ACA AUX - 103
BCSPCA
Maple Ridge, BC
POSITION: Animal Care Attendant - Auxiliary position
CLASSIFICATION: CUPE 1622
WAGE: $16.70 per hour

CLOSING DATE: Jun 23, 2019 (midnight EDT)
Submit resume and cover letter as one document to complete your application.

The BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch is seeking on-call auxiliary Animal Care Attendants. There is no set shift and the successful candidate must have the flexibility to cover shifts on short notice – including weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays. You are an energetic team player who will participate in all animal care duties and ensure that optimal levels of care are administered to the animals based on the Five Freedoms. You have experience in customer relations and previous experience in animal husbandry. You care deeply about animals and uphold the highest animal care standards. Under the direction of the Branch Manager your passion and experience with animals will assist you:

  • To maintain the entire physical plant in a clean, sanitary, and efficient manner on an ongoing basis and in a collaborative manner
  • To ensure kennels, runs, and cat cages are kept in a manner that is best suited for the animal’s health and welfare as per the ShelterSense protocols
  • To monitor the health and welfare of the animals through the maintenance of up-to-date kennel cards, recording information on whiteboard and daily logs, and completing daily welfare sheets
  • To maintain animals on a proper diet ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, and enrichment
  • To perform general bathing and grooming of animals
  • To treat animals humanely, with compassion and concern, and in a manner consistent with the BC SPCA’s five freedoms
  • To perform other duties as assigned
To succeed in this role, you have:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service skills: patience, professional, positive attitude, attention to detail, adaptability
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with colleagues, customers and volunteers
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases
  • Previous kennel or animal care experience considered an asset
  • Demonstrable interest in all aspects of animal welfare
  • Previous animal control, welfare or enforcement experience an asset
  • Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties
  • Familiar with working in a union environment
  • Computer experience: Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • The animals in our care require attention seven days a week, must be flexible and able to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays
If you would like to be a part of our Maple Ridge team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. Click on apply now.

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices. We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission and guiding principles.

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA, however; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.