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We have open positions-come join our team! 

Part-time:

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Animal Care Tech

Interested candidates, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed Employment Application to [email protected] with the position for which you are applying in the subject line. 

Position Descriptions:

Job Title: Adoption Counselor

Status:             Non-Exempt, Full-time or Part-time

Reports to:      Executive Director

Summary:        Responsible for assisting customers in all services provided by Bangor Humane Society. Must become knowledgeable in animal behavior and in the medical, physical and social needs of domestic pets.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission and philosophies of the Bangor Humane Society.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adequate reading, writing and documentation skills.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Adequate vision and hearing necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Physical skills, including the ability to run, squat, stoop/bend, kneel, climb stairs, lift at least 50lbs. (or ¼ own body weight) and push or pull against potential resistance.
  • High school diploma and previous experience working with animals or in a customer service role is preferred.

The right candidate will present a positive and professional image of the organization when interacting with members of the public, both in person, over the telephone and email.

Responsibilities:

  • Strive to place pets with responsible guardians into lifelong homes. Carefully screen and counsel potential adopters, educate the public about responsible pet guardianship and the commitment required in keeping a pet.
  • Assist in reducing the number of animals surrendered to the shelter by counseling individuals who are considering giving up their pet. Provide assistance with resolving behavioral problems, educate the public about pet overpopulation and provide information about spaying and neutering.
  • Provide environmental and behavioral enrichment to animals in the Society’s adoption program to ensure their stay with us is as comfortable as possible. Get to know the individual personalities of animals made available for adoption in order to best match them to a potential home. Participate in the daily care of all animals as directed by management.
  • Provide direction to members of the public on any animal related issue by utilizing available resources in the community, including wildlife rescue, approved breed rescues, local veterinarians, animal control and State humane services.

Duties:

  • Greet and direct customers during public hours, answer telephones and provide quality customer service.
  • Handle animal intakes, complete incoming paperwork and receiving logs, ensure accurate paperwork accompanies animal to receiving areas.
  • Introduce the Society’s pets to potential adopters, provide counseling on the basics of pet guardianship, veterinary care, proper identification and common behavioral issues with the intention of placing pets into a permanent home with an adopter who has realistic expectations for the pet.
  • Handle cash, check and credit card transactions in accordance with organizational policy.
  • Photograph animals, write bios for display on our web page.
  • Participate in cognitive and environmental enrichment programs designed to decrease stress and to increase the adoptability of the Society’s animals.
  • Conduct adoption follow ups.
  • Clean animal housing areas and feed animals in accordance with shelter protocol.
  • Clean dishes, litter pans, sweep/mop floors, wash and dry laundry.
  • Participate in training new volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
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Job Title:  Animal Care Technician

Status:              Non-exempt, Full-time or part-time

Overseen by:   Director of Animal Care, Director of Medical Services

Reports To:      Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Animal Care Technician is responsible for ensuring that all animals entering the shelter receive thorough health and behavior examinations and are dispositioned accordingly. Responsibilities include daily monitoring of animals, cleaning and feeding, alerting medical care staff to changes in physical health or behavior, and seeking appropriate veterinary medical care when necessary.

Qualifications:

Commitment to the mission and philosophies of the Bangor Humane Society.

  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adequate reading, writing and documentation skills.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Adequate vision and hearing necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Physical skills, including the ability to run, squat, stoop/bend, kneel, climb stairs, lift at least 50lbs. (or ¼ own body weight) and push or pull against potential resistance.
  • High school diploma and previous experience working with animals or in a customer service role is preferred.

The right candidate must present a positive and professional image of the organization when interacting with members of the public both in person and over the phone.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the absolute best quality of cleanliness in immediate working areas; exam rooms, receiving, isolation, quarantine, grooming, and public facing kennels.
  • Ensure that all animals have a smooth introduction into the shelter with minimal stress.
  • Conduct animal exams in a manner that is calming to the animal.
  • Perform thorough health and behavior evaluations on all animals received into the shelter. May include administering vaccinations and dewormer.
  • Consult with Director of Medical Services regarding direction of medical treatment when needed.
  • Work closely with all other Animal Care Technicians, under the direction of the Director of Animal Care or Director of Medical Services, to make decisions regarding the disposition of animals.
  • Monitor the health of the animals individually and as a group to maintain a healthy shelter population.
  • Ensure that all paperwork pertinent to your job function is complete and correct, done in a timely manner based on direction from the Director of Animal Care.
  • Conduct diagnostic tests including FeLV tests and microscopic fecal exams.
  • Administer medications and perform medical treatments as directed by staff Veterinarian and Director of Medical Services.
  • Conduct daily AM rounds to monitor and document the health of the shelter population.
  • Clean animal housing/kennels, pet dishes, litter pans; sweep/mop floors; laundry duties; feed animals according to shelter protocol; bathe and groom animals when necessary.
  • Stock supplies in work areas.
  • Transport animals to and from vet offices, other shelters and groomers when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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