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: Events 

Customer Service Representative: Animal Adoptions (Casual) 

Assistant: Veterinary Technician for our new Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic (Great Casual opportunity to work in the community)

There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

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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: Events

Position:  Attendant: Events

Number of positions: 2

Department:  Development

Salary/Wage Range:   $14.67-$21.42

Hours of work: under 24 a week

Estimated Start Date:  ASAP

Under the direction of the Manager: Events, the Attendant: Events is responsible for helping to facilitate fundraising events at the Ottawa Humane Society.

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Execute fundraising events
  • Maintain event float and materials
  • Provide a professional experience
  • Communicate with event organizers and participants in a professional way
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent regulations, guidelines and OHS policies.
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Provide training and support to volunteers
  • Monitor and maintain supplies
  • Ensure appropriate fees are collected and accounted for
  • Produce written reports
  • Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures
  • 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

Required Qualifications:

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages and of diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities
  • Animal handling experience preferred

Languages:

  • Excellent verbal skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work weekend and holiday shifts
  • Employees may 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

 

Closing Date: 

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter 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 you for your interest in employment at the Ottawa Humane Society. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

No phone calls please

Customer Service Representative: Animal Adoptions (Casual)

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.

We are looking for 2 Customer Service Representative(s) for our Animal Adoptions Department to work diligently to match our OHS animals with their forever home companions.  Our ideal candidates must have 2 years of solid customer service skills along with the required professional animal handling experience and a high school diploma. Strong English language skills are a requirement while French language skills would be nice to have.

Under the direction of the Supervisor: Customer Service, the Customer Service Representative: Adoptions is responsible for assisting the public in adopting OHS animals.

Hourly wage rate: $14.67 – $21.42 (per collective agreement)

Hours of work: Part time hours scheduled based on our business needs. Please note we are open till 8:00 pm during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday so our ideal candidates should have good availability to work various shifts.

Start Date: ASAP

Professional Responsibilities

  • Provide daily care for animals
  • Provide consultation and screening services for OHS customers seeking to adopt an animal
  • Educate OHS customers on good animal care practices
  • Monitor the health and safety of animals for adoption
  • Ensure appropriate information gathering
  • Provide adoption follow-up services
  • Promote OHS goods for sale
  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers’ activities while on shift

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, and OHS policies
  • Participate in supervision, evaluation and training sessions
  • Maintain the facility and equipment
  • Prepare accurate cash reports and other forms
  • Ensure appropriate fees are collected and accounted for
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Provide training and orientation to new staff and volunteers as required
  • Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures
  • May be required to assist in the hiring of staff
  • May be required to supervise student placements
  • May be required to assume the responsibilities of Supervisor

Program Development

  • Represent OHS in a professional manner
  • Participate in appropriate OHS committees
  • Contribute to ongoing evaluation of program objectives
  • Participate in the identification and achievement of OHS objectives
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of social and environmental issues relating to animal health and welfare
  • May be required to participate in public relations and promotional activities

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • 1 to 2 years clerical and/or customer service experience
  • 6 month to 1 year of animal handling and care experience

Languages:

  • Superior verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Verbal skills in French are preferred

Essential Duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner including, but not limited to, lifts and transfers of large animals
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely.
  • Employees will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please apply with your resume and cover letter to 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 you for your interest in employment at the Ottawa Humane Society. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

No phone calls please

Assistant: Veterinary Technician for our new Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic (Great Casual opportunity to work in the community)

Our OHS Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic is a mobile veterinary spay/neuter clinic that provides subsidized feline spay/neuter surgeries for low-income pet owners in targeted Ottawa neighbourhoods.  We are recruiting for an Assistant: Veterinary Technician to work various casual shifts for our program.

As an integral part of our small dedicated team the ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of relevant Assistant Vet Tech experience ideally in a clinic/shelter setting; strong customer service and team work skills and be comfortable working alongside team members in tight working conditions. In addition to your strong animal care skills and knowledge you must also have a valid driver’s licence and be comfortable driving a 29 foot cube van around the city streets of Ottawa (driver safety training provided).

Your main duties/responsibilities include client interaction/follow up; health monitoring of cats; post and preoperative care following  spay/neutering surgery of animals; cleaning and maintaining animal holding areas;  assisting the Veterinary Technician and Veterinarian as required and driving the vehicle to and from various Ottawa mobile clinic locations.

Hourly Wage Range: $14.67-$21.42 (per collective agreement)

Estimated Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of work: less than 24 weekly, no set schedule as depends on program needs. Includes daytime and possible weekend shifts so chosen candidate must have good daytime availability.

Required Qualifications/ working conditions:

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience, or
  • A diploma or certificate in animal care and minimum 1 year’s relevant experience
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service, crisis management and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated excellent teamwork abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred
  • You will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • You will be required to work off-site across the City of Ottawa in tight work conditions
  • You will be required to stand for long periods of time while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity.
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner, including, but not limited to lifts and transfers of large animals.
  • 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
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid Ontario driver’s licence
  • Employment is conditional upon successful completion of driver training for OHS MSNS vehicle and ability to drive vehicle in a safe manner

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Provide medical and general animal assessment services
  • Monitor animal health and well-being
  • Provide prescribed treatments and other medical interventions
  • Clean and maintain animal holding areas
  • Assist the veterinary technician and veterinarian as required
  • Assist and support clients as required
  • Drive spay/neuter vehicle to and from program locations and elsewhere as required

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Represent the OHS in a professional manner
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies and good animal care practices
  • Participate in supervision, evaluation and training sessions
  • Maintain OHS facilities, vehicle and equipment
  • Prepare accurate expense accounts and other forms
  • Produce written reports and records
  • Maintain computerized files
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Provide training and orientation to new staff as required
  • Support and supervise volunteers
  • Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures
  • May be required to assist in the hiring of staff
  • May be required to supervise student placements
  • May be required to assume the responsibilities of supervisor

Program Development:

  • Participate in appropriate OHS committees
  • Contribute to ongoing evaluation of program objectives
  • Represent OHS in a professional manner
  • Participate in the identification and achievement of OHS objectives
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of social, environmental and cultural issues relating to animal welfare and rights
  • May be required to participate in public relations and promotional activities 

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your resume and cover letter indicating how you meet these requirements to the manager: human resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please

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.