Careers

Regional Animal Protection Society

RAPS is hiring!

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Auxiliary Animal Care Attendant

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The Regional Animal Protection Society is looking for a casual, on-call staff member to work at the Richmond Animal Shelter. The successful applicant will be responsible for covering vacation leave and/or sick days for the position of Animal Care Attendant and/or Kennel Attendant. The successful applicant must be available during the summer.

Duties

Day Shift

  • Feed and provide water to all dogs, cats & kittens, rabbits, small animals and farm animals as per feeding schedule
  • Complete daily observation sheets for all cats and/or dogs
  • Take note of any health of behaviour concerns and share with the Shelter Managers
  • Do laundry throughout the shift
  • Collect and wash dishes
  • Guide volunteers as to which rooms/areas need tending to/cleaning
  • Ensure the shelter is ready (swept, mopped and tidied) for opening (12 noon)
  • Follow cleaning guidelines for all species of shelter animals
  • Administer AM medications to those animals requiring it
  • Input all notes into RAPS’ computer program (ASM)

Evening Shift

  • Feed and provide water to all dogs, cats & kittens, rabbits, small animals and farm animals as per feeding schedule
  • Complete daily observation sheets for all cats and/or dogs
  • Take note of any health of behaviour concerns and share with the Shelter Manager
  • Do laundry throughout the shift
  • Collect and wash dishes
  • Guide volunteers as to which rooms/areas need tending to/cleaning
  • Ensure the shelter is tidied, swept and mopped before leaving at 9pm
  • Follow cleaning guidelines to clean rabbit cages & pens
  • Administer PM medications to those animals requiring it
  • Input all notes into RAPS’ computer program (ASM)

Other Duties & Expectations

  • Remain focused (complete one task before attending to another task)
  • Seek clarification when unclear about daily tasks or special assignments
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding staff concerns/issues, shelter animal details (does not share confidential details with volunteers or visitors)
  • Perform scheduled health checks on each species of animals
  • Assist with loading animals into kennels, as required
  • Complete proper intake procedures for new animals entering the shelter
  • Follow all Isolation protocols and handling techniques with sick animals to ensure no spread of illness
  • Clean and disinfect cages, adhering to Cleaning Protocols
  • Wash dirty litter boxes
  • Clean up feces or vomit when required
  • Complete tasks of volunteers who are unable to come in
  • Greet and assist the public with questions regarding animal adoptions
  • Take the initiative to complete tasks listed on the Cleaning Chart, without instruction (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Special Projects)

Knowledge

  • Genuine concern for the welfare of animals
  • Previous animal experience required, animal restraint experience as asset
  • Is familiar with, and sympathetic to the goals and mission of the Regional Animal Protection Society
  • Follow and uphold shelter policies and protocols and complete all tasks to a high standard
  • High School graduation OR two years related experience

Judgment and Interpersonal Skills

  • Works as part of a team, or independently when needed
  • Work is performed in accordance with established procedures and approved practices
  • Organization of work to accomplish goals is expected
  • Actively listens, and probes for information to clarify requests
  • Positive outlook required
  • Uses tact and discretion when discussing problems and eliciting sensitive or confidential information
  • Considerable interpersonal skills are required
  • Builds rapport and defuses tense situations with people who may be difficult or challenging.
  • Provides interpretation of a routine to moderately complex nature

Working Conditions

  • Animal shelter environment
  • Team-centered approach
  • Re-prioritization and/or rescheduling of tasks is required for work completion
  • Must be able to lift heavy items up to 40 lbs
  • Interruptions are an expected part of the work, and re-prioritization and/or rescheduling of tasks is required for work completion

Reporting

Reporting structure is as follows: Shelter Manager, Senior Manager Operations, CEO

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $15.00 /hour

Thrift Store Delivery Driver

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The Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) is looking to hire a hard-working, motivated and trustworthy individual to help with the operation of our two RAPS Thrift Stores. Position begins at 30 hours/week, with room for advancement as business grows. Benefits after 3 months.

Duties include coordinating donation pick-ups, loading and unloading donations, moving donations between both Thrift Stores, setting up displays. May be required to fill in at either Thrift Store, assisting customers and ringing through sales.

Job is physical and requires stamina; must be able to lift 50lbs.

Excellent customer service skills, flexibility and positive attitude are a must! Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record required.

Other Duties & Expectations

  • Remain focused (complete one task before attending to another task)
  • Seek clarification when unclear about daily tasks or special assignments
  • Greet and assist the public
  • Take the initiative to complete tasks

Knowledge

  • Is familiar with, and sympathetic to the goals and mission of the Regional Animal Protection Society
  • Follow and uphold thrift store policies and protocols and complete all tasks to a high standard
  • High School graduation OR two years related experience
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

Judgment and Interpersonal Skills

  • Works as part of a team, or independently when needed
  • Work is performed in accordance with established procedures and approved practices
  • Organization of work to accomplish goals is expected
  • Actively listens, and probes for information to clarify requests
  • Positive outlook required
  • Uses tact and discretion 
  • Considerable interpersonal skills are required

Working Conditions

  • Thrift store environment
  • Team-centered approach
  • Re-prioritization and/or rescheduling of tasks is required for work completion
  • Must be able to lift heavy items up to 50 lbs
  • Interruptions are an expected part of the work, and re-prioritization and/or rescheduling of tasks is required for work completion

Reporting

  • Reporting structure is as follows: Shelter Manager, Senior Manager Operations, CEO
  • Please apply with resume outlining relevant experience.

Job Types: 30-40 per week, Permanent

Salary: TBD

Interested in working for the Regional Animal Protection Society?

If you feel that you have something special to offer our organization and don’t see a position posted that meets your qualifications, drop us a line or consider volunteering.


Please send your resume and cover letter to admin@rapsbc.com.

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