|Possess an understanding of general canine behavior and handling.
Ability to recognize stress signs in various animal species including but not limited to canines.
Willingness to learn and be able to identify animal body language.
Ability to work with animals of all sizes including dogs in excess of 100 lbs.
Possess general animal handling skills.
Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, walking and standing for 6-8 hours or more per day.
Ability to lift and carry 70lbs.
Ensure a safe work environment and follow safety guidelines.
Take immediate action to address any safety and welfare issues that may put staff members, volunteers, customers or animals at a risk.
Proficient in MS Office and Pet Point.
Consistently maintains a positive attitude treating both people and animals with respect.
Must be a team player who enjoys collaboration.
Companion Animal Behavior experience and Animal Welfare knowledge preferred.
Experience working with under socialized dogs with extreme fear issues preferred.
Knowledge of positive reinforcement and animal training techniques a plus.
Temperament Testing and canine playgroup experience a plus.
Must be comfortable working outdoors in the various weather elements of South Carolina and a shelter environment (extreme heat, cold, dust, dirt, temperature changes, rain, occasional wet floors, animal noises, odors and dander).