Want to improve the quality of life for shelter animals? Love training animals using positive reinforcement methods? Join spcaLA!
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is currently seeking an experienced, dedicated Animal Behavior & Training Specialist to facilitate life-long placements of pets through education and training. Be a part of Los Angeles’ oldest and largest animal welfare organization, serving Southern California since 1877.
- Use positive reinforcement training methods to implement in-house shelter animal programs.
- Lead group training classes for the public, as well as for volunteers and staff.
- Provide on-site counseling for potential adopters and more!
At spcaLA, you’ll enjoy competitive wages and excellent benefits (including 401K with matching). This is a full-time, non-exempt position, working out of the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village in Long Beach and/or the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne.
Essential qualifications: Paid training experience independently teaching group classes required; attendance at a variety of animal training & behavior classes, workshops, & seminars; high school diploma (college degree or equivalent preferred); CPDT-KA, KPA, CTC certification or equivalent preferred; practical experience handling dogs & cats (previous shelter work experience highly desirable).
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
All visitors and staff are required to wear masks, observe social distancing, and follow all safety instructions, which may include, but are not limited to, enhanced cleaning, staggered scheduling, and services done online and/or by appointment.
- CPDT-KA Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations