Dog Caretaker

Hi Tor Animal Shelter - Pomona, NY

Full-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $31,000 a year
Job Location: Pomona NY 10970

Position Summary: The Dog Caretaker will work within a team setting to ensure the dogs at Hi Tor Animal Shelter are cared for. We are looking to fill this position with someone who has a desire to work closely with dogs, has strong cleaning skills, is organized and is friendly and courteous to others

Responsibilities include:
Prepare food and feed dogs (special diets closely followed)

Watering dogs- maintaining that all dogs have water at all times and buckets are sanitized on a daily basis.

Cleaning dog kennels in accordance with proper sanitizing measures

Poop scooping, disinfecting of kennels, sweeping, mopping and trash removal

Working as a productive team member, assist other team members and communicate clearly

Relate to employees, volunteers, and visitors in a friendly informative and professional manner.

Relay any concerns about a dog (i.e. behavior or medical) to kennel manager

Assist trainer with behavior modification with dogs as needed

Assist staff as needed

Other duties assigned

Required Skill and Experience

Must be willing to work weekends and holidays

Able and willing to professionally advocate for Hi Tor Animal Care Center as a representative of the organization to supporters, volunteers and potential adopters

Strong desire to work with cats and dogs

Previous experience with animals preferred

Demonstrates approachability when dealing with general public

Demonstrates the ability to create and encourage positive work environment

Strong interpersonal skills, for example the ability to develop positive relationships with others and demonstrate sensitivity to the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of others

Demonstrates personal accountability to ensure that all responsibilities are completed effectively and in a timely manner

Physical Requirements

Must be able to routinely lift 40lbs

Must be able to work out doors in all weather conditions

Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis including but not limited to: climbing: up a ladder, lifting and carrying, reaching, stopping, squatting, cleaning and bending