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Dog Daycare Attendant at Bark + Boarding Escondido

Company: Bark + Boarding Escondido
Location: Escondido
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDaycare AttendantReports to: Shift Leader, Daycare Supervisor, Front Desk Supervisor, General ManagerPosition Status: Part Time or Full Time (including weekends and holidays)Wage: $15/hourDog Daycare Attendant is a learned job. You will not be expected to be able to perform any of the following job duties without first going through a training period. In addition, we are always learning from each other and from the dogs, and experiencing daycare first-hand is the best way to learn dog behavior and to become comfortable with acceptable types of play. You will never be asked or expected to do anything for which you are not fully trained and comfortable. As a Daycare Attendant at Bark+Boarding, you will be responsible for supervising play in our busy dog daycare program. Much of the job involves monitoring play while being aware of various play styles and ensuring that all dogs are safe, stress-free, and having fun. You will also be expected to help maintain a clean play space for the dogs by watching for, picking up, and properly disposing of any waste. You will help dispense food during meal times, and may be asked to administer medications. Daycare is an interactive play environment and carries some inherent risks, both to the dogs and to the staff. Our #1 priority here is safety, and the daycare team plays an integral role in keeping everyone (dog + human) free from harm. You will be expected to be able to recognize a potential problem before it escalates, and to know how to quickly and carefully break up any situation. Although fights in the daycare are rare, if one does happen you will be expected to involve yourself without hesitation.Additional responsibilities: We are a small business and therefore everyone is expected to help with other tasks when needed. Other things which you may be asked to help with include cleaning, taking boarding dogs outside, feeding meals to boarding dogs, bathing dogs, and general housekeeping around the building such as sweeping or mopping. Physical Requirements: This job includes prolonged standing and walking. You must be able to move quickly in the event of a fight. This job includes occasional lifting (up to 50 pounds) and frequent bending. Qualifications:

  • Compassion towards all living creatures and the willingness to put it into action.
  • Be able to follow schedules and instructions.
  • Have access to a smart device (email and/or cell phone).
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Be comfortable being in large groups (packs) of dogs.
  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Previous work experience demonstrating dependability.
  • Previous experience providing animal care (personal or job related).
  • Self motivated, independent worker.
  • Proven ability to follow instructions and learn new things.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and proven problem solving skills.Primary Duties:Dog Handling
  • Interact with dogs in playgroups using appropriate tools to ensure safe levels of play and minimizing stress levels of all dogs in playgroup.
  • Maintain visual observation of dogs at all times and spread attention and play among all dogs in playgroup.
  • Control level of play by following dog management and control procedures and instructions provided by management and supervisors.
  • Use proper dog handling techniques as instructed by management and supervisors.
  • Use proper dog introduction procedures.
  • Use appropriate praise and dog correction methods. Dog & Zone Management
  • Ensure you know all dogs in playgroup and can properly identify them. If not, request assistance from other staff or management.
  • Assist Shift Leaders and Supervisors with Evaluations. Remain in the Main Zone to ensure the safety of the main pack while the Shift Leader and/or Supervisor are in the Evaluation zone.
  • Watch all new dogs carefully and immediately consult with supervisors if you have concerns.
  • Maintain playroom as instructed per the posted open and closing checklists. Communication & Team Building
  • For all dogs in playgroup, report any unusual behavior, or eliminations and injuries to shift leader and supervisors immediately.
  • Ensure that all staff that relieve you for break or shift change know all of the dogs in the group, know the special needs dog status and any unusual behaviors or concerns you have been managing during your shift.
  • Review information on the whiteboard in the Main Zone with Shift Leader before start of shift and comply with instructions.
  • Complete dog incident reports in a timely manner when required. If you are not sure whether a report is required check with management or supervisors.
  • Ability to work cohesively with your team in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and demeanor in all aspects of their position including room management and customer service.
  • Takes their own development as a personal responsibility and uses mistakes or challenges as an opportunity to grow to a higher standard of performance. Cleaning Duties
  • Complete general cleaning duties as posted or assigned
  • Scoop dog waste immediately and dispose of it as instructed
  • Mop up accidents immediately
  • Dust mopping/wet mopping floors as needed/assigned.
  • Removing trash from trash bins and placing into outside dumpster.
  • Disinfect inside/outside area
  • Changing/Laundering bedding
  • Cleaning water bowls, food bowls, crates, etc. Available shifts and compensation: We have available shifts all days of the week. Compensation is $15.00/hour.About BarkandBoarding: Are you interested in helping others? Are you committed to personal and compassionate client and pet care? Bark + Boarding, a fast-growing pet care company located in Baileys Crossroads, VA, Want to join a team that has been awarded The Washington Post's Top Workplaces Award multiple times as well as Smart CEO Magazine's Corporate Culture award twice!By applying to this job, you agree to receive periodic text messages from this employer and Homebase about your pending job application. Opt out anytime. Msg & data rates may apply.

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