BC SPCA Wild ARC - Junior Wildlife Rehabilitator

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Position Title: JUNIOR WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR (5 Positions available)
Type: Temporary, Full-time Position May 1– Sep 6, 2022
Classification: CUPE Local 50
Wage: $17.69 per hour
Reporting Relationship: Wild ARC Manager and Assistant Manager

Closing Date: February 14, 2022 (Midnight EST)
Submit resume and cover letter including 3 references together as one document

Other Job requirements: The HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program may fund some of these positions. Please feel free to apply even if you do not meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements. CSJ criteria including:
• must be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment looking for career related experience
• must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
• must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations (proof required)
NOTE - Aboriginal students are encouraged to self-identify as this has been identified as a local priority in the constituency by Canada Summer Jobs.

Position Summary:
The Junior Wildlife Rehabilitator will participate in all wildlife care duties and the daily operation of the centre, including rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, in addition to maintenance of facilities and cleaning. By telephone and in person, promote the BC SPCA philosophy and mandate with respect to wildlife and animal welfare. Work in a humane, professional, and responsible manner, and encourage by teaching and example, other staff and volunteers to show the same qualities. Maintain operations to BC SPCA Wild ARC guidelines in conjunction with IWRC/NWRA minimum standards for wildlife rehabilitation

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participate in all daily animal care duties including admission, rescue, triage, examination, treatment, diet planning, food preparation, feeding and release
• Perform duties as required including answering phone calls, interacting with the public, veterinarians, government, etc. in order to maintain centre operations
• Ensure facility hygiene and adherence to health and safety protocols
• Assist in the training and management of volunteers
• Maintain detailed records including patient-files, care instructions, and patient log book; perform data entry of files and analysis of records
• Rescue and transport wildlife
• Participate in cage design, construction, and maintenance as required
• Pick up supplies and donations as required
• Attend and participate in team meetings, training, workshops and other projects as required
• Liaise with other rehabilitation organizations and perform regular research to ensure highest standards of animal care; stay abreast of current wildlife rehabilitation practices
• Work shifts as required (weekends, evenings, stat holidays) and perform other related duties as assigned

Education, Skills & Abilities:
• Minimum 1 year of post-secondary studies in Biological Sciences, Conservation or Environmental Studies, Animal Care, or relevant field
• Demonstrated animal care experience with wild mammals and birds through volunteering or practicum experience (include in resume # hours completed)
• Basic knowledge of natural history, identification, and behaviour of BC wildlife species; familiar with provincial and federal government wildlife regulations and rehabilitation permit requirements
• Strong teamwork skills and work ethic
• Excellent communication skills including telephone and public speaking
• Capable of handling a demanding workload and long hours; work weekends and statutory holidays
• Ability to work in all types of outdoor conditions
• Comfortable working with potentially hazardous conditions, such as contact with parasites, zoonotic diseases, dangerous animals, and chemicals
• Requires substantial physical labour (must be able to lift 50 pounds)
• Must be vaccinated for tetanus (and rabies preferred)
• Must be able to work in emergency situations, on short notice
• Good physical stamina and health
• Intermediate level of computer literacy
• Good driving record with no new driver restrictions
• Access to vehicle use daily (Wild ARC is not on a direct transit route)

How to apply:
If you are up for the challenge, are legally entitled to work in Canada and would like to be a part of our Wild ARC team, we invite you to click on apply now or use the link: http://spca.bc.ca/about-us/careers/

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices. We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission and guiding principles.
No telephone calls please. We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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