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CNIB Foundation Attendant, Dog Care & Welfare in Carleton Place, Ontario

Contract (part-time hours), Carleton Place ON

CNIB invites you to build a career as unique as you are! The Attendant, Dog Care & Welfare, will be providing a high level of care for the dogs and puppies staying at the CNIB Guide Dogs Canine Campus.

Your impact at CNIB

  • Providing daily care for dogs who are boarding at the campus.

  • Assisting with kennel maintenance. This includes disposing of dog feces, scrubbing and drying dog pods.

  • Handling dogs appropriately in all situations following advice from the GDMIs, GDTs and the supervisor.

  • Bathing, grooming, feeding, and exercising dogs.

  • Checking dog's health and administering treatments and medications.

  • Monitoring the behaviour of the dogs for signs of stress and any behaviour issues that need to be addressed with the dogs' GDMI or GDT.

  • Maintaining the records of dogs' behaviour in the dog pods, health and any other issues.

  • Helping handle dogs who are being checked by vet advisor or supervisor.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Minimum high school diploma.

  • Education in an animal care field an asset, e.g. Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Technician.

  • Other college or university degrees in an animal care related field an asset.

  • Experience working with dogs in roles such as dog sitter, vet assistant, dog walker, boarding kennel attendant, dog groomer, animal control officer or obedience trainer.

  • Knowledge and understanding of dog care needs, canine health and diseases and basic veterinary care.

  • Ability to effectively administer dog health treatments.

  • Knowledge and understanding of small animal husbandry, especially the maintenance of a high standard boarding facility for dogs, e.g., control of infectious diseases, provision of a safe and happy accommodation for all dogs in their care.

  • Knowledge of environmental enrichment programs to maintain good mental health in all dogs in their care.

  • Good dog handling skills, especially with larger breed dogs and groups of dogs.

  • Ability to perform various health and care procedures such as grooming, bathing, basic health checks and nail trimming.

  • Knowledge of dog nutrition and weight maintenance.

  • Good understanding of dog behaviour.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills when working with both people (staff, vets, volunteers, and the public) and dogs.

  • Physical stamina to handle large dogs, heavy loads (dog food, etc.).

  • Flexibility with work hours: the attendants will be required to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Current Ontario driver's license.

  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset.

  • Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset.

CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We're excited to review your application!

Please note: while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant. This position will remain open until filled.

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