Employment

Our employees make a difference! We have many opportunities throughout the year for dedicated, passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals and touch the lives of countless families.

Current Employment Opportunities

Benefits of Working at SICSA:

  • Discounted Adoptions
  • Discounted Veterinary Services
  • Discounted Pet Food
  • Surrounded by like-minded people
  • Be a part of the community
  • Save lives!

Employment Opportunities

Registered Veterinary Technician

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Technician
Department: Veterinary Clinic
FLSA Status: Non Exempt FT
Reports To: Veterinary Clinic Manager

General Scope
The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) will aid the veterinarians in providing safe, compassionate, and quality patient care in surgery, wellness, and in-shelter animal care. This includes preparing animals and the clinic area for surgeries, monitoring anesthesia, assisting in overseeing patient recovery, assisting in diagnostic testing, medical record-keeping, infectious disease management, and prescription and controlled substance management.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities

• Surgical support including: pre-medication and anesthetic induction of animals for surgery; monitoring animals under anesthesia; and assisting in overseeing animal anesthetic recoveries.
• Support the veterinarians by performing diagnostics, processing laboratory samples, accurately filling prescriptions, dental prophylaxis, and employing appropriate disease management techniques.
• Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including anesthesia machines, surgical tables and surfaces, surgical suite, etc.
• Providing care for animals, including vaccination, performance of medical treatments (i.e. nail clipping, ear cleaning etc.), medicating and assisting with euthanasia as needed.
• Maintaining patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results in an electronic records system (ShelterLuv or Vetter).
• Maintaining an inventory of medications for ordering drugs and treatment supplies.
• Maintaining controlled substances drug log.
• Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
• Maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor and providing good customer service while working with fosters, volunteers and clients. This includes clients seen through the public spay/neuter and wellness programs, as well as answering questions the clients may have after surgery.
• Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
• Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping with phone calls and scheduling as well as occasionally working at special events.

Please send your resume to clinic@sicsa.org.

Animal Care Technician

Job Title: Animal Care Technician

Department: Animal Care

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt: Full-Time

Reports To: Animal Care and Behavioral Manager

SICSA is looking for friendly, helpful multitaskers who love people and pets and have go-getter attitudes. Excellent customer service skills are a must, as well as attention to detail and a love for working in a fast-paced environment.

General Scope:

Provides quality basic and behavioral care for SICSA resident animals, in accordance with SICSA's policies and procedures.     

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide basic husbandry for in-custody animals per SICSA animal care and disease management protocols.  This includes feeding, walking dogs, cleaning cat litter boxes, and cleaning and disinfecting kennels and supplies.
  • Carry out designated health care programs for specific animals as directed by the staff veterinarians and Animal Care and Behavioral Manager.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Animal Care and Behavioral Manager and staff veterinarians regarding changes in animal health and behavior.  
  • Provide appropriate environmental enrichment for all animals onsite as directed by the Animal Care and Behavioral Manager to ensure the emotional and mental well-being of our animals, which will enhance their adoptability.   

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

    • Dependability and ability to follow instructions; 
    • Have interest in and/or general knowledge of animal care, welfare, and behavior; 
    • Ability to understand and accept the reality of euthanizing animals when necessary; 
    • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and volunteers; 
    • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns; 
    • Willingness to adapt to and remain calm in a constantly-changing and stressful work environment; 
    • Unwavering compassion for helping animals in need 

Physical Requirements

    •  Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, and manipulate (lift, carry, and move) up to 50 pounds. 
    • Ability to be around animals of varying sizes and temperament in, occasionally, noisy environments. 
    • Responsible for presenting a neat and professional appearance to the public at all times.   

Other Requirements:

  • High school diploma 
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license 

To apply, please send a professional resume and brief cover letter with the subject line “Animal Care Technician Position” to mwyant@sicsa.org

Part-Time Veterinary Assistant

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant
Department: Veterinary Clinic
FLSA Status: Non Exempt FT
Reports To: Veterinary Clinic Manager

General Scope
The Veterinary Assistant will aid the veterinarians as needed in surgery, wellness appointments, and with shelter medicine responsibilities, as well as ensures that the clinic facility and equipment are clean and in good working order. Additionally, he or she performs the check-in and release of animals for the public spay/neuter and wellness programs, provides animal restraint, and assists with preparing animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities

  • Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including equipment, cages, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.
  • Monitoring the health of the animals, during surgery and post-op, on an ongoing basis, rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions and immediately reporting them to the veterinarian.
  • Providing care for animals, including vaccination, performance of medical treatments (i.e. nail clipping, ear cleaning etc.), medicating and assisting with euthanasia as needed.
  • Maintaining patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results in an electronic records system (ShelterLuv or Vetter), and by processing patient check-in/check-out documents and transactions.
  • Maintaining an inventory of medications for ordering drugs and treatment supplies.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor and providing good customer service while working with fosters, volunteers and clients. This includes checking in and releasing animals for the public spay/neuter and wellness programs, as well as answering questions the clients may have after surgery.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping with phone calls and scheduling as well as occasionally working at special events

Specific Job Skills:

  • Exceptional customer service/people skills, including comfort with discussing post-op care of animals with the general public.
  • Experience and comfort in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective, and humane manner, especially animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Knowledge of contemporary clinic and shelter maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices.
  • Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior, and familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats.
  • Knowledge of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Ability and initiative to self-direct work duties with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment, and a professional personal appearance.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work in the busy, demanding environment of an animal adoption center and spay/neuter veterinary clinic, including the ability to work with volunteers, fosters and the general public.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English required.
  • Ability to identify problems or patient conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of the immediate supervisor.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Treat people and animals with respect, contribute to effective teamwork, and foster public relations beneficial to the shelter and its programs.
  • Experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, veterinary clinic or other animal welfare agency are a plus.
  • Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands.
  • Physical ability to move animals and goods.
  • Physical ability to restrain dogs and cats.
  • Physical ability to push up to 150 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds regularly throughout a normal workday required.
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evening hours

Educational Requirements:

  • Previous experience in an animal shelter or veterinary environment preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Please send your resume to clinic@sicsa.org.

Resource and Intake Specialist

Job Title:                    Resource & Intake Specialist
Department:              Adoption & Alternative Services
FLSA Status:             Part-Time, Non Exempt
Reports To:                Help Center Program Manager

General Scope:
The Resource & Intake Specialist is dedicated to preventing homeless animals through the provision of resources aimed at diverting dog and cat intake from the animal sheltering system, when possible; as well as increasing animal lives saved through intake, rescue transfer, and referrals. This position requires a combination of animal handling skills, communication skills, and compassion for both people and pets. SICSA is currently hiring for a part-time position, 1-2 days/week, with the possibility of additional hours in the future.

Major Responsibilities:

  • In all interactions, provide excellent customer service to clients and act with compassion and empathy to help them feel welcomed and supported
  • Assist the community with identification and, if appropriate, provision of resources aimed at keeping animals in their homes (intake diversion)
  • Check and respond to e-mail, phone, and Facebook messages related to the Help Center
  • Assist with triaging pets to determine the most appropriate path for care and help
  • Review incoming owner surrender intake and/or self-supported rehoming applications with clients and evaluate for potential surrender, referral, or intake diversion
  • Schedule owner surrender intake appointments
  • Assist with basic behavior and health intake evaluations
  • Provide safe and humane restraint for medical procedures and handling
  • Adhere to SICSA disease management processes, including cleaning and sanitizing the evaluation and intake areas as required
  • Maintain accurate records, including entering all intake information into the appropriate database, documenting important notes regarding the behavior and health of new animals, and tracking data for program benchmarks, as necessary
  • Communicate difficulties, problems, and suggestions for improvement using the appropriate process/chain of command

 Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

  • Humane animal handling and restraint
  • Comfort working with new cats and dogs, sometimes with unknown histories
  • Excellent communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse personalities
  • Ability to navigate conflict, emotionally difficult situations, and deal with high-stress situations calmly and with strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to a schedule
  • Ability to learn and work with a variety of technology; including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and shelter software (ShelterLuv)
  • Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals
  • Enthusiastic about teamwork and a willingness to cross-train with other programs
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands; to hear, to see, and to move animals and goods
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification
  • Ability to work with cleaning materials
  • Ability to use strength and agility while working with active animals
  • Must be able and willing to handle a variety of animals, temperaments, and sizes

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record as defined by SICSA’s current insurance carrier
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience working in an animal care field; animal shelter experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service

To apply, please e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to JDavis@sicsa.org.