Weekend Animal Caregiver

  • House Rabbit Society
  • Richmond, CA, USA
  • Feb 04, 2019
Part time Non-Profit Veterinary Services

Job Description

Help us save lives at House Rabbit Society!

Organization: House Rabbit Society is a rabbit rescue and education organization. This position is at House Rabbit Society headquarters, located in Richmond, CA. We’re a friendly team of five staff who work together to make the world a better place for rabbits.

Position: The Animal Caregiver provides care for the 35-50 rabbits living and boarding at House Rabbit Society.  We rescue rabbits from the euthanasia lists of shelters and provide them with veterinary and special care to get them healthy and help them find loving homes.  The Animal Caregiver is a critical team member, medicating and providing care to sick and injured rabbits, helping them get healthy and ready for adoption, and cleaning, feeding, and caring for the rabbits before they are adopted. The weekend Animal Caregiver works closely with volunteers and assists adopters by providing information about individual animal personalities.

Email cover letter and resume (hq@rabbit.org) with subject “Animal Caregiver Application.”

**If you have any rabbit experience, be sure to tell us about it!
**Animal experience in a professional capacity (paid/volunteer) required – please be sure to include this experience in your email/cover letter/resume.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Administering medications and maintaining treatment records
  • Observing and reporting rabbit health and behavior
  • Feeding and watering the rabbits
  • Cleaning litter boxes, rabbit habitats, and common areas
  • Training and supervising volunteers to assist with animal care tasks
  • Greeting and interacting with visitors in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Checking boarding rabbits in/out
  • Treating people and rabbits with respect and contributing to effective teamwork

Requirements:

  • Passionate about working for and with rabbits, saving the lives of shelter animals, and committed to House Rabbit Society’s mission (rabbit.org/about-us)
  • Experience with animals in a professional environment (paid or volunteer)
  • Animal behavior and observation skills and ability to handle animals safely
  • Basic veterinary assistant skills (i.e., medication administration, wound care, taking rectal temperature, administering subcutaneous fluids, etc.), experience a plus, but candidates interested in learning these skills will be considered
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Also, able to:

  • Understand and execute detailed instructions and good time management skills
  • Learn and process new information quickly
  • Work as a team and also independently
  • Be courteous with the general public and provide good customer service in a diverse workplace environment
  • Be reliable and dependable

Physical Demands - Able to:

  • Lift 40-50lb bags of rabbit pellets/litter and move them inside the building or to a car
  • Walk or stand for long periods
  • Position self to clean rabbit enclosures on the floor
  • Work at a steady pace and complete tasks on schedule
  • Be exposed to allergens, including rabbits and grasses/hay

This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Hours/Days: 8 hour shifts on Saturdays & Sundays, 9:15am-5:15pm.  Availability for occasional extra shifts a plus.  Must be willing to work holidays that fall on regular shift days.

Salary: $15-16/hour, based on experience. 25% employee discount in the Hop Shop and discounts on rabbit boarding. Paid sick time (3 days/year).

Walking distance to BART and parking available.

House Rabbit Society has a non-discrimination policy regarding both the hiring of staff at our headquarters in California, regarding our volunteers around the world, and regarding those whom we serve. We do not discriminate against anyone regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and any other protected classification.