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Full Time Animal Intake Coordinator/Animal Care Staff

Position Summary:  The Animal Intake Coordinator (AIC) is a member of the Animal Care Staff with responsibility for scheduling animal relinquishment appointments and processing animal intakes at the humane society’s animal shelter.  The AIC is also responsible for helping with: cleaning animal enclosures; dog walking; daily feeding; animal enrichment; and other tasks related to daily animal care and maintenance of animal housing areas.  

Primary responsibilities include:  (1) responding to all animal-intake inquiries via phone and email; (2) accurately communicating CCHS processes and policies to people seeking to relinquish pets to CCHS; (3) scheduling animal admissions; (4) processing animal admissions (paperwork, administering vaccines/preventatives, customer service, etc.); (5) entering all pertinent animal-intake-data into the animal management software; (6) maintaining effective communication with supervisors and management regarding intake-capacity and the flow of animals from arrival to adoption; (7) assisting the animal care staff with daily tasks; and (8) other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

            Applicants must be 21 years of age or older

            Excellent communication and customer service skills 

            Animal handling experience (dogs, cats, various small animal species)

            Calm under pressure

            Experience handling animals in an animal shelter or veterinary environment is a plus

This is a physically demanding position that requires heavy lifting (minimum of 50 lbs.), exposure to loud noise, exposure to extreme weather conditions, and exposure to strong cleaning and disinfecting agents. 

This position is full-time and will include weekend and some evening hours. Starting Pay $16.00-$18.00/hour

Benefits include:  employee health insurance plan; paid time off; paid sick leave; and paid holidays; Employee Assistance Program; Simple IRA plan.

Submit resume and letter of interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager at karen@cuhumane.org

No phone calls, please.

 

Full Time Veterinary Technician; Medical Care Supervisor

Champaign County Humane Society seeks an experienced veterinary technician to supervise the Medical Care staff at its animal shelter. 

Primary responsibilities include:  (1) Performing medical exams and vaccinations on shelter animals; (2) performing urinalysis, fecal analysis, ear cytology, skin scrapes, FeLV/heartworm testing, xrays, and other procedures on shelter animals; (3) training and supervision of Medical Lab staff, interns, and volunteers; (4) monitoring the treatment schedule for shelter animals; (5) monitoring health of the shelter animal population; (6) overseeing the fostercare program; (7) keeping medical records on shelter animals accurate and current; and (8) assisting with annual review and revision of Medical Lab protocols. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Veterinary technician or equivalent experience; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; organizational skills and attention to detail; prior experience in a supervisory or instructional position is a plus. 

This position is full-time and will include some evening and/or weekend hours.  Starting pay $16.00-$18.00/hour.

Benefits include:  employee health insurance plan; paid time off; paid sick leave; and paid holidays; Employee Assistance Program; simple IRA plan.

Submit resume and letter of interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager at karen@cuhumane.org

No phone calls, please.


Full Time Medical Care Staff Position Available:

Champaign County Humane Society is now accepting applications for a full-time position on our Medical Care staff. Qualified candidates will have experience handling dogs and cats in a veterinary setting. (Experience with other small animals, a plus, but not required)

This position involves examination and monitoring of animals for health and wellness; administering treatments and medications to shelter animals; animal restraint; and accurate data entry/computer skills.

Applicants should be personable and possess good communication skills (in person and in writing), as this position requires effective communication about animal health with the Shelter Veterinarian, other staff members, volunteers, interns, and members of the public. Reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail are also essential qualities for success on the Medical Staff.

Full time employee benefits include paid vacation, holiday comp time, an employee health insurance plan, and a Simple IRA plan. Starting pay: $15.50/hour

Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.

Send resume and letter-of-interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, at karen@cuhumane.org.

No phone calls, please.

 

Full Time Surgical Assistant Position Available:

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks a dependable and hardworking individual for the Surgery Assistant position. This is a full-time position, $16.50 per hour with benefits. Primary responsibilities include: surgery preparation; monitoring of animals while under anesthesia and post-op; cleaning and preparation of surgery packs; performing physical exams/vaccinations; administering medications; venipuncture; microchipping; and working closely with the public for low cost spay/neuter appointments. This position includes data entry and requires a very organized and detail-oriented individual. The position also requires good communication/interpersonal skills. The Surgery Assistant works closely with the Shelter Manager, Shelter Veterinarian, and Medical Lab Supervisor. Experience with animal handling and/or working in an animal shelter or veterinary setting is required.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, via email to shelter.manager@cuhumane.org.

No phone calls, please.

 

Full Time Animal Care Position Available

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our animal care staff.  This is a full-time position, $15.00 per hour with benefits.  Primary responsibilities include sanitization and maintenance of animal kennels and facilities, daily feeding, animal intakes, and data entry.  Other responsibilities include kennel enrichment and socialization of our animal residents.  This is a physically demanding position that may require heavy lifting, exposure to high noise levels, and exposure to cleaning chemicals.  Those interested in applying must have animal handling experience and be knowledgeable in animal behavior.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, via email to shelter.manager@cuhumane.org.

No phone calls, please.