Animal Caretaker - Overland Park Waystation

Please make sure to attach both a resume and cover letter to complete your application.

Summary:

ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace.  To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires.  ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

The ASPCA is seeking individuals who are excited about being part of a committed team working to support animals transported through our Overland Park Waystation on their way to destination partners. You’ll be a member of a high-performing team providing care and transport for over 40,000 at-risk canines and felines per year and will work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders to further the ASPCA’s ultimate desired outcome that all animals live good lives.

Responsibilities:

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing animal housing in accordance with protocol provided by ASPCA veterinarian team
  • Ensure animals are secured in a clean environment and provided with water and age, size and species appropriate food
  • Prepare facility prior to transport and prepare cage charts
  • Maintain facility professional appearance and cleanliness for the sake of safety of both animals and humans
  • Prompt communication of animal medical needs immediately once an issue has been identified
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Prompt communication maintenance needs to the appropriate ASPCA staff contact
  • Be careful and gentle with animals in loading and unloading
  • Must be comfortable working with dogs of all sizes, cats and kittens
  • Provide excellent customer service with shelter staff, veterinarian partners, volunteers, and community members at all locations
  • Ensure the safekeeping of all paperwork provided for animals being transported
  • Help manage inventory and stock supplies in ASPCA Overland Park Waystation
  • Assist with loading and unloading of all supplies into vehicle
  • Maintain communication with supervisor at all times regarding set up and cleaning of facility
  • Act as a responsible and compassionate representative of the ASPCA at all times
  • Willing to participate in additional trainings

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Two years animal care or veterinary assistant preferred

Additional Information:

  • This position requires a flexible schedule, which may include early morning, late evenings and/or weekends
  • This position may require use of a personal vehicle
  • This position is contracted through an employment agency. The employee in this position will be an employee of the employment agency and not the ASPCA.

Qualifications:

Ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and computerized formats, Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team that works remotely, Demonstrates care and concern for the safety and well-being of self, animals and others, especially during stressful situations, Eager to learn and grow through feedback, coaching and training, Effective and professional written and verbal communication skills, Excellent interpersonal skills; authentic team player, Experience and comfort in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities

  

Language:

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)

  

Fear Free certified or obtained within 60 days of employment, Personal, volunteer or professional experience handling cats preferred but not required

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Please don’t forget to attach your resume and cover letter to complete your application.

About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.