Job Description

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Shelter Assistant

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part Time – 24 hours per week (Friday – Sunday)
Salary: $17.88 per hour

Who We Are: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. It is our mission is to build healthy relationships between people and animals. PHS/SPCA is truly an open admission shelter, not only accepting many pet animals who might be refused at other shelters, but also taking care of injured and orphaned native wildlife from San Francisco through San Mateo and the northern half of Santa Clara County. Our work means 6,300 lives saved each year. To learn more about us, visit

Who You Are: You are an enthusiastic, hardworking, animal advocate who will work to provide medical care as well as humane care and treatment to all sheltered animals. You have excellent customer service skills to ensure proper admitting, preparation, monitoring, recovery and discharge of animals in the spay/neuter clinic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
• Conduct assigned morning or evening rounds of all areas of the shelter to ensure the well being of all animals.

• Prepare daily list of animals requiring vet exams.

• Administer daily medical treatment to all sheltered animals as prescribed by staff veterinarians.

• Perform health checks of animals before they are placed for adoption. Tasks include scanning for a microchip, placing an ID band, vaccination & deworming of animals, photographing and examining animals when necessary.

• Assist Veterinarians with examination of shelter animals.

• Assist Lost and Found by providing clients who have lost a pet a walkthrough of the shelter. Maintain Lost and Found paperwork.

• Bring animals that are being returned to their owners to the Receiving Department.

• Kennel animals being dropped off to the Receiving Department.

• Check phone messages and log messages for Veterinary Assistants to return call.

• Sort through items donated to the shelter and place them in the appropriate area.

• Assist in the Spay & Neuter Clinic with the cleaning of the clinic and of surgical instruments; return animals to their kennels at the end of the day after they have had surgery.

• Provide humane care and treatment of all sheltered animals.

• Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in all work spaces.

• Maintain department equipment in good working order. Report items for repair/replacement as needed to appropriate supervisory staff

• Perform general office duties

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job may supervise volunteers assisting with shelter treatments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must also have a flexible schedule and available to work holidays, as needed. Must be able to work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Must possess a valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, shelter medical records and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before members of the pubic, volunteers, or employees of organization. Good oral and written communication skills.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Chameleon database software or become proficient within the probationary period (first six months from hire date). Basic knowledge, or become proficient with Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills, and data entry.

Excellent Benefits Package Available
• Medical /Dental /Vision/Life/ Flex Spending
• Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay
• Employee Assistance Plan
• Continued education and reimbursement opportunities
• Retirement plan & employer matching

Available to all employees with pets:
• Free vaccines, spay/neuter, microchipping, and two pet adoptions
• Discounted euthanasia services/cremation, bloodwork, urinalysis, prescription food, and discounts at our retail stores.

For more information about our available job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

This is a part time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Alessa Best
Senior HR Manager

Closing Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

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