EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently seeking a full-time kennel technician, full-time receptionist, and full-time veterinary assistant for our Keith Bridge Road Location.

Full-Time Kennel Technician

Hours: Full-time, Weekend/Holiday Availability is Required.

Duties:

Primary responsibilities include:
• Provide animal care daily, including cleaning/sanitizing equipment and kennels, effectively, efficiently, and safely while maintaining a clean and orderly animal housing and employee work area
• Assist with temperament testing of potential animal intakes to promote a successful adoption experience and help develop behavior modification training for animals exhibiting behavior issues.
• Safely administer oral medications
• Assisting the public with adoptions.

Requirements:

Preferred candidates must understand animal health care, behavior, breeds, control, and handling of dogs and cats. The candidate must also understand and recognize common illnesses, diseases, injuries, and knowledge of safe procedures for handling animals. Must have a positive attitude and be empathetic under challenging situations. Clear and effective communication with management and medical staff is essential to this position. Must be a high school graduate or educational equivalent. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and be authorized to work in the United States. You will be required to work some holiday shifts. Duties require lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, and other strenuous activities. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities or equipment is a disqualification.

Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary:

Full time – $12.00 per hour

Job Type

Full time

For more information or to submit your resume, contact the Shelter Operations Director at jdaniel@forsythpets.org

Full-Time Veterinary Assistant

Hours: Full-time, Weekend/Holiday Availability is Required.

Duties Include:

• Safely administer vaccines and medication via injection and orally.
• Safely perform testing via blood draw and implant microchips.
• Effectively communicate with fosters and adopters to explain services/treatment and care of their animals.
• Exceptional handling skills and the ability and confidence to handle potentially aggressive animals safely is crucial to this position
• ability to maintain accurate and detailed medical records
• ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
• Assist with animal intakes/owner-surrendered animals compassionately by performing exams, administering vaccines, screening tests, and other wellness services as needed.
• Assist with ensuring adoptable animals are being vaccinated, treated for medical issues, and medicated appropriately.
• Communicate any health or behavioral changes or concerns to the on-staff veterinarian
• Provide animal care on a daily/as-needed basis, including cleaning/sanitizing equipment, kennels, and free-roaming cat rooms effectively, efficiently, and safely.
• Assist with temperament testing of potential animal intakes to promote a successful adoption experience and help develop behavior modification training for animals exhibiting behavior issues.

Other Duties:

• Other duties including providing courteous, prompt, and professional services when answering the phone and in-person
• Assist with transport of animals to and from off-site veterinary appointments on an as-needed basis

Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds with assistance safely
• Must be able to work standing for 8 hours and be able to bend, kneel and maneuver in small spaces in various situations
• Must be able to work under pressure and remain calm when dealing with difficult people
• Must have the ability to perform in an environment with exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and tolerate strong odors and high noise levels.
• Must be able to tolerate animal allergens with exposure to sick, unsocialized, and potentially dangerous animals in addition to exposure to zoonotic infectious diseases and parasites

Qualifications:

• Minimum 1 years’ experience in a veterinary clinic/hospital and/or animal shelter or animal control environment
• Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, animal handling & behavior
• Highly motived and professional with the ability to work independently
• Good communication skills
• Must be able to work constructively within a team of individuals in a fast-paced, intense environment
• Must be able to respond quickly during medical situations while remaining calm and professional
• Experience in dealing with the public tactfully and with empathy
• ability to work and adapt to different software platforms, including Microsoft Office, Pet point & Avimark
• Demonstrated ability to think critically and apply sound judgment when making decisions per Humane Society of Forsyth County organization policies and Standard Operating Procedures

Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary:

Full time – $13.00 to $15.00 /hour (based on experience)

Job Type:

Full-time

For more information or to submit your resume, contact the Shelter Operations Director at jdaniel@forsythpets.org

Full-Time Receptionist

Hours: Full-time, Weekend/Holiday Availability is Required.

Duties:

Assisting the public, greeting visitors, and maintaining a positive experience over the phone and in-person with clinic clients, adopters, and volunteers, while maintaining an effective and practical schedule for medical appointments and animal intakes. Keeping an organized office area while multitasking and organizing a continuous high traffic flow during our wellness clinic appointments and busy adoption days. Applicant must have a positive attitude with the ability to multitask effectively, especially when under pressure and problem solve quickly. Applicants must maintain effective communication with co-workers, be empathetic, and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills.

Duties Include:
• Answering the phones
• Scheduling appointments
• Processing adoptions and checking out clinic clients
• Taking payment
• Filing/record keeping
• Cleaning

Requirements:

Applicants will need a basic knowledge of animal medicine, behavior, social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and be familiar with Microsoft office.

Experience:

• Front office – 1 year preferred
• Experience in animal rescue is preferred and encouraged.

Salary:

Full-time $12.00 per hour

Job Type:

Full-time

Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact the Shelter Operations Director at jdaniel@forsythpets.org

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