Canine Companions for Independence South Central Region is the sixth and newest region. The Kinkeade Campus at Baylor Scott & White Health is located in Irving, Texas, and is the first assistance dog program to partner with a healthcare system. The campus is named for United States District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who took the lead in bringing this partnership together for the formation of a campus to serve the state of Texas. We look forward to continuing to enhance lives through our wonderful assistance dogs in the Lone Star State.
SUMMARYThe Kennel Technician is responsible for providing quality care of the dogs and puppies housed in the kennels as well as the cleaning and maintenance of the kennels, dog exercise yards and kennel complex.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
REQUIRED CHRACTERISTICS* Able to perform several tasks concurrently, time management and good organizational and communication skills.* Must be able to safely lift 45 pounds and safely handle, hold and restrain active dogs weighing up to 110 pounds. Employees should seek assistance when lifting dogs or objects weighing more than 45 lbs.* Able to remain on one’s feet, standing, walking, bending and/or stooping on cement for extended periods.* Able to work different day and weekend shifts – weekend and holiday work may be required.* Able to complete necessary paperwork and meet deadlines.* Able to use computers including email and database applications.* Take direction and show initiative; cooperate with coworkers.
EXPERIENCE: Prior dog handling, training and dog health care experience preferred but not required.
EDUCATION: High school graduate, GED or equivalent preferred but not required.
LICENSES: Current driver’s license and insurability at normal risk rates.
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