Careers

The Ottawa Humane Society is a non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. Since 1888, we have been the leading organization providing a safe haven for sick, injured and homeless animals in Ottawa.

Attendant: Outreach

Veterinarian

There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

OHS Job Application
The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

 

Attendant: Outreach

Number of opportunities: 2
Department: Outreach
Hourly wage rate:  starting at $16.92 (per April 1st 2018 collective agreement)
Estimated start date: ASAP

Hours of work:  Part time hours (includes weekends and evenings) with the potential for full time summer employment for approximately 10 weeks as part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Candidates must currently be enrolled in school and provide proof of registration for fall 2018 at time of hire to be eligible.

A bit about us and the role

The Ottawa Humane Society offers a number of programs geared toward the next generation of animal lovers. In this role you will be responsible for facilitating child and youth programming like birthday parties, OHS Animal Advocate Program, group tours as well as our popular Off-Leash day camps for children aged six to 12 years old.

Our ideal candidate(s) must have experience working with children and youth in a group setting, ideally in a camp or day camp setting. You must have great presentation skills, a passion for animal welfare and be able to communicate in English and French to a variety of audiences. You must be First Aid certified or able to secure it before your first day, energetic and ideally have some animal handling experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Minimum of three months experience working with children and youth
  • First aid certification
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages and of diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities
  • Animal handling experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal skills in English and French are required
  • Excellent written skills in English

Conditions of Employment and Working Conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work weekend and holiday shifts
  • Employees will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information

Your duties include:

  • Host and facilitate events for children and youth
  • Provide a professional experience
  • Lead educational activities, entertainment and games
  • Conduct tours of the Ottawa Humane Society
  • Plan, set up and take down of decorations and equipment
  • Schedule volunteers and animals with the appropriate staff and managers
  • Communicate with parents and children in a professional way
  • Supervise children and child-animal interaction
  • Ensure animals and children safe at all times
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent regulations, guidelines and OHS policies.
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Provide training to volunteers
  • Monitor supplies
  • Take final payments for programs, as required
  • Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain the facility and equipment
  • Represent the OHS in a professional manner
  • Participate in appropriate OHS committees
  • Assist in evaluation of OHS programming
  • Participate in the identification and achievement of OHS objectives
  • May be required to participate in public relations and promotional activities

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to the attention of the manager: human resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.
We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No phone calls please

Veterinarian

Ottawa Humane Society is growing our Veterinarian team and are recruiting for part time and/or full time positions for our in-house clinic and our Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic; a CVO accredited program. Hourly wage range: $37.26 to $41.15. No evening/on-call work. Start date is April 1, 2018.

Requirements: DVM, 2-5 years clinical experience preferably in a high volume spay-neuter clinic; excellent crisis management/supervisory skills. Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@ottawahumane.ca attn: Manager: Human Resources.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Current College of Veterinarians of Ontario License
  • Member of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario
  • 2 to 5 years clinical experience with small animals
  • Experience with large animals and wildlife is preferred
  • Small mammal bird and reptile experience an asset
  • Demonstrated excellent crisis management skills
  • Supervisory and/or training experience preferred
  • Training in high volume spay/neuter is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner including but not limited to, lifts and transfers of large animals
  • Standing long hours/tight conditions/varying off site locations
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely

Reporting to the Chief Veterinarian your key responsibilities include:

  • Follow and support all organizational and medical protocols
  • Assess and treat animals within established Ottawa Humane Society protocols
  • Examine animals pre-operatively to determine their ability to withstand surgery
  • Carry out clinical rounds within OHS protocols
  • Perform surgical sterilizations in a safe and efficient manner utilizing established high volume sterilization techniques
  • Perform other surgical interventions including dentistry
  • Provide crisis medical services
  • Oversee the daily Clinic or Mobile Spay/Neuter operations
  • Monitor herd health and well-being and propose options for increased physical and emotional health
  • Prescribe treatments and other medical interventions
  • Provide necropsy and other tests and assessments to provide expert opinion and testimony
  • Assist in field operations as required
  • Ensure that minimum practice standards are maintained according to provincial legislation
  • Provide consultation and information to the public and other OHS staff as required
  • Participate in the supervision and assessment of clinic staff performance
  • Consult with professionals and others as required
  • Be aware and make use of community resources
  • Ensure positive public relations and customer service practices
  • Provide client communication and education

For a copy of the complete job description please email careers@ottawahumane.ca

We are an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted further.