Thursday, April 7, 2011

Job Opportunity: Supervisor — Kennel

Under the direction of the Manager — Animal Care and Rehoming, the Supervisor — Kennel is responsible for the day to day operations of the Shelter.

1. Professional Responsibilities

• Oversee the daily kennel operations
• Ensure animal emotional and physical health
• Ensure a high level of animal husbandry
• Train and supervise kennel staff
• Assess kennel staff performance
• Provide case consultation to other staff and managers
• Consult with professionals and others
• Provide crisis intervention services
• Be aware of and make use of community resources
• Ensure positive public relations and customer service practices

2. Administrative Responsibilities

• Represent the OHS in a professional manner
• Be thoroughly familiar with and ensure adherence to pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies and good animal care practices
• Participate in supervision, evaluation and training sessions
• Maintain OHS facilities and equipment
• Prepare accurate expense accounts, payroll and other forms
• Produce written reports and records
• Maintain computerized files
• Prepare and maintain staff schedules
• Network with other service providers and professionals
• Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
• Provide training and orientation to new staff as required
• Assist in the hiring of staff
• Train, supervise and support student, volunteer and work placements
• Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures
• May be required to assume the responsibilities of Supervisor

3. Program Development

• Participate in appropriate OHS committees
• Contribute to ongoing evaluation of program objectives
• Participate in the identification and achievement of OHS objectives
• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of social, environmental and cultural issues relating to animal welfare, health and husbandry
• May be required to participate in public relations and promotional activities
• Represent OHS in a professional manner

Education and Experience:

• A veterinary technician diploma
• 2 to 5 years clinical experience
• 2 years experience in a supervisory role


• Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required
• Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

• Employees will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
• Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner including, but not limited to, lifts and transfers of large animals
• Employees will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer
• Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information
• Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely

You may submit your resume and application to Marlene Bradley, Manager of Animal Care and Rehoming, at

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