Animal Care Assistants and Animal Care Assistant – Team Lead 14-week and 8-week full-time terms (Green Team – ages 18-24) 40 hours per week Île des Chênes, MB
Wage: Animal Care Assistant $11.50/hour Animal Care Assistant Team Lead $12.25/hour
Closing Dates: April 2, 2017
Duties: The Animal Care Assistant helps with animal care of wildlife patients and ambassadors at the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. The assistant will work with staff and volunteers to ensure that high standards of animal care are adhered to. This will include preparing feed, cleaning, setting up enclosures, admitting patients, entering data, assisting with feeding and care, and communicating with the public, staff and volunteers.
The team lead will be responsible for scheduling the Green Team students, ensuring rotation and developing the feeding schedules. The team lead will have more experience, have more responsibility with the public and help mentor the team.
Qualifications: Conditions of Employment: - Must be legally entitled to work in Canada. - Must be between the ages of 18 and 24. - Must be willing and able to work a variety of shifts - early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. - Must have transportation to Île des Chênes (8 minutes south of Winnipeg).
Essential Skills: - Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to listen for understanding and comprehension, and to present ideas and information clearly and concisely. - Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines. - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively facilitate positive working relationships. - Demonstrated ability to work independently. - Effective written communication skills with the ability to pay attention to detail and maintain accuracy when drafting, proofreading and editing various documents. - Strong computer skills with experience using Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent software.
About Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre: Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre has been rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlifefor their return to the wild since 1984. We are a volunteer-driven, registered charity that has cared for over 35,000 wildlife who play a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself. We rely on the generous support of volunteers and donors to rehabilitate wildlife and educate about the awareness, appreciation and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.