Animal Care Specialist
22051 Old 64 Hwy Hermitage, Missouri 65668. Full time and part time positions available
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Animal Care Specialist
Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary is hiring! Come join our team and be part of a rewarding, compassionate mission. You will help provide a safe, happy place to play and work! Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply.

You will:
- Monitor dogs at play
- Observe/recognize body language/behavior
- Develop connections with each dog by staying hands on and engaged with the pack.
- Comfort the anxious
- Calm the excitable
- Reassure the hesitant
- Redirect the inappropriate
- Be prepared to immediately intervene as a pack leader to avoid personality conflict
- Cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day
- Able to stand on your feet throughout your shift
-Must have personal, reliable transportation
-Experience with animal care is a plus
-Not afraid of POOOOO (really)
-Excellent cleaning skills (lives truly depend on this)
-Ability to lift at least 50 pounds (there are chonky dogs here!)
-Willing to be a team player and a part of the Woof-Pack family!
-Be rewarded with un-ending kisses, hugs, and love from all the senior dogs! The love from all of the Woof-Pack is truly amazing!

Animal Care Specialists are responsible for the daily care of the senior dogs at Whispering Willows. They will ensure proper care and treatment of all seniors in accordance with the organization’s mission and vision. You have to be kind, compassionate, but having a sense of humor definitely is a bonus!

Hiring for full-time and part-time positions. Shifts are 6 am to 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 9 pm. All shifts include weekends and holidays.

⭐ Training is hands-on with fast paced learning.⭐ Extremely fast paced environment with constant change. Must be able to adapt quickly and have a compassionate heart!
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What certifications, licenses, or training do you have that would pertain to this position? *
Have you ever worked or volunteered at an animal shelter/ rescue? If so, please list name and number. *
Do you understand that we are a hospice sanctuary and help sick, dying, injured senior dogs? What are your views on euthanasia and have you ever been present for one? *
What is your greatest strength and biggest weakness in a work environment? *
This position will require the ability to: LIft 50 lbs. Work in outdoor weather year round in hot/ cold conditions. Stand on your feet for your shift, Kneel, bend, squat. Do you have any pre-existing conditions that would prevent you from doing any of these duties while working? *
Before you fully apply or get an interview please tell us where the sanctuary is located and make sure we are within your driving distance. How far is the sanctuary from your location? *
Please list two work references. Name and phone number, do not include family. *
Are you 18 yrs old or older? *
What is your favorite dog breed, tell us why? *
Is there any dog breed that makes you uncomfortable? if so, please explain. *
Are you on parole or have you ever been convicted of a crime? if yes, please explain. *
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