Animal Caregiver

  • Full Circle Farm Sanctuary
  • Warm Springs, GA, USA
  • May 10, 2018
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Job Title: Animal Caregiver


Job Status: Full Time


Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Coordinator

Job Description: The Animal Caregiver assists in the care the 200+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, emus, geese, ducks, guinea fowl, pea fowl, and others) living at the sanctuary, under the supervision of the Animal Care Coordinator. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medication of the animals.  See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Responsibilities

  • Daily cleaning of barns and enclosures, and pastures when needed
  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Aiding with health checks
  • Assisting on rescues, as needed
  • Transporting animals to and from the veterinarian 
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Maintaining neat and organized work and storage spaces
  • Ensuring tools and other items are put away at the end of the day
  • Completing sanctuary projects as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications

  • MUST be vegan
  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Previous experience working with farm animals
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather and hot summers
  • Able to lift 40 - 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self-motivator
  • Committed to Full Circle Farm Sanctuary’s mission and a desire to be a part of the FCFS family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Comfortable dealing politely with the general public

Hours/Days:  days of week may vary; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work some holidays

Salary: $10/hour

Start Date: ASAP

Benefits Package:  Vacation and Health Insurance

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your vegan journey and any relevant experience working or volunteering with animals, a resume, and 3 professional references.