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Animal Care Team Member (Full-Time) $12.00 - $14.00/hour 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the Government, United Way or national animal groups.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Category Animal Care  

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Maintain daily animal inventory and provide care, food, water and observation.
  • Report observed health or behavior issues within expected time frames.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, supplies, etc. in a safe and clean condition and elevate concerns as needed.
  • Clean and disinfect assigned areas according to prescribed protocols daily.
  • Transport animals within the shelter based on each animal's unique needs.
  • Advise potential adopters of Houston SPCA adoption benefits, policies and procedures.
  • Provide information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promoting good animal care and responsible pet ownership.
  • Protect all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
  • Represent the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Assist with annual fundraising initiatives such as soliciting donations during customer interactions.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, skill and abilities needed to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • High school diploma, or its equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Understand, promote and follow the mission of the Houston SPCA
  • Understand, comprehend and communicate the Houston SPCA adoption policies and procedures as well as our Houston SPCA partners and their respective products and services
  • Knowledge of the Houston SPCA policies and protocols, including but not limited to admitting animals, cleaning and medical protocols
  • Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior
  • Ability to handle animals safely, with patience and gentleness despite noise and stressful conditions
  • Ability to display exceptional customer service and represent the Houston SPCA in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers and staff
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within the Houston SPCA, with volunteers, the public and be a team player
  • Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and electronic form
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License and insurable under Houston SPCA auto policy
  • Ability to work unscheduled hours
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

This position is currently accepting applications.

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