We have an IMMEDIATE opening for an Assistant Groomer. Our ideal candidate first and foremost LOVES dogs. We are looking for an individual who is punctual, reliable and is able and willing to work under physically taxing conditions.
About The Friendly Groomer
We focus on providing high quality services with a personal touch that has resulted in us having a lot of wonderful customers. In fact, our customers are so loyal that we won the LFP’s 2018 and 2019 award for Best Pet Groomer and 2017 and 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Salon in London. We try to give back to the community by hosting monthly neighbourhood dog walks and grooming homeless pets, free of charge. Visit our website www.thefriendlygroomer.com to learn more about us.
About the Job
The Assistant Groomer’s primary role is to bathe and dry dogs for the Groomers in our salon. Duties include:
-Bathing and drying dogs
-Continuously cleaning the bathing area of fur and water
-Support the Groomers by performing odd jobs around the salon when not focusing on primary d----Duties (sweeping, emptying garbages, answering phones)
The Good Stuff
-Here are some benefits to working at The Friendly Groomer
-Regular FULL TIME HOURS
-Every Sunday and Monday off
-You will be a salaried, rather than hourly, employee (meaning paid vacation and sick days!)
-Spending your day with dogs
The Bad (and Gross) Stuff
While working with dogs is awesome, the Assistant Groomer job isn’t an easy one. There are often fussy, difficult, even bitey dogs who absolutely HATE being bathed and dried. There’s poop, pee, fleas and ticks. On top of it, the working conditions tend to be very damp, noisy and furry.
While experience working with animals is an asset, first and foremost we are looking for someone who has a positive, trainable, attitude. Working in a grooming salon can be stressful, especially when there’s fussy dogs and you’re pressured for time, so having an Assistant Groomer who maintains their cool is very important.
We are also looking for you to be…
-A true animal lover
-Physically able to lift heavy dogs
-Physically able to spend the day on your feet in a wet, furry environment
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $28,500.00 /year
- standing all day and heavy lifting: 1 year (Preferred)