Kennel Attendant
Commissionaires BC
Chilliwack, BC

Overview

Commissionaires BC, together with the Fraser Valley Regional District, provides quality Animal Control services through the Chilliwack Community Animal Response and Education (C.A.R.E.) Centre. Whether it’s a lost, stray or impounded dog, our team works hard to provide a loving environment for all animals brought into our care. We do much more than provide shelter – we engage with our animals, assist in finding them their forever-homes through pet adoption services, and go the extra mile in ensuring their health is optimized.

We are currently recruiting a Kennel Attendantthat will work in this challenging, yet rewarding work environment.

You’re a good fit if…

  • You have a passion for the health and well-being of animals
  • You have experience with handling various dog breeds and behaviors
  • You have an interest in training and behavior modification techniques

Some of your daily tasks include:

  • Regularly examining animals for health issues
  • Administering medications and assisting the Site Supervisor as required
  • Reporting any health concerns to the Site Supervisor
  • Ensuring the animals stay physically fit by engaging in outdoor exercise
  • Ensuring food, water, medicine, bedding, and toy requirements are managed throughout the day
  • Grooming and socializing of the animals
  • Assisting the Adoption Coordinator with public viewing of animals available for adoption
  • Ensuring efficient operation of the facility at all times
  • Maintaining general house-keeping duties, including cleanliness of the office, kennel/pen areas, feeding areas, laundry, dishes, food areas, washroom, garbage, and overall tidiness of yard

Your 'Must-Haves':

  • You have an understanding of dog behavior and body language
  • You are familiar with various dog breeds
  • You have a willingness to learn and communicate the City’s animal bylaws
  • You are capable of dealing with aggressive dogs and stressful situations
  • You pride yourself on your customer service and conflict resolution skills
  • You have clear communications skills (both written and spoken)
  • You have intermediate computer skills
  • You are able to pass a Criminal Record Check
  • You are able to carry a minimum of 20 lbs

Your ‘Nice-to-Haves’:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • A clear understanding of the City’s animal bylaws

Job Type: Casual

Experience:

  • Dog handling: 1 year (Required)

Location:

  • Chilliwack, BC (Required)