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Wildlife Care Technician

Anderson Humane Wildlife Center (formerly Fox Valley Wildlife Center) is seeking Wildlife Care Technicians to help with the 2021 wild baby season. Our WCTs work closely with Anderson’s full time licensed wildlife rehabilitators in order to provide care to the thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals AHWC receives yearly.

Reports to: Wildlife Care Manager
Job-Type: Seasonal, 40 hours/week from May-August (with additional opportunities beginning in April and ending in September)
Pay Rate: $11/hour

Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to);

• Feeding animals (babies to adults)
• Daily maintenance that includes cleaning, dishes and laundry
• Speaking with the public when performing intake administration and managing wildlife hotline
• Being trained to work with and handle wild animals (this includes contact with animal urine and feces)
• Assisting with cases of severe illness or trauma
• Performing medical tasks such as fluid therapy, wound care, and injections
• Supervision of volunteers/interns performing animal care tasks
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Required orientation and mandatory training sessions
• 18+ years of age
• Ability to type, and enter data into database
• Feel comfortable handling wildlife of all species (training will be provided)
• Effective time management skills; can multi-task and redirect efforts when priorities change.
• Communicates clearly verbally and in written form; superior interpersonal communication skills exuding warmth and inclusion.
• Models professional behavior; remains calm and pleasant to diffuse stressful or high-emotion situations; asks appropriate questions in an effort to gather pertinent information.

Work Environment

Willingness and ability to work with domestic and wild animals of all temperaments and species, and to accommodate animals in the workplace. Exposure to high noise levels; potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches.

Physical Requirements

Ability to stand, crouch, bend at the waist, kneel, squat, walk, crawl, climb and talk for up to four hours a day; lift at least fifty pounds from floor to table height and vice-versa; engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms and hands, and to hear and see at levels where the movement of animals and objects is not physically limited; input data, read computer screens and printed material; communicate effectively in-person, on a phone, while video conferencing and in email.

Euthanasia Statement

All volunteers and staff of Anderson Humane Center must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to re-release wild animals, on occasion animals must be euthanized

Interested Candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Molly Craig, Wildlife Care Manager, at mcraig@andersonanimalshelter.org.

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