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For information about career opportunities with the Ontario SPCA please read the available positions below. The Ontario SPCA Provincial Office and its 56 Branches and affiliated Humane Societies employ a wide variety of staff from animal care attendants to investigators and more. Keep checking for new and updated employment opportunities across Ontario or check with your local shelter.



 Job Opportunities

 

  

 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at the Muskoka Branch location.

 

Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1) - Muskoka Branch
3 Six Month Contract positions – 28 hours per week, weekdays, weekends and holidays

 

Responsible for the day-to-day care and cleanliness of the animals and premises.  Provides medical aid and/or first aid to animals as instructed.  Provides customer service to the public and performs reception duties in the branch. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Feeding of all animals housed within the branch
• General cleaning and disinfecting of the premises and equipment used within the shelter, i.e. food bowls, cat litter pans, utensils, carrying cages
• Laundry Duties as required
• General bathing and grooming of animals
• Vaccinating and deworming shelter animals
• Notifying supervisor of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals
• Exercising of animals
• Assisting the public with adoptions and inquiries
• Following policies and procedures set out by the Society and reporting all incidents to his/her supervisor immediately
• Working in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
• Immediately reporting all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS
• Must have a genuine compassion for animals
• Animal care training and experience would be an asset
• Good communication and customer service skills
• Must be flexible to perform a variety of duties
• Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
•   Class G Drivers License is required
• Must have completed grade 12 education or equivalent

 


If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by September 26, 2014 to:

 

Jane McCamus
1234 Muskoka Rd, 118 West Box 2804
Bracebridge, ON  P1L 1W5
F: 705-645-3382
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We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

  


 

 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Newmarket.

 

Adoptions Coordinator - Provincial Education and Animal Centre
Full Time Position- 40 hours per week

 

Responsible for the day-to-day operations in adoption programming, including customer service, telephone reception, merchandise sales and promotion, adoption procedures and cash handling.  Centre expert in applying Meet Your Match principles for all adoptions and ensures the adoption process runs effectively.  Provides superb customer service to the public and ensures compliance with the Centre’s policies and procedures.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Returns adoption inquiry calls, answers emails, files and performs general clerical duties.
• Promotes the Ontario SPCA to the public encouraging donations and memberships
• Knowledgeable about all animals at the Centre and understands the importance of the adoption function
• Assists the public with adoptions and inquiries and acts as a resource for Centre visitors seeking knowledge of this role and job function
• Assists with the coordination of volunteers at PEAC
•   Participates in euthanasia decisions
• Reviews adoption surveys and discusses results with adopters
• Ensures adoptive family is adequately informed of the needs of the animal, including follow-up care and/or rehabilitation requirement
• Implements and maintains a callback program for all adopters
• Provides information to adopters that call with questions/concerns including animal handling and behavioural queries
•   Provides instruction, coaching and mentoring to adoption volunteers
• Prepares and maintains required statistics and reports
•   Responsible for ensuring the Adoptions database is accurately maintained
• Ensures documentation is available and updated on each animal available for adoption 
• Responsible for the maintenance and storage of all adoption records and ensures that all files are properly maintained
• Makes recommendations to the Branch Manager to promote and improve adoptions
•  Supports and implements Provincial initiatives
• Participates in external events as it relates to PEAC and adoptions
• Assists with cleaning & animal care as time allows
• Works in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
• Consults with other team members as needed
• Other duties as required

 


QUALIFICATIONS
• Must have previous clerical/administrative/customer service training or experience
• Previous counseling and/or retail experience would be an asset
• Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
• Fine tuned listening skills
• Proven organizational skills and intermediate data entry computer skills

• Knowledge of adult learning principals and practices
• Must be flexible to perform a variety of duties, accommodate changing priorities and be a team player
• Must have an understanding and commitment to animal welfare philosophies and practices
• Knowledgeable on animal behaviours and evaluation an asset
• Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
• Must be available to work weekend shifts

 
If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by September 21st 2014 to:

 

Andrew Fraser
Ontario SPCA
Provincial Education & Animal Centre Manager
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We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 


 

 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Office in Newmarket.

 

Dispatcher – Provincial Office
Causal Position – on call/relief position

 

The Ontario SPCA operates a 24 hour dispatch Centre to report suspected animal cruelty. As a result this position may require the successful candidate to work day, evening, and overnight shifts.

 

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provides emergency dispatch services for all incoming animal control and investigation calls at the Provincial Office
• Gathers specific information from complainants to dispatch to individual officers
• Tracks the whereabouts of the Provincial Inspectorate to ensure their safety
• Maintains dispatch log of all incoming calls
• Enters new complaints into PetPoint
• Assists officers with entry of cases into PetPoint, as required
• Follows policies and procedures set out by the Society and reports all incidents to his/her immediate supervisor immediately
• Works in a safe manner and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
• Completes various administration tasks including review and filing of daily reports
• Reviews invoices and codes for various departments
• Assists with input to various database software
• Other Duties as required.

 

Qualifications/Experience Required

• Strong administrative experience – 5+ years
• Minimum grade 12 or equivalent
• Knowledge of Microsoft and Excel an asset
• Previous dispatch and/or customer service experience an asset
• Knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal legislation that pertains to animals would be an asset
• Able to deal with difficult situations in a calm manner
• Excellent communication skills required both verbal and written
• Excellent listening, interpersonal and customer service skills
• Must be detail oriented and flexible to perform a variety of duties
• Must be a team player and have a genuine compassion for animals
• Must be familiar with Windows and Microsoft Office applications

 

Please note this is a casual position and you will be required to work on an on-call basis. The successful candidate must be available and willing to be called in on a flexible basis to cover for regular staff absences due to illness or vacation.

 

If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by September 18, 2014 to:

 

Maureen Barclay
ACO Supervisor
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We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 



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