animal shelter assistant
$17 – $22/hour ~ depending on experience and qualifications
35 hours per week (afternoon shift)
Are you looking for a position where you can make a huge difference in the lives of
animals and our community? Does the idea of caring for rescuers in need appeal to you? As
our refuge assistant, you will have the opportunity to become a key member of our team,
to provide compassionate, effective and efficient care, program delivery and services.
Our shelter assistant is someone who is looking for a useful position and who appreciates a
variety of daily challenges. Under the direction of the Shelter Manager, this position is responsible
to ensure the basic needs of the animals in the care of the Center Régional du Lac La Biche
Humane Society (LLBRHS) are met. This position also assists the shelter administrator in
administrative duties, volunteer/foster management, community outreach, marketing and program
development. through the efficient execution of daily tasks, excellent organizational skills and
appropriate follow-up action in a respectful and positive culture.
Educational qualifications and experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Post-secondary degree in veterinary practice or animal health assistant, veterinarian
Preferred animal-related technologist or field of study
- A good knowledge of animals, breeds, characteristics and common diseases considered a
- Previous kennel or animal care experience is considered an asset
- Previous fundraising, volunteer management and media experience is considered an asset
- Valid class 5 driver’s license
Any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent of the required knowledge and skills
and abilities can be taken into account.
- Genuine interest and compassion for animals, with a demonstrated passion for animal welfare
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing priority environment with minimal
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), organization,
prioritization, time management and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and within a dynamic team
- Knowledge of computer programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook) and social/web media (an asset)
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and reserve judgment
Physical and work environment
This position is not for everyone as it can be messy, smelly and sometimes stressful, but if you do a
meaningful difference in the lives of shelter animals is something you are passionate about, it’s just
could be the most fulfilling, goal-oriented job you’ve ever had! Normal mental and visual
attention required. Physical exertion regularly requires bending, reaching, kneeling, standing, lifting,
transporting and restraining animals and driving vehicles and equipment. The work requires
potential exposure to sick animals, frequent interruptions, high noise levels, animal droppings,
allergens, bites, scratches, adverse weather conditions, traffic, cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, etc. Security
procedures must be followed at all times. This position may require occasional work
weekends, holidays and beyond normal scheduled hours as required by the
LLBRHS incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation and registered charity with the following mission:
To enable the humane treatment of animals that otherwise
be neglected, abused or killed, & to relieve their pain and suffering through
educational efforts as well as direct interventions. We believe that negligence
local animals is a regional problem and deserves a regional solution.
Our service area includes all communities within the outlying boundaries of Lac La Biche County.
Please send CV and cover letter by email to [email protected]
We are currently being restructured due to growth, so it’s been an exciting time here at LLBRHS!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the position will remain open until suitable.
candidate is found.