Jobs

Do you love working with people and animals? Kitsap Humane Society always accepts employment applications. KHS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. 

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Current positions include:

Admissions Technician – posted September 20, 2017

Veterinary Assistant – re-posted September 12, 2017

 

 

Veterinary Assistant

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), a highly progressive open-admission animal welfare organization located in Silverdale, Washington is looking to hire a part-time (minimum 20hr/wk) Veterinary Assistant for our already amazing team.  We are looking for a conscientious, progressive, team-oriented assistant to provide support for our veterinarians in order to provide outstanding medical and surgical care for the animals under our care.

JOB PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

KHS’s vet assistant will work in collaboration with our veterinarians, LVT, other veterinary assistants, staff and volunteers to provide high quality shelter medicine, surgery, treatment and care for KHS shelter animals.

Assistant responsibilities will include assisting with surgical preparation, instruments and recovery; examinations of shelter and foster animals, medical treatments, laboratory work and radiography. Our veterinary assistants must be efficient at time management and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities. This position will include at least one weekend day of work per week, with a need for flexible weekday availability and potential for additional shifts on a scheduled or on call basis dependent on weekly workload.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • An interest in and willingness to support the mission, vision, and philosophy of KHS
  • At least 1 year previous experience in animal welfare or veterinary practice preferred
  • Ability to efficiently and tactfully work in both a team and self-directed environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure, efficient at multitasking, able to meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to safely work with animals of various temperaments in a high volume environment
  • Must present a good appearance and have the ability to deal cheerfully and tactfully with the public, staff and volunteers with a consistent positive mental attitude
  • Must be skilled and able to handle conflict resolution
  • Meticulous and methodical attention to record keeping and reporting
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule, work weekends and additional time if necessary
  • Willingness to become certified in assisting with and performing humane euthanasia
  • Lift 50 lbs or more
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
  • Direct care and cleaning of animals under veterinary care and their kennels
  • Assist with administration and preparation of medications for shelter animals
  • Surgical preparation and cleaning of surgical instruments
  • Preliminary examinations of shelter and foster animals requiring medical care
  • Implementation of treatment protocols for common diseases
  • Direct care of shelter animals including examinations, medication, and treatment
  • Provide support for team members and volunteers in all aspects of veterinary care
  • Direct interaction with adopters and foster parents includes educating them on medical conditions and instructions for medication and follow up care.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter stating why you would be perfect for this job along with a resume and two references to jstonequist@kitsap-humane.org  .   Please, no phone calls.

 

Admissions Technician

Do you love working with the public? Do you love animals? Come join the Animal Care team at the Kitsap Humane Society as our Admissions Technician! The Kitsap Humane Society is a progressive, open admission shelter dedicated to finding a “forever home” for every adoptable animal in its care.

JOB PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Admissions Tech has primary responsibility for admitting animals to the shelter. These may be stray animals brought in by good Samaritans or animals surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them.

The Tech:

  • Schedules appointments, both over the phone and via email
  • Discusses the situation with the customer
  • Enters information into the shelter database
  • Assesses the incoming animals medically and behaviorally
  • Moves animals to appropriate shelter kennels

This role must enjoy working with people. The Admissions department is a place of high emotion as people relinquish their family pets and search for lost animals. The Admissions Tech must remain calm, friendly and empathetic in every situation.

Admissions can also be extremely busy, with a line of people waiting to be helped. The Admissions Tech must be unflappable and able to juggle multiple customers (and animals) at one time.

This position works very closely with members of the Animal Care team, as well as with Customer Service and Veterinary Services.

The job requires flexibility, energy, the ability to think quickly on one’s feet, and an easygoing nature. A sense of humor is a plus!

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • excellent customer service skills
  • love of animals
  • comfort handling all sizes and breeds of animals
  • willingness to learn to administer vaccinations to animals
  • ability to remain calm and empathetic in the face of customers’ strong emotions
  • comfortable using computers
  • ability to enter information into a computer correctly
  • ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • ability to function as a team player
  • an eye for accuracy
  • outstanding attention to detail
  • proven leadership skills
  • excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • fantastic work ethic
COMPENSATION, HOURS, AND BENEFITS:
  • Pay rate is $12.00 per hour.
  • This position is full time (40 hours per week) with weekend work.
  • Eligible for health/dental benefits after 60 days.
  • Eligible for vacation/sick leave after completion of probationary period.

To apply:  Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position to rcook@kitsap-humane.org . Please, no phone calls.