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Animal Care Specialist (Future Need)

Belleville Area Humane Society
Belleville, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Part-Time
Job Description
Salary: $13.00 per hour

GENERAL SUMMARY: The BAHS Cleaning Ambassador  will be responsible for cleaning kennels, cages, and shelter facilities; providing daily care to shelter animals and other jobs as needed.

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

WORK HOURS: AM Shifts Only


  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old. 
  • Animal care experience preferred, non-profit experience a plus
  • Attention to detail


  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented
  • Must be organized and able to set priorities
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment with the public, co-workers, and volunteers
  • Must demonstrate emotional maturity and good judgment
  • Must have knowledge of animal breeds and behavior
  • Must be committed to the mission, values, and goals of the Belleville Area Humane Society
  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain
  • Can work unaffected in an environment where dogs are barking.  
  • Work requires lifting and carrying animals and food bags (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 50 lbs)
  • Walks or stands for extended periods of time; frequently works in a bent position.  
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases
  • Physical ability to clean 
  • Must be able to be on your feet for large portions of the day and handle large animals
  • Allergies that are aggravated by animals or cleaning supplies may be a disqualification
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to stand, kneel, walk for up to 8 hours per day
  • Must be flexible and willing to help with jobs outside of this job description


  • Clean kennels and cages in dog and cat areas inside and outside
  • Specific areas: Cat Intake, Dog Intake, Kitty Korner, Kitten Room, Kennels
  • Cleaning up waste and other materials; alerting staff if unusual 
  • Clean common areas as necessary
  • Wash dishes
  • Operate laundry equipment
  • Rotate animals from indoor spaces to outdoor spaces
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs (over 50 lbs will have assistance)

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description does not establish a contract for employment. The Belleville Area Humane Society is an at-will employer.

Belleville Area Humane Society


Belleville, IL
62226 USA



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