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Your interest in joining our team of devoted and caring staff is appreciated and may lead to a rewarding career with the Kauai Humane Society. The staff here provides care and hope to the shelter’s animals and services to the community that is a great help in our endeavors to reach our goals. It is our hope that working at KHS is a rewarding and challenging experience.  We want all KHS staff to be part of the process – the humane treatment of all living creatures. All positions open until filled.

2 Full-Time Client Services Representatives

This position represents KHS in a professional and courteous manner and provides quality client service at the Shelter’s front desk. This position requires learning a wide range of policies and procedures and the ability to enter complete and accurate data into our computer system. CSR positions work with clients to facilitate the adoption and receiving of animals and the redemption of animals dictated by local and state laws and KHS policies. Assists clients visiting the shelter for programs and services.  The ideal candidate would have prior customer service experience, have strong communication skills, be responsible for money management, be efficient and able to multi task, be able to work well with others and be well organized and high energy. This does include hands on working at the desk, animals and typically works a rotating schedule. 

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1 Full-Time Animal Care Technician

Employees in this area have the primary responsibility for the sanitary maintenance and care of all animals housed with the Kauai Humane Society, (KHS), maintaining clean and orderly animal housing and employee work areas, assisting with the placement of animals, maintaining the health and welfare of all animals in the care of the society and assisting the general public as required.
Responsible for feeding, watering, walking and exercising all shelter animals. Rinses, scrubs, mops, and disinfects animal cages, hallways, floors, walls and isolation/quarantine areas; cleans water and food dishes and related kennel equipment and facilities. Bathes and grooms animals.

Will train right candidate. Must be punctual and able to maintain regular attendance. PT and FT positions available.

Must be available and willing to work weekends, holidays, approved overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances. At times, must be able to chase or run after animals that have escaped confinement.

Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work.

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1 Full-Time Vet Tech

Vet Assistant/Tech Job Description

Responsibilities

    • Responsible for examining and processing animals received by the KHS, which includes properly completing necessary paperwork.
    • Maintains proper identification and records on all KHS animals.
    • Administers vaccinations and completes preliminary physical examinations in a prescribed manner. Medicates any animal designated for treatment by the Staff Veterinarian.
    • Assist in conducting behavior assessments and health screenings on incoming animals.
    • Examines animals and prescribes treatments according to standard and established treatment protocols or as directed by the shelter veterinarian.
    • Inputs exam results and diagnosis/treatment into Pet Point and completes animal’s medical record.
    • As necessary takes temperature, pulse and respiration. Collects and prepares blood, urine, and feces samples. Performs diagnostic tests, including x-rays, blood work, urinalysis, swabs, etc.
    • Creates medication charts and prepares medications for shelter animals.
    • Performs or assists with the euthanasia and disposal of animals in accordance with established laws and KHS policy. Maintains proper control of DEA controlled substances.
    • Administers pharmaceuticals such as medications and vaccines by intramuscular, intravenous and subcutaneous injection or oral ingestion.
    • Assists shelter veterinarian with procedures and surgeries and recheck visits.
    • Bathes and grooms animals as requested or needed.
    • Responds to calls from shelter staff when the shelter medicine veterinarian is unavailable including injured animals, owner surrenders with health issues, reclaimed animals that need spay neuter status verified, adopters that have questions about an animal’s health status, etc.
    • Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Work Experience and Skills

    • Knowledge of domestic animals including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
    • Knowledge of aseptic surgical techniques, animal care and husbandry.
    • Knowledge of anesthesia techniques.
    • Knowledge of State and local codes, ordinances and regulations governing quarantine, impounding, care, and disposal of animals.
    • Ability to identify normal and abnormal animal behavior and symptoms animal disorders.
    • Ability to control and safely handle pharmaceuticals used in the care and handling of animals and disinfectants in the cleaning and disinfecting of animal habitats.
    • Ability to get along and work effectively with the public, management, fellow employees, volunteers, and other agencies and groups.
    • Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Microsoft Office (GMail, Excel, Word) or similar programs.
    • Ability to work well under pressure without direct supervision and maintain attention to detail.
  • Must possess a valid Hawaii Driver’s license, clear driving record at least one year prior to application, and ability to drive both automatic and standard transmission vehicles.

Education

High school graduate or GED equivalent is required. Experience assisting a licensed veterinarian in providing medical treatment to animals, including surgical procedures and medical examinations, in an animal shelter, hospital, or similar environment is preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

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