TEARS Kennel Coordinator – TEARS

JOB DESCRIPTION: Kennel Coordinator

WE HIRE! Join our team as a Kennel Coordinator

Are you ready to make a significant impact on the lives of shelter animals? We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team at TEARS Animal Rescue as a Kennel Coordinator. Here’s what the role entails:

ANIMAL BREEDING AND WELFARE

– Ensure the well-being of our furry residents by supervising the husbandry of the kennel.
– Monitor cleanliness, safety and exercise rotations.
– Daily wellness checks for each dog and puppy.
– Assist with veterinary consultations, vaccinations, etc.
– Assist with kennel movements, mixing and socialization of dogs.

FOOD AND MEDICINE

– Prepare and feed dogs and puppies.
– Administer prescribed medications and treatments.
– Integrate training in behavior modification during feeding.

ADOPTION GUIDE, SOCIAL VISITS AND KENNEL

– Guide potential families, visitors and donors on shelter tours.
– Assist and advise adopters, putting them in touch with suitable candidates.
– Arrange social gatherings/activities with existing pets and family members.
– Complete the online adoption contract and provide essential information to adopters.
– Promote the TEARS online store and services.
– Manage telephone requests from Kennels.

MANAGEMENT AND ORIENTATION OF VOLUNTEERS

– Maintain a positive relationship with TEARS volunteers.
– Supervise and assist kennel volunteers.
– Organize volunteer orientation for new recruits.

REHABILITATION AND TRAINING

– Ensure the physical and behavioral rehabilitation of designated dogs and puppies.
– Participate in training classes based on positive reinforcement for volunteers and staff.
– Update documentation with comments and ratings.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

– Ensure compliance with TEARS and Kennel SOPs.
– Participate in kennel events (adoption promotions, fundraising, etc.).
– Encourage engagement in TEARS initiatives.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

– A strong passion for working with dogs.
– A first experience is a plus.
– Excellent communication skills and customer service experience.
– Good command of English and creative writing skills (a plus).
– Knowledge of the characteristics, breeds and behavior of dogs.
– Strong organizational and time management skills.
– Availability on weekends and public holidays.
– Computer skills (MS Office, Google Docs, email, WhatsApp).
– Valid driving license.

Ready to make a difference for animals in need? Join us to create a better future for pets! Send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tears.org.za. Please note that if you do not receive a response from us within 14 days, your application will not have been successful.


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