Comfort with technology and working in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication skills with a team-player attitude
Essential Job Functions
- Observe our guests (dogs) behavior to ensure safe play skills and calming signals are being used.
- Maintain a safe, even-tempered and friendly dog yard atmosphere.
- Learn and lead small group and individual dog activity sessions.
- Providing affection to multiple dogs of all sizes, at all activity levels (high or low energy), and be comfortable standing up for 100% of shift worked, walking around with the dogs.
- Learn each dog's name and know their individual qualities which includes but is not limited to: likes/dislikes, behavioral tendencies, aggressiveness and tolerance levels.
- Maintain accurate records of individual dog experiences in your group.
- Respond to questions from parents about their dog(s) behavior and experience while in our care.
- Learn and consistently follow established processes, safety protocol, and procedures.
- Feed and water dogs according to schedules and feeding instructions.
- Wash dog bowls thoroughly, do laundry, and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect dog accommodations, yards, and equipment. - Completely clean up and properly dispose of pet waste frequently.
- Clean and thoroughly inspect play yards, lodging accommodations, and the facility in general. Physical Activities and Mental
Abilities Required for this Position
- Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance to coworkers or parents and personal care to dogs at our facility. - Communicating with Supervisors and Peers - Providing information to supervisors and coworkers by telephone, in written form, email, or in person.
- Handling and Moving Dogs and Equipment - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials.
-Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Materials - Inspecting equipment or materials to identify any areas that are in need of, or soon will be in need of, repairs, and communicating those possible repairs to your supervisor.
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as maintaining balance in active dog yards, walking and standing for hours at a time, stooping to clean floors, lifting heavy playground equipment when cleaning, and handling up to __50_ lb bags of dog food.
Qualifications and Work Style Requirements:
- Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks and being able to follow set procedures and routines.
- Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities, challenges, and an eagerness to attend safety and animal care training as well as participate in workshops about being a productive and effective team member.
- Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Self - Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in difficult situations.
Skills Required on the Job
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself or other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Reading Comprehension - Understand written sequences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to
- Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Communicate well
- Employees are frequently required to climb or balance.
- Must frequently lift and/or move up to __50__ pounds.
- Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
- Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.