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Employment

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

Registered Veterinary Technician - Provincial Education and Animal Centre, Stouffville
Full time – Approximately 40 hours per week

As a Lead Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), you will report to the Manager- RVT Program, Department of Shelter Health and Wellness. You will be responsible for assisting the Animal Centre Manager and staff with all aspects of shelter health and wellness including preventive treatment, and daily monitoring of various animal parameters including conducting daily rounds. You will also be responsible for the physical health and mental well being of animals in our care. As a Lead RVT, at our flagship Provincial Education and Animal Centre, you will be an integral part of delivering shelter medicine education to a variety of animal welfare professionals, both internal and external. This would include Ontario SPCA staff, veterinary and veterinary technician students, as well as key members of animal welfare organizations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Educate and mentor animal welfare professionals while guiding these participants through practical application of shelter medicine concepts and principles
  • Coach and mentor all facility staff (new and existing) to maintain the Canadian Standards of Care in Animal Shelters: Supporting ASV Guidelines, along with Shelter Health and Wellness policies and protocols
  • Apply knowledge and demonstrate excellence in understanding of domestic animal behaviour and communication
  • Monitor various animal parameters and requirements daily
  • Closely and regularly communicate with the Manager- RVT Program
  • Work closely with the Animal Centre Manager
  • Oversee the preparation and administration of medications and vaccines under the direction of a veterinarian
  • Administer or oversee treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Notify the Animal Centre Manager of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals in our care
  • Innovatively brainstorm with the Animal Centre Manager to determine health and wellness related budgetary needs for the centre
  • Assist facility staff with humane care procedures
  • Follow the policies and procedures of the Ontario SPCA
  • Immediately report all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately.
  • In the event of injury, work co-operatively with the Manager- RVT Program, to facilitate an early and safe return to work.
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
  • Additional duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduated from an OAVT accredited or approved college
  • Be a member in good standing of the OAVT
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an animal shelter or veterinary clinic
  • Strong animal care and biosecurity knowledge
  • Demonstrate excellence and experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience in a coach or mentor role
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to share information and provide feedback using adult learning principles
  • Self starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to change using strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license required for transport of animals using an Ontario SPCA vehicle
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional weekends

 

If you meet all of the qualifications above and have a passion for animal welfare, we would love to hear from you.  Please apply with your resume and cover letter by March 16, 2018 to:

Mary Pecarski
Manager, RVT Programs
mpecarski@ospca.on.ca
Please quote “Lead RVT” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

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

Dispatcher – Provincial Office
Part Time – 18-30 hours per week 

The Ontario SPCA Dispatch Centre operates to report suspected animal cruelty. As a result this position requires flexible morning, afternoon and early evening availability.

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
  • Provides receptionist relief as required
  • Other Duties as required.

 

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Strong administrative experience – 5+ years
  • Minimum grade 12 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows, Word and Excel
  • Previous dispatch experience an asset
  • Prior customer service experience mandatory
  • 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

 

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 February 20, 2018 to:

Alison Green
Senior Inspector, Central Region
agreen@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “Dispatcher” in the subject line 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at the SD&G Animal Centre location in Cornwall.

Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1) – SD&G Animal Centre, Cornwall
Casual – No guaranteed hours

Reporting to the Animal Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. Essential functions include:     

  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising and care of animals
  • Exercising animals
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of premises and equipment
  • Laundry duties
  • Customer service
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Computer knowledge required
  • Class G Drivers License is required

You will also have the ability to work in a team environment and take direction well. The ability to work under stress and experience handling animals is essential. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including days, nights and weekend shifts.  

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by February 19, 2018 to:

Carol Link
Animal Centre Manager, SD&G
clink@ospca.on.ca

 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville, and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario.  Our Orangeville & District Centre location currently has the following position available:

Centre Manager – Orangeville Centre

18 Month Contract - Full Time Position

POSITION SUMMARY

The Orangeville Branch Manager is responsible and accountable for the overall operations of the Branch, promotion of the Ontario SPCA’s mission and implementation of provincial initiatives within the Center and the surrounding community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and nurture relationships with volunteers, donors, suppliers, media and municipal government agencies
  • Promote public awareness of the Branch and its services through the media and other marketing mediums.
  • Plan, develop and execute various fundraising activities to increase revenue to the Branch through innovative and effective means
  • Responsible for short-term and long-term planning, budgeting, staffing, volunteer management, fundraising, purchasing, animal care, and other related branch activities.
  • You will be flexible to work weekends and evenings as required. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three years experience in community outreach, fundraising and networking;
  • Possess a post-secondary business related education or equivalent experience, as well as three years in a similar role with financial management, operational planning and staff supervision;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and leadership skills will be critical to this position;
  • Proven experience in community relations and business marketing, volunteer management and media will be considered assets; good understanding of the Community
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • If considered, you must have a Valid Class “G” driver’s license, be able to provide and maintain a clean Drivers Abstract and have no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted. 

 

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging position and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume with a covering letter including salary expectations by February 16, 2018 to:

Calla Spencer
Center Manager
Ontario SPCA
cspencer@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “Orangeville Manager’ in the subject line

 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 

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