San Diego Humane Society is hiring a Full-Time Regular Admissions Counselor for our San Diego Campus!
SUMMARY: Conduct interviews with people relinquishing animals and obtain detailed information about animals being relinquished. Complete intake procedures for all animals being admitted to SDHS. Provide daily care and enrichment for shelter animals. Provide general information to the public. Perform euthanasia procedures, and conduct daily animal husbandry routines as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following, but are not limited to:
Exemplifies San Diego Humane Society's Core Values:
Participates in creating a thriving Culture of Philanthropy at San Diego Humane Society by:
SALARY: This position starts at a rate of $15.41 per hour and salary will be commensurate with experience.
EDUCATION, SKILL, EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. Must complete and pass required training and skills demonstration tests provided by the society within established timeframe. Must become SDHS certified to perform owner requested, owner present, and internal euthanasia. Must have minimum of two-years of paid experience working with animals in a kennel, shelter or veterinary hospital. Advanced training and/or instruction in field of customer service preferred. Good working knowledge of animal breeds, nutrition, general care and behavior related information required. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, grasp grip, put fingers together firmly and reach above and below shoulder level and lift, push or pull 50 pounds for situations of restraining or moving animals and lifting food and animal care supplies, repetitively use hands to operate computers; flex the neck upward and downward; twist the neck and the waist. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds for Euthanasia procedures and to handle animals appropriately for aftercare. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Will work primarily on site at animal care facility, with the occasion for off-site special and mobile events. Travel to North campus in Oceanside required as scheduled. There is a potential of exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals.