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Name: Mistletoe
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Female
Color: Brown
Age: 2 years
Size: Large
ID: A18768802

Open Positions

Animal Caregiver
Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Animal Caregiver

Reports to: Kennel Manager

Job Summary

The Animal Caregiver is responsible for providing a safe, clean, healthy and compassionate environment for HSCA animals and the public. Ensures excellent customer service skills are used at all times. Supports behavior and enrichment programs for all HSCA animals. Effectively communicates with and supports HSCA staff and volunteers. Effectively uses a team approach to meet the goals and daily tasks at HSCA.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Thoroughly cleans of all animal areas at HSCA daily. This includes outside runs, play yards, cat rooms, office areas, bathrooms and kitches. Enures cleaning and disease protocol are adhered to.
  2. Ensures daily task list and general cleaning tasks (garbage, dishes, laundry, etc.) are completed.
  3. Spot cleans animal and public areas throughout the day.
  4. Monitors the health of animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any possible health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reports any changes to Kennel Manager, Behavior Department or Lab Manager.
  5. Works courteously and cooperatively with HSCA staff and volunteers as an effective team player.
  6. Provides excellent customer service and promotion of adoptions while maintaining a friendly demeanor at all times
  7. Collaborates with the Adoption Office and Front Desk staff to ensure the adoption process is effective, timely and ideal for matching animals with adopters
  8. Practices a humane and caring attitude towards all animals at all times regardless of the situation.
  9. Cooperates with Behavior Department to ensure enrichment programs are done daily. Walks and socializes animals daily.
  10. Stocks supplies, unloads supplies and communicates supply needs to the Kennel Manager.
  11. Works within timelines and deadlines comfortably, and has excellent time management skills.
  12. Works comfortably with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and behavioral conditions.
  13. Possesses an affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to make a difference in the community.

Physical and Emotional Requirements

  1. Effectively "team lead" displaying a positive attitude and acts as a movtivating force for staff members.
  2. Cooperates effectively and professionally with staff and volunteers working at the shelter.
  3. Takes initiate within their field of work, communicates new ideas or projects to Kennel Manager and finds valuable solutions to challenges within the shelter.
  4. Consults with Kennel Manager about shelter and staff concerns in a timely and effective manner.
  5. Copes effectively and professionally with stressful and difficult situations: death of an animal, euthanasia or surgical complications.
  6. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 hours
  7. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., have excellent balance and good hand-eye coordination.

Additional Requirements

  1. Education: High School Diploma required
  2. Willingness to be compassionate, proactive, hardworking part of a solution to sheltering animals and finding their adoptive home.
  3. Must have interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Work Environment

As an Animal Caregiver you are expected to operate in a professional manner. You are frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fure, animal dander, and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is very loud and can be stressful at times. Other duties may be assigned.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Karen Grenda at kgrenda@hscalumet.org.

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Reports to:Clinic Director

Hours:Part-time, Full-time potential for the right candidate

Job Description
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic is seeking a veterinarian to join our fast-paced animal clinic.
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic (EMAC) is located at the Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) in Munster, IN (approximately 25 miles South of Chicago, IL).
The veterinarian is responsible for performing preventative health and wellness programs, performing spay/neuter surgeries, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients, medical protocol, and daily record keeping.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Perform wellness services and provide recommendations for follow-up and preventative care
  2. Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
  3. Perform surgical sterilizations
  4. Supervise post-op rechecks, and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  5. Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic diseases
  6. Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery
  7. Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians
  8. Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  9. Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
  10. Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary interns
  11. Represent the EMAC and HSCA in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  12. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization
  13. Develop medical programs and community outreach along with the Clinic Director and Chief Executive Officer

A DVM degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana and DEA license eligibility are required. Part-time, full-time potential.  Hourly rate: $40, negotiable.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Rachel Delaney, Executive Director at rdelaney@hscalumet.org.

Please contact the shelter at 219-922-3811 or email us at info@hscalumet.org with any questions concerning shelter employment.