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The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at the Muskoka Animal Centre location.

Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1) - Muskoka Animal Centre
Full Time Position

 Reporting to the Animal Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. Essential functions include:      

  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising and care of animals
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of premises and equipment
  • Laundry duties, customer service
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Computer knowledge required

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a genuine compassion for animals
  • Animal care training and experience would be an asset
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Must be flexible to perform a variety of duties
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Class G Drivers License is required
  • Must have completed grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays 

You will also have the ability to work in a team environment and take direction well. The ability to work under stress is essential. A valid Ontario Drivers Licence (G2) and clean driver’s abstract are required.  Must be available to work some weekends.

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by March 12, 2018 to:

Jane McCamus
Muskoka Animal Centre Manager
1234 Muskoka Rd 118 West PO Box 2804
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W5
Email: jmccamus@ospca.on.ca
Please quote “ACA2” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 

 


 

 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at our Provincial Office location.

Animal Control Officer – Provincial Office
Part-Time Casual/On Call – No guaranteed hours

As an Animal Control Officer, you will be responsible for Animal Control By-Law enforcement.  The successful candidate will be required to work weekends, evenings and/or a rotation schedule.  In addition, the candidate must be available to work stand-by shifts as required to respond to after hour emergencies and on occasion to cover for vacation.

The successful candidate will possess an O.S.S.D. or equivalent and post secondary education in Police Foundations, Law and Security Education, or Animal Enforcement. Experience with animal handling is preferred. If considered, you must have a Valid Class “G” driver’s license and be able to provide and maintain a clean Drivers Abstract and Police Clearance Certificate.  Moderate to heavy physical effort is involved in this position.  Candidate must possess excellent conflict resolution skills.  We are looking for a team player with excellent negotiation, interpersonal and conflict management skills.  Working knowledge of MS office applications would be an asset. Criminal record check required.

If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by March 6, 2018 to: 

Arista Wogenstahl
Senior Inspector, Investigations
Ontario SPCA
awogenstahl@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “ACO Casual” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports up to 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Stouffville.

Registered Veterinary Technician - Provincial Education and Animal Centre, Stouffville
Full time – Approximately 40 hours per week

As a Lead Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), you will report to the Manager- RVT Program, Department of Shelter Health and Wellness. You will be responsible for assisting the Animal Centre Manager and staff with all aspects of shelter health and wellness including preventive treatment, and daily monitoring of various animal parameters including conducting daily rounds. You will also be responsible for the physical health and mental well being of animals in our care. As a Lead RVT, at our flagship Provincial Education and Animal Centre, you will be an integral part of delivering shelter medicine education to a variety of animal welfare professionals, both internal and external. This would include Ontario SPCA staff, veterinary and veterinary technician students, as well as key members of animal welfare organizations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Educate and mentor animal welfare professionals while guiding these participants through practical application of shelter medicine concepts and principles
  • Coach and mentor all facility staff (new and existing) to maintain the Canadian Standards of Care in Animal Shelters: Supporting ASV Guidelines, along with Shelter Health and Wellness policies and protocols
  • Apply knowledge and demonstrate excellence in understanding of domestic animal behaviour and communication
  • Monitor various animal parameters and requirements daily
  • Closely and regularly communicate with the Manager- RVT Program
  • Work closely with the Animal Centre Manager
  • Oversee the preparation and administration of medications and vaccines under the direction of a veterinarian
  • Administer or oversee treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Notify the Animal Centre Manager of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals in our care
  • Innovatively brainstorm with the Animal Centre Manager to determine health and wellness related budgetary needs for the centre
  • Assist facility staff with humane care procedures
  • Follow the policies and procedures of the Ontario SPCA
  • Immediately report all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately.
  • In the event of injury, work co-operatively with the Manager- RVT Program, to facilitate an early and safe return to work.
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
  • Additional duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduated from an OAVT accredited or approved college
  • Be a member in good standing of the OAVT
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an animal shelter or veterinary clinic
  • Strong animal care and biosecurity knowledge
  • Demonstrate excellence and experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience in a coach or mentor role
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to share information and provide feedback using adult learning principles
  • Self starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to change using strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license required for transport of animals using an Ontario SPCA vehicle
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional weekends

 

If you meet all of the qualifications above and have a passion for animal welfare, we would love to hear from you.  Please apply with your resume and cover letter by March 16, 2018 to:

Mary Pecarski
Manager, RVT Programs
mpecarski@ospca.on.ca
Please quote “Lead RVT” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 

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