Position/Title: PERMANENT PART-TIME WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR
(up to 32 hours per week)
Reports to: WILD CARE’s Animal Care Coordinator
Salary: $12.75 per hour. This position does not offer benefits, housing or transportation.
WILD CARE Job Description: Posted 02/19/20
Purpose: The Wildlife Rehabilitator is responsible for supporting Wild Care Clinic Staff with animal patient care, including husbandry and medical care. The Wildlife Rehabilitator will work with a wide variety of animals, including but not limited to: songbirds, seabirds, small mammals (non-rabies vector species), turtles and other native Cape Cod species. The Wildlife Rehabilitator also assists with public education through Wild Care’s Wildlife Helpline.
- Cage cleaning and animal husbandry
- Food preparation
- Orphaned bird and mammal care (non-rabies vector species)
- Prepare and administer medications
- Assist staff and consulting veterinarians with animal restraint
- Admit animals and direct public to complete patient intake records
- Assist with volunteer and intern training
- Retrieve and respond to Helpline messages as directed
- Secure and deploy volunteers for rescues
- Participate in rescues and releases
- Inventory food and supplies
- Ensure that animal records are properly recorded and filed
- Conduct daily animal-related data entry
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must hold a current Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Permit through MassWildlife, or be scheduled to apply for a permit within 3 months of hire date. (Requirement may be waived for extremely qualified candidates with animal husbandry or wildlife experience.)
- Must pay close attention to detail.
- Must take direction well.
- Must work well independently and within groups.
- An enthusiastic, detail oriented, creative, and upbeat personality is highly desired.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Must have a current Tetanus vaccine. Rabies vaccinated is a plus.
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter, to Stephanie Ellis,
Wild Care Executive Director, at [email protected].
Application deadline: March 31, 2020. Only serious applicants need apply.
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