Events must be between the ages of 19-30 – Must have driver’s license and own vehicle

Preference is given to people who study in a relevant field or are interested in a career in each position, but study or experience is not necessary.

Your duties may include:

Animal Attendant Supervisor duties may include:

  • Animal Intake/Outcome
  • Emergency Pick Ups and Intakes
  • Assisting with Emergency and regular Animal/Shelter related work including
  • Database entry, logging medical data and daily animal records
    • documentation of treatment, daily care, and veterinary care of each animal from intake to adoption
  • overseeing and assisting shelter staff
    • Kennel Cleaning and shelter related duties
  • Scheduling Animal Care Staff
  • preparing animals and records for spay/neuter or wellness clinics,

Animal Attendant and all shelter staff:

  • Assisting with Emergency and regular Animal/Shelter related work including
  • Database entry, logging medical data and daily animal records
    • documentation of treatment, daily care, and veterinary care of each animal from intake to adoption
  • Kennel Cleaning and shelter related duties
  • Working with Organizations to protect or help animals in immediate distress, (this may
  • include wildlife)
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Office Assistant duties may include:

  • filing animal records, Answering Phones, relaying messages, logging information
  • client care
    • Assisting clients with emergency or crisis situations
    • Accepting donations on behalf of the Society
    • Assisting the public with stray pet population and lost and found animals
  • Working in the shelter and with the animals

Special Events duties may include:

  • Education, donation drives, Adoption events/booths not limited to:
    • festivals/events/celebrations, Local fairs, Canada’s 150th
    • Preparing and working public information booths at the different events throughout the County and at SDHS with adoption events
  • Working in the shelter and with the animals

Obligations:

  • Each successful applicant will be required to sign a non-disclosure, privacy, and confidentiality agreement.
  • Liability waivers including injury and zoonotic diseases
  • Review and acceptance of our Policies, Protocols and Procedures
  • Cell Phones, MP3 players, recording (audio and video) devices are not allowed during work hours.

You may not take photos of animals in care without permission, unless it is part of our updating records

MORE:

  • Our shelter follows guidelines for appropriate and humane animal care and all decisions are made based in the best interest of the animals in care and not humans
  • Masks are in use at the shelter
  • This can be a dirty job ~ you will get dirty!
  • Those working in the shelter or with the animals must wear scrub tops, comfortable pants, toe-covered shoes, and required PPE
  • Some animals come into care too sick or injured to be helped. These animals are Humanely Euthanized.
  • Our work environment is super-fast paced, and we require people who are extraordinarily flexible and adaptable and can multi-task while still getting their work done
  • Each day is different in the shelter, NO 2 days are the same and every day is a new experience with lots to learn!
  • If you can manage all this, you will have an extremely rewarding experience

Please send a cover letter and resume to: volunteer@s-dhs.ca Subject: 2022 CSJ

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