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Put your passion for animals to work at Berkeley Humane

To apply for an open position, please follow the instructions in the posting below. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry. Please, no phone calls.

 

Current Openings:

FULL OR PART-TIME Animal Care/Adoption Specialist  

Department: Adoption
Reports to: Adoption Center Supervisor
Pay Rate: Starting at $13.10
Classification: Full-time or Part-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

The Animal Care/Adoption Specialist performs cleaning, feeding, and basic care duties for dogs and cats in the adoption center and/or hospital and observes their health and behavior in order to ensure that animals housed at Berkeley Humane maintain good quality of life and health. Other duties include finding appropriate homes by answering questions regarding adopting an animal while providing outstanding customer service to all visitors to Berkeley Humane. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. High School diploma or equivalent.

2. One year of verifiable hands-on professional or volunteer experience in the care, feeding, and handling of animals in a facility that cares for and/or houses animals (e.g. animal care/control agency, humane society, veterinary hospital, boarding or pet day care facility, or shelter) working principally with dogs and cats. 

3. Excellent customer service.

4. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

Highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals; ability to work with and handle animals safely and humanely; professional mindset;  proven ability to take initiative and be a team player; demonstrated experience in dealing and communicating effectively and tactfully with the public; ability to multi-task and handle fast-paced, demanding initiatives while also learning and applying new ideas; agreement to support Berkeley Humane’s policies and procedures; passion for animal welfare and a love of working with all sizes and breeds of dogs and cats; ability to work with a team, manage deadlines, and be flexible under pressure; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to professionally advocate the Berkeley Humane programs and animals; ability to work with a positive outlook.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in a pdf or word format to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org Please indicate if you are applying for a part-time or full-time position.Click on this link for the full job description. 

 

Full or part-time Registered Veterinary Technician 

Department: Medical
Reports to: Medical Director
Pay Rate: DOE $17-19
Classification: Full-time or Part-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. Current California Registered Veterinary Technician license.

2. Minimum of 3 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

3. Excellent customer service.

4. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.

5. Avimark experience preferred or the ability to become proficient using veterinary software as applicable to clinic operations.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

1. Knowledge and understanding of the “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters”.

2. Knowledge of safe and gentle patient handling, anatomy and physiology, medical math, medical terminology, phlebotomy, radiology, aseptic technique, understand disease processes in order to anticipate patient and doctor needs.

3. Familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats in an animal shelter environment.

4. Comfortable working in a shelter environment and willing to accommodate animals in the work place.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

Passionate about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all animals. Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of Berkeley Humane. Ability to professionally advocate for Berkeley Humane’s programs and animals. Agreement to support Berkeley Humane policies and procedures and make decisions in the best interest of the organization in the face of pressure. Ability to work with a positive outlook; self-motivated and a proven desire to take initiative and complete tasks, be a team player; manage deadlines and be flexible under pressure; demonstrated experience in dealing and communicating effectively and tactfully with the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This work is performed in a shelter/animal hospital surrounding; requires workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 50 pounds and to humanely restrain an animal when necessary; climb stairs; bend; reach; hold, grasp, and turn objects and use fingers to operate computer keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision or hearing.  Tetanus and rabies inoculations are highly recommended.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Exposure to strong and/or unpleasant odors, including those from animal waste, cleaning agents, and chemical compounds; frequent exposure to noise; possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals. Workers are subject to animal bites and scratches and constant exposure to animals, animal noises, and animal allergens under conditions with no alternatives available. Work is subject to frequent interruptions. Although every effort is made to adopt out all of the animals we take into our care, some animals may be humanely euthanized for terminal disease, quality of life, or behavior that is unsuitable and dangerous for adoption into the community.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org.

Click on this link for the full job description. 

 

RELIEF REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Put your passion for animals to work at Berkeley Humane!

Founded in 1927, Berkeley Humane is one of the Bay Area's most enduring and respected animal welfare institutions. We provide veterinary care and adoption services for homeless animals in addition to offering low-income programs to our community members to provide basic veterinary care and low-cost spay/neuter clinics

Are you looking for an opportunity to do relief work on your days off or just want to help save more animals? If so, we are seeing RELIEF RVT's to cover staff sick and vacation time throughout the year. Shifts will consist of an eight hour work day, with one hour for lunch (9a-6p). 

JOB SUMMARY:

The RVT provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster and for providing all necessary treatments directed by staff and veterinarians.

The ideal candidate will also have compassion for animals, concern for their welfare and an appreciation for animals and their unique environment and needs, knowledge of animal behavior and of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic veterinary treatment of dogs and cats, and a willingness to educate fosters, adopters, and staff about preventive health care and animal behavior. You must also have the ability to lift 50 pounds. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. Current California Registered Veterinary Technician license.

2. Minimum of 3 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician or Assistant or two years of college coursework with an emphasis on animal-related science or completion of a veterinary technician training program. Qualifying work experience will be considered as an alternative.

3. Excellent customer service.

4. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.

5. Avimark experience preferred or the ability to become proficient using veterinary software as applicable to clinic operations.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org. Please put the days of the week that you are available, including weekends. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

 

 

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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