Seasonal Animal Care Staff - Wildlife In Need Center, Oconomowoc, WI

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Seasonal Animal Care Staff - Wildlife In Need Center Oconomowoc, WI
General Position Guidelines:
The Seasonal Animal Care Staff assists with the care, treatment, and release of wild patients at the Wildlife in Need Center. This position is 20-24 hours per week through October 31, 2022 and reports to the Director of Animal Care.

Position Objectives:
• Quality care and treatment of all wildlife patients.
• Compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assists Animal Care staff with most daily operations including (but not limited to) husbandry, admissions, care and treatment of wildlife in care at WINC.
• Set up and maintain animal caging and enclosures as directed by animal care staff.
• Responsibility for the accuracy of patient records and ensure that patient charts and care sheets are accurate and updated.
• Ensure that protocols for infection/disease control are being followed.
• Assist Animal Care staff with the oversight and training of interns.
• Work with and assist animal care volunteers as needed.
• Responsibility for adherence to WINC’s animal care policies and procedures.
• Maintain cleanliness and order in all work areas.
• Foster and maintain the wild nature of patients by following WINC policies and procedures.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Provide input on animal care policies and procedures.
• Assist in maintaining accurate records and good relationships with home care/foster volunteers.
• Seek assistance as needed to meet the position objectives, i.e. request specific training or identify a need for specialized equipment/supplies.
• Assist all staff in providing proper enrichment and medical care to WINC’s educational ambassadors.
• Assist with releases when necessary.
• Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds, endure long workdays in a physically and emotionally demanding setting while maintaining focus, accuracy and physical activities required by the job.

Qualifications:
• Experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation preferred.
• Ability to work well with other people and as a member of a team.
• Project a positive attitude toward co-workers, supervisor, volunteers and interns.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and complete them in an efficient manner.
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
• Continually learn about our diverse patient population and be able to adapt procedures and protocols to support both population-based and individualized care in a high volume setting.

To apply: Please submit a resume, three professional references and cover letter explaining how your qualifications fit the requirements of this position to Elisa Fosco at lfosco@helpingwildife.org.

The Wildlife in Need Center is an equal employment opportunity organization. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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