Animal Care & Facility Technician 

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Animal Care & Facility Technician (full-time)

The Organization:

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, a world-class wildlife rehabilitation centre, located in Errington, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, cares for ill, injured and orphaned wildlife, and educates the public on wildlife and environmental issues.

The Position:

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is accepting applications for one full-time Animal Care & Facility Technician to join our team and support the maintenance and operation of the Centre.

 

The position works under the direction, support and supervision of the Operations Manager and Animal Care Supervisior.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position requires a mature and responsible person that works well within a team and independently and can readily adapt to changing circumstances. It is physically demanding and requires attention to detail.

 Animal Care: 

  • Participate in animal intake and care duties.

  • Rescue and transport wildlife.  Work with existing animal rescue/transport volunteers.

  • Follow treatment protocols and diet formulas for birds and other animals in rehabilitation.

  • Ensure facility hygiene and adherence to health and safety protocols.

  • Must be able to work on short notice and in emergency situations.

  • Help ensure safety of the public and of resident animals.

Facility:

  • As part of the Animal Care team, maintain washrooms, museum, Learning Centre, Treatment Centre, Recovery Room and Eco Centre.

  • Assist Yard Foreman with site maintenance duties as required.

  • Open/Close the Gift Shop and Eco Centre, turn off alarms for volunteers in the absence of Office Administrator.

 

Education Programs:

  • Work alongside Education Volunteers with educational birds and programs.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements: 

  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s license with clean driving abstract (proof required) and reliable transportation

  • Must be able to fluently speak and write English

  • Must be willing to get a Police Information Check as a condition of employment

  • Must be in excellent physical health

  • Must have WHMIS or be willing to obtain certification as condition of employment

  • Excellent “people skills” and communication capabilities

  • Must be able to follow direction well

  • Excellent time management

  • Willingness to learn and grow into roles with more responsibilities

  • Willingness to follow strict protocols and procedures

  • Excellent teamwork skills and good work ethic.

  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the organization.

Full Time

Hours: 40 hours per week - working weekends

Wage: $17.00 per hour with raise and group health benefit package upon successful probation period

To apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and 2 references (at least one from a workplace) to wildlife@niwra.org  Attention Joyce Lee. Please write Animal Care & Facility Technician in the subject line.

 

We appreciate all applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We reserve the right to close the vacancies early depending on the number of applications received, so encourage you to submit your details as soon as possible if you are interested.