Animal Care Technician

Location
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Ref
4CDC40AAF14B4CB7BCBE921551226428
Description

Are you interested in helping to care for animals in our small campus based zoo? Do you enjoy working with animals?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being an Animal Technician at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping animals. We offer:

-Flexible schedule: 10 hours per weekend, 5 hours Saturday and 5 hours Sunday. Occasional extra shifts may be necessary.

Responsibilities : Provides caretaking duties for small animals in a petting zoo environment, maintains physical environment by performing housekeeping duties.

The Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) center in West Chester, Pennsylvania, serves children, adolescents and young adults - from birth to age 21 - with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral and emotional disorders. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community.

The CIDDS Nurture Center is a companionable zoo program where students care for animals and learn functional, employment and social skills while building self-esteem and compassion. Through this animal enrichment program, students gain an understanding of "Service Learning," which uses active participation in service experiences that meet community needs while developing empathy, leadership skills and social responsibility.

Keywords: spca, animal care, vet tech, pet care

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and experience working with/or caring for animals.
  • Capable of displaying good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Driver's license required.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.


About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives - by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.
  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.
  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 1 week ago (1/13/2021 12:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-15531

Category Education

Position Type Part-Time

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