Part-time | Contract$14 an hour
- Pet care
- Animal care
- Communication skills
- Medication administration
Full Job Description
We are looking to fill a couple positions in the areas of Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Albany Park and Evanston for a weekend pet sitter/dog walker.
Ideal candidate is a self-starter, has a positive cooperative attitude, comfortable working outside in all weather conditions, lives within 2 miles of one of the mentioned areas we are hiring in.
Position is for a part-time weekend pet sitter/dog walker. Must be available at least two weekends a month. Evenings during the week available as well.
Must be available to work 1 or 2 of Premium holiday weeks: Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, New Years week
Must be available to work 3 of the 5 minor holiday weekends: Presidents Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day
Must be able to make a 6 month commitment to part-time work. This is an independent contractor position, not an employee position.
Pay varies upon experience but starts around 13.50 dollars per hour.
TO BE CONSIDERED: Application must be fully completed and Cover letter is required detailing your experience caring for animals and why you want to join our team!
Pet Sitters Requirements and Qualifications:
Have own car OR be a year round experienced Cyclist able to ride in all weather types and maintaining your bike in winter conditions.
Must be responsible, reliable, and dependable, respectful
Able to follow detailed instructions
Must be timely and punctual
Must be able to self-manage
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be compassionate about animals
Must feel comfortable working with and interacting with both small and large animals
Must be able to pass criminal background check
Work weekdays, weekends and holidays, as stays vary based on client needs
Enter the homes of clients and visit with their pets for varying lengths of time (usually 30- 60 minutes each)
Walk pets as required
Administer Medications as needed
Check that pets have ample water supply and refill as necessary
Make sure no damage caused by pets in the absence of their owners
Confirm that if any potty accidents have occurred in the homes of our clients to clean up.
Communicate with office during visits.
Appropriate pet clean-up as required (i.e. kitty litter scooping when sitting for a cat)