Job Description

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The Animal Care Attendant provides compassionate, attentive care to the animals at ACCT Philly at all
times. They have primary responsibility for ensuring the well-being of animals at ACCT by providing a
clean, healthy environment, nutritious food, and enrichment and activity. The ACA uses a low stress
approach to help animals have as good an experience in ACCT’s care as possible.
Core Responsibilities
Animal Husbandry & Handling
● Clean animal housing on an ongoing basis
● Provide food and water as outlined by policy to ensure a nutritious, appropriate diet
● Ensure animals have comfortable bedding and enrichment items such as toys, treats, etc. at all
● Provide animals with meaningful human interaction including walking dogs and interacting with
cats and other animals
● Handle animals in a low stress manner for vaccines, exams, and euthanasia
● Observe and document any medical or behavioral concerns to notify the appropriate
departments or personnel
● Facilitate the movement of animals around the building, including those already deceased
Kennel & Facility Maintenance
● Ensuring animal housing areas and the general facility present as well maintained and clean, by
providing ongoing upkeep and cleaning ie. sweeping, mopping, removal of trash, etc.
● Assist in the upkeep of supplies and tools including stocking items, laundry, dishes, and cleaning
and disinfection of animal equipment
● Assist with janitorial duties in and around facility/grounds including but not limited to trash and
snow removal
● Perform lost and found walk throughs with clients as needed
● Maintain a friendly demeanor and provide quality customer service when assisting the public
● Other duties and special projects as assigned by management
Treats animals and people with respect; demonstrates ability to work with minimal supervision and
direction; enjoys physically challenging work; is welcoming to people and able to proactively engage with
a variety of stakeholders; possesses excellent work ethic; demonstrates maturity and good judgement; is
comfortable and able to work with animals of varying species, size, health status, and temperaments;
ability to lift and move up to 50lbs;
Education and Work Experience
High school diploma or GED required
Work Environment
ACCT Philly is open to the public 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on weekends and holidays,
and may have as many as 300 interactions with the public in a given day, including with volunteers and
rescue partners. The shelter operates at a fast pace and experiences rapid turnover of animals. While
performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently exposed to odors and high levels of noise.
This is a full-time position, averaging a minimum of eight (8) hours per day, forty (40) hours per week.
Work schedule including days and hours may vary according to the needs of the organization, may
include weekends, nights, and holidays. This position is a FLSA non-exempt status. This is a Union position.
Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Manager

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Tamara Glover
Human Resources Manager

Closing Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

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