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Employment

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Stouffville.

Registered Veterinary Technician- Shelter Health and Wellness
Provincial Animal and Education Centre Newmarket Full-Time Position– 40 hours per week

As a Registered Veterinary Technician, you will report to the Manager- RVT Program, Department of Shelter Health and Wellness. You will be responsible for assisting the Animal Centre Manager and Lead RVT with all aspects of shelter health and wellness including preventative care, treatment, and daily monitoring of various animal factors including daily rounds. You will also be responsible for the physical health and mental well being of animals housed in the building.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coach and mentor facility staff to maintain standards of care based on Canadian Shelter Guidelines and Shelter Health and Wellness policies and protocols
  • Monitor various animal needs daily
  • Work closely with Animal Centre Manager and Lead RVT
  • Communicate with foster parents regarding appointments, medical concerns, follow ups
  • Oversee the preparation and administration of medications and vaccines under direction of veterinarian
  • Administer or oversee treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Notify Animal Centre Manager of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals
  • Assist facility staff with humane care procedures
  • Innovatively brainstorm with Animal Centre Manager to determine health and wellness related budgetary needs for the branch
  • Closely and regularly communicate with Manager- RVT Program
  • Follow policy and procedure of Ontario SPCA
  • Immediately report all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately.
  • In the event of injury, work co-operatively with Manager- RVT Program, to facilitate an early and safe return to work.
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
  • Additional duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduated from an OAVT accredited or approved college
  • Be a member of good standing of the OAVT
  • Experience in a shelter setting or veterinary clinic
  • Strong animal care and biosecurity knowledge
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to share information and provide feedback using adult learning principles
  • Self starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player with proven leadership skills and experience
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to change using strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 40 lbs
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and reliable transportation with the ability to travel occasionally
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional weekends

 

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging position and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume with a covering by January 13th 2019 to:

 

Mary Pecarski
Manager, RVT Programs
Shelter Health and Wellness
Ontario SPCA
mpecarski@ospca.on.ca

  

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

Contract Position:              Human Resources Manager

Reports To:                          Director, Human Resources 

Basic Function:  HR Generalist to support and promote the HR policies and programs of the OSPCA covering the full spectrum of HR practices with an emphasis on health and safety initiatives, training, and employment  practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring HR programs and initiatives
  • Advises and assists managers and employees on interpretation of HR policies, procedures and programs
  • Qualified under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to sit as a qualified member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Develops, monitors and revises health and safety policies and programs to ensure compliance and to promote a health and safety philosophy throughout the organization
  • Conducts job hazard analysis, physical demands analysis and enhances and encourages safe work procedures
  • Ensures compliance with provincial occupation health and safety legislation, workers’ compensation, WHIMIS and applicable recognized standards
  • Acts as a resource and provides advice in the areas of training and development, recruitment and selection, and employee data management
  • Provides training to enhance comprehension of HR policies and programs
  • Provides support and objective guidance to employees and Managers in a variety of HR functions including, but not limited to, health and safety; recruitment.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes HR data and prepares a variety of statistical reports
  • Ensures that OSPCA adheres to all legislative requirements in its HR practices
  • Assists in providing payroll backup when required
  • Promotes and maintains the utmost integrity and the highest caliber  of customer service and respect for employees of OSPCA
  • Other duties as may be assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent
  • 3 or more years experience as a Human Resources Generalist
  • Working knowledge of provincial legislation on employment and health and safety legislation including AODA
  • Proven interpersonal, organizational and communication skills(written and verbal capabilities)
  • Proven training and coaching skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated recruitment and hiring experience
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and to manage and impart confidential information
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and HRIS

 

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging position and have the above qualifications, please forward, via email, your resume with a covering letter by December 18, 2018 to:

Ontario SPCA 16586 Woodbine Ave. R.R. #3  Stouffville, Ontario L4A 2W3

Attention: Debbie Schepens, Director, Human Resources     
E-mail: dschepens@ospca.on.ca

 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at our Provincial Office location.

Animal Control Officer – Provincial Office

  • 36 hours per week

As an Animal Control Officer, you will be responsible for Animal Control By-Law enforcement. The successful candidate will be required to work weekends, evenings and/or a rotation schedule. In addition, the candidate must be available to work stand-by shifts as required to respond to after hour emergencies and on occasion to cover for vacation.

The successful candidate will possess an O.S.S.D. or equivalent and post secondary education in Police Foundations, Law and Security Education, or Animal Enforcement. Experience with animal handling is preferred. If considered, you must have a Valid Class “G” driver’s license and be able to provide and maintain a clean Drivers Abstract and Police Clearance Certificate. Moderate to heavy physical effort is involved in this position.  Candidate must possess excellent conflict resolution skills.  We are looking for a team player with excellent negotiation, interpersonal and conflict management skills.  Working knowledge of MS office applications would be an asset. Criminal record check required.

 

If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by December 14, 2018 to: 

Arista Wogenstahl
Inspector
Ontario SPCA
awogenstahl@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “ACO Full Time” in the subject line. 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available based out of our Provincial Office location in Stouffville.

Position:       Provincial Manager, Humane Programs & Community Outreach
Status:           One year Contract Position 

Reporting to the Director, Affiliate & Community Outreach, the Manager, Humane Programs & Community Outreach works as an integral member of the Humane Programs & Community Outreach leadership team.  This position manages key programs for the Humane Programs and Community Outreach Department and develops and maintains relationships with key stakeholders in support of the organizations strategic initiatives. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide oversight of the AnimalSmart™ Program including the implementation of grade school lesson plans and the development of additional curriculum-compliant teaching modules for the AnimalSmart™ Program;
  • Develop a Speaker’s Bureau for the AnimalSmart™ Program to introduce centres and affiliates to the curriculum with a view to creating ambassador’s for the program in the various communities;
  • Assist with the development of a website for the AnimalSmart™ Program and ensure that content is appropriate and current;
  • Manage all aspects of hosting the annual Animal Welfare Educational Conference including facilitation of the Animal Welfare Educational Conference Committee;
  • Grow and enhance the Animal Welfare Educational Conference to be on the leading edge of animal welfare while ensuring the conference is reflective of the needs of our employees, our communities and the animal welfare sector ;
  • Coordinates the rollout of shelter database and associated programming to participating Affiliate Societies;
  • Assists with the development of the Pets for Life Program in Canada, providing logistics and ongoing support;
  • Assists with supporting community-based animal welfare initiatives, with a primary focus on the Affiliate Societies of the Ontario SPCA and including other types of organizations in keeping with the strategic objectives of the Society;
  • Participates in cultivating and enhancing external relationships, with a focus on Affiliate Societies by assisting with providing timely, relevant support to community efforts providing for the welfare of animals;
  • Assists with the development and expansion of children’s camps programs ;
  • Assists in creating an environment that is inclusive and encourages communication, collaboration and engagement with all parties;
  • Ensures Strategic & Operational deliverables are completed as planned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post secondary education – relevant college diploma or university degree or equivalent with 3 or more years management experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects & priorities on tight deadlines;
  • Previous event management and program development experience required;
  • Proven experience and skills in event management and program development ;
  • Exceptional organizational skills;
  • Must be detail oriented and flexible to perform a variety of tasks;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to animal welfare practices and philosophies;
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to simultaneously address both strategic and operational initiatives;
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to manage difficult situations with tact and diplomacy;
  • Data base management experience and strong computer skills using Microsoft Office;
  • Proactive, self-directed and able to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Proven team player;
  • Understanding of WHMIS, Health & Safety, WSIB and other pertinent Ontario Legislation;
  • Valid Ontario Drivers License with availability to travel throughout Ontario and clear Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector screening.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume along with a covering letter by December 14, 2018 to:   

AnneMarie Dupuis, CHRP
Manager, Human Resources
resumes@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “Manager HP&CO” in the subject line

 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at our Provincial Office location.

Animal Control Officer – Provincial Office
Part-Time Casual– No guaranteed hours
Flexible availability required: 24 hours per day 

As an Animal Control Officer, you will be responsible for Animal Control By-Law enforcement.  The successful candidate will be required to work weekends, evenings and/or a rotation schedule.  In addition, the candidate must be available to work stand-by shifts as required to respond to after hour emergencies and on occasion to cover for vacation.

The successful candidate will possess an O.S.S.D. or equivalent and post secondary education in Police Foundations, Law and Security Education, or Animal Enforcement. Experience with animal handling is preferred. If considered, you must have a Valid Class “G” driver’s license and be able to provide and maintain a clean Drivers Abstract and Police Clearance Certificate.  Moderate to heavy physical effort is involved in this position.  Candidate must possess excellent conflict resolution skills.  We are looking for a team player with excellent negotiation, interpersonal and conflict management skills.  Working knowledge of MS office applications would be an asset. Criminal record check required.

If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by December 14, 2018 to: 

 

Arista Wogenstahl
Senior Inspector, Investigations
Ontario SPCA
awogenstahl@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “ACO Casual” in the subject line.

 

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca


 

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