Job Description

Animal Care Technician (Animal Care)
Lexington, KY, United States of America

Overview

Are you passionate about animals? Do you want to make an impact in our community? Do you enjoy an exciting and rewarding work environment? The Lexington Humane Society (LHS) and Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control (LFACC) could be the place for you!

As an Animal Care Technician,  you have the opportunity to work hands on with animals, enrich their lives, and help our customers! LHS and LFACC are organizations that sets their sights on becoming a national model for professionalism in animal welfare. However you define your professional goals, at LHS/LFACC, you have the opportunity to achieve them. We are as passionate about our employees as we are about our mission!

Job Skills / Requirements

The Animal Care Technician (ACT) functions as an expert in providing basic care for the animals at LHS. The ACT is responsible for maintaining a sanitary, humane environment and providing basic care for the animals.

All applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Applicants must have a flexible schedule, be available to work 25-29 hours each week. Typical shifts are morning shifts (7:30am-12:30pm or 8am-1pm) and flexibility to work partial afternoon shifts or full shifts (7:30am-4:30pm or 9am-6pm) as needed is preferred.

WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

Responsibilities for the ACT position include:
Prioritize compassionate and humane care of animals;
Ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting of the kennels, cages, and floors;
Ensure proper care, feeding, and watering of animals;
Ensure regular checks of kennel areas for cleaning needs;
Interact with animals in a safe, humane, and respectful manner;
Remain alert and aware of animal health and conduct;
Ensure all public areas are neat and clean;
Exemplify exceptional customer service;
Engage customers with enthusiasm and professionalism.

Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma

Additional Information / Benefits

-Exciting work environment and the opportunity to work with animals everyday

-Weekly pay 

-Opportunities for career advancement and merit based increases

-Hand-on training and professional development

-Uniforms and safety equipment

-Eligibility to participate in a Pet Wellness Program for your owned pets

-20% merchandise discount

Benefits: Dental Insurance, Pension/Retirement


This job reports to the Animal Care Supervisor

This is a Part-Time position 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Weekends.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required

Number of Openings for this position: 2