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Employment

PARL is looking for a few new team members! Jobs are listed below.

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Note: All PARL employees are expected to treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance. And all PARL employees are expected to hew to high standards of honesty, cooperation and diligence at all times.

Animal Care Specialist

Position Summary:

The ACS will be responsible for the daily care of resident shelter cats and small animals primarily on days when the shelter is closed to the public. The ACS will also be responsible for other duties including, but not limited to, general cleaning of shelter areas, laundry, prepping animal enrichment, stocking, unpacking orders, data entry, returning voicemails, scheduling appointments, and other projects identified by management. This position requires the ability to work independently and also as a member of a team, a positive attitude, and strong attention to detail.

Responsibilities include:

  • Feeding, cleaning and care of animals and building as needed, including spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Stocking and organization of shelter areas.
  • Preparing animals for adoption (includes, but not limited to: taking pictures, writing profiles, editing computer database, and completing paperwork)
  • Monitoring the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and immediately reporting any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) to the Clinic or management.
  • Working with, training and supervising volunteers
  • Willingness and ability to learn the computer database program used to track animals in the shelter.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about cat and dog behavior, common issues, and ways to address them in order to advise pet owners and to keep animals in homes.
  • Treating all animals and people humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, and the public.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Experience with animal care specifically that of cats and small animals
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Generalized computer and database proficiency
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and/or other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Details:
20hrs/week, full day Sunday and Monday, and a half day on Thursday required. Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus. Includes weekend and holiday work. Must be at least 18 years of age and have valid driver’s license.
$9.60 - $10.00 per hour, DOE.

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and materials.
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Occasional high noise level
  • Some exposure to extreme weather conditions

Educational Requirements:
Two years of volunteer or work experience with animals preferred.

To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter via email to parlcareers@gmail.com. No phone calls please. Only complete applications (both a cover letter and resume) will be considered for this position.

Animal Care & Adoption Specialist

Position Summary:
The ACAS will be responsible for the daily care of resident shelter animals, intake of new shelter animals, customer service, and facilitating adoptions. The ACAS will also be responsible for other duties including, but not limited to, general cleaning of shelter areas, laundry, prepping animal enrichment, stocking, unpacking orders, data entry, returning voicemails, scheduling appointments, and other projects identified by management. This position requires the ability to work independently and also as a member of a team, a positive attitude, and strong attention to detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Feeding, cleaning and care of animals and building as needed, including spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Stocking and organization of shelter areas.
  • Preparing animals for adoption (includes, but not limited to: taking pictures, writing profiles, editing computer database, and completing paperwork)
  • Monitoring the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and immediately reporting any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) to the Clinic or management.
  • Working with, training and supervising volunteers
  • Willingness and ability to learn the computer database program used to track animals in the shelter.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about cat, dog, and small animal behavior, common issues, and ways to address them in order to advise pet owners and to keep animals in homes.
  • Treating all animals and people humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, and the public.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Experience with animal care specifically that of dogs, cats and small animals.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Generalized computer and database proficiency
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and/or other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Educational Requirements:
Two years of volunteer or work experience with animals preferred.
Customer service experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move quickly and safely through the shelter and its yards
  • Ability to handle, walk, and train dogs including large breeds (commonly 80+ lbs)
  • Ability to move and handle heavy objects (commonly 40 lb bags of feed)
  • Ability to maintain safety and effectiveness in rare extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to maintain safety and effectiveness in loud noise conditions

Details:
32 hrs/week, with accruable PTO hours after a 60 day probationary period.
Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus. Includes weekend and holiday work. Must be at least 18 years of age and have valid driver’s license.
$9.60 - $10.00 per hour, DOE.

To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter via email to parlcareers@gmail.com. No phone calls please. Only complete applications (both a cover letter and resume) will be considered for this position.