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Animal Caretaker/ Full Time/4 Days Per week

Company: Andrus Childrens Center
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The Animal Caretaker is a member of the Operations/Facilities team who oversees the daily care and enrichment of the animals while maintaining the grounds of the ANDRUS Therapeutic FarmThe Animal Caretaker must also complete other tasks and responsibilities not covered herein when necessary. Essential Duties:

  • Observe and document general animal health and behavior while on shift. Maintain proper records of health medication, behavior, enrichment, training, welfare and visitor engagement in electronic and hard copies when necessary.
  • Complete visual assessments of animals, work areas and grounds to ensure proper standards are maintained.
  • Maintain animal barns cleaning daily, deep cleanings twice weekly. Organizing food storage and inventory.
  • Participate in landscaping improvements, including mowing, grading, planting, pruning, weed control to ensure healthy and attractive appearance of grounds.
  • During inclement weather respond to emergencies to ensure grounds are safe for animals. Plow and salt walkways for safety.
  • Attend veterinary visits and ensure accurate record keeping.
  • Perform routine and emergency maintenance repairs to ensure animal barns, walkways, fencing are all in compliance and safe.
  • Respond to all emergencies that pertain to the animals and the farm.
  • Support the strategic plan of the organization.
  • Ability to adhere to our organization's core values and commitments.Essential Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent with three to five years of relevant experience working with farm animals.
    • Demonstrated experience in grounds keeping, animal care and related service settings.
    • Extensive experience operating landscaping tolls and equipment.
    • Valid NYS Driver's License.
    • Ability to access and utilize ADP app on smartphone or other device for access to agency programs
      • Physical/Travel Requirements
      • walk
      • climb
      • Bend
      • Ability to lift weights up to 50lbsThe employee must be able to meet these requirements with or without a reasonable accommodationDisclaimerNothing in this job descriptions restricts Andrus; right to modify the duties/responsibilities of this job at any time, with or without advanced notice.EEO StatementAndrus is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: Andrus Childrens Center, Yonkers , Animal Caretaker/ Full Time/4 Days Per week, Other , Yonkers, New York

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