Employment Opportunities - Brandywine Valley SPCA

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Working at the Brandywine SPCA is a great way to help animals in need while working with a group of fun, dedicated professionals.

Current Career Opportunities

Interested in joining our team? Please submit your resume and cover letter to our department heads by clicking on the correlating buttons below. The Brandywine Valley SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace.

Animal Care Attendant (Expand for Details)
The Animal Care Attendant is responsible for cleaning and providing humane care to the animals in the BVSPCA custody and to assist all stakeholders in a professional and friendly manner when needed.

LOCATIONS

  • Animal Care Attendant: New Castle, Delaware
  • Animal Care Attendant: West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Animal Care Attendant: Georgetown, Delaware

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service

  • All BVSPCA employees are responsible for providing excellent customer service to customers, animals, fellow staff, donor and all persons a BVSPCA staff member comes into contact with when working.
  • Promote the BVSPCA in a positive manner.
  • Communicate with others with respect.
  • Create a positive work environment by limiting negativity.
  • Be efficient, a team player, positive and proactive in problem solving.

Animal Care

  • Feed animals and clean kennels.
  • Follow the shelter protocol. Maintain the cleanliness of facility (including but not limited to the break room.)
  • Assist in preventing shelter disease transmission
  • Observe animals for any sign of illness or behavior issues and report it accordingly.
  • Create, maintain and file paperwork accordingly.
  • Show animals for visiting customers and assist with adoptions.
  • Take in, sort and put away donation.
  • Assist customers by answering questions.
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the shelter
  • Assist other staff members when needed.
  • Cleaning, maintaining and organizing bedding, dishes, crates, carriers and other shelter property.
  • Assist with different programs including TNR, enrichment, fostering, pet food pantry and others.
  • Providing enrichment to animals including but not limited to working playgroups.
  • Provide and assist in behavior modifications to animals when needed.
  • Providing medications or other treatments to animals as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

  • Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.

Safety

  • Ensure a safe work environment; following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practice.
  • Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
  • Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest and rodent control protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A high school education or equivalent.
  • Ability to bend, kneel and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Ability to multitask under high-pressure situations.
  • Work in loud environments on hard surfaces.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in a shelter setting.
  • Consistent bending, reaching, kneeling, and standing for long periods of time.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals.
  • Repeated lifting and carrying of animals weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Consistent exposure to animals and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.
Adoption Counselor (Expand for Details)
The Adoption and Customer Service Staff is responsible for greeting customers, answering phone calls, executing the adoption process, and providing customers with an excellent BVSPCA experience.

LOCATION

  • Adoption Counselor, Plymouth Meeting, PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center

DUTIES AND DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer Service

  • All BVSPCA employees are responsible for providing excellent customer service to customers, animals, fellow staff, donor and all persons a BVSPCA staff member comes into contact with when working.
  • Promote the BVSPCA in a positive manner.
  • Communicate with others with respect.
  • Create a positive work environment by limiting negativity.
  • Be efficient, a team player, positive and proactive in problem solving.

Animal Care

  • Maintain and create patient records by accurately recording adoptions, return to owner, and transfers on PetPoint software.
  • Assist with keeping inventory and ordering supplies.
  • Create and take payments with accuracy.
  • Ask for and obtain donations from customers.
  • Inform and educate customers politely and without judgment.
  • Answer customer questions in a polite and accurate manner.
  • De-escalate situations when needed and solve problems when necessary. Keep management within the loop. Follow protocols.
  • Assist fellow staff when needed. This includes intakes, volunteers, veterinary center, kennel attendants and other staff.
  • Use and maintain software. Create records accurately and efficiently. Maintain paperwork and files accordingly.
  • Follow shelter protocol. Clean and maintain the cleanliness and organization of facility and work areas
  • Assist in preventing shelter disease transmission.
  • Observe animals for any sign of illness or behavior issues and report it accordingly.
  • Upon occasion, show animals for visiting customers and assist with adoptions.
  • Take in, sort and put away donations. Assist customers by answering questions.
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the shelter.
  • Assist with different programs including TNR, enrichment, fostering, pet food pantry and others.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

  • Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures

Safety

  • Ensure a safe work environment; following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practice.
  • Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
  • Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest and rodent control protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A high school education or equivalent.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Ability to multitask under high-pressure situations.
  • Work in loud environments on hard surfaces.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in a shelter setting.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, and standing for long periods of time.
  • Regular sitting at a computer workstation 2-4 hours per day to input adoption data.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals.
  • Repeated lifting and carrying of animals weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Consistent exposure to animals and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.
Veterinary Technician (Expand for Details)
Veterinary technicians and assistants work under the direction of veterinarians, Shelter Manager and Director of Operations. They are the primary medical care providers for shelter animals.

LOCATION

  • Animal Health Center, Malvern, PA

DUTIES AND DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Shelter Medicine

  • Perform medical intake physical examinations.
  • Perform and interpret basic diagnostic tests such as, but not limited to, fecal floatation, skin scrapes, heartworm test, FeLV/FIV tests, etc.
  • Able to interpret treatment sheets and administer treatment to patients (PO, topically, otic, ocular) under the direction of a veterinarian.
  • Follow veterinary care protocols for animals in the BVSPCA – including medical, behavior and general care protocols for the health and well-being of the animals; individually and as a herd.
  • Participate in medical rounds as directed by the Shelter Manager and Director of Operations.
  • Keeps up to date in veterinary medicine with regular continuing education.

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain and create patient records by accurately recording treatments, examinations and test results on PetPoint software.
  • Assist with keeping inventory and ordering supplies.

Client and Community Service

  • Admit and release animals from BVSPCA in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner to both internal and external clients.
  • Inform clients of any pertinent medical information regarding animal care; communicate release instructions.
  • Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals.
  • Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers, and staff while actively promoting our mission, services, programs, and events.
  • Promote donation and giving opportunities as appropriate.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

  • Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.

Safety

  • Ensure a safe work environment; following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practice.
  • Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
  • Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest and rodent control protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the BVSPCA.
  • Experience with humane animal handling and restraint techniques of healthy, ill and feral animals.
  • Experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner, especially larger and possibly untrained pets.
  • Comfortable working in the shelter environment and willing to accommodate animals in the work place.
  • Computer literate and able to master veterinary software as applicable to clinic operations.
  • Knowledge of basic dog and cat physiology, anatomy and behavior as it relates to understanding the general health of animals.
  • Ability to understand and communicate pertinent medical information with colleagues and clients.
  • Self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in a shelter/animal hospital setting.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, and climbing stairs while seeing patients.
  • Regular sitting at a computer workstation 2-4 hours per day to input patient data.
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when in kennel & treatment areas.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals.
  • Repeated lifting and carrying of animals weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Consistent exposure to animals and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $16.00 per hour

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