For the chance to join our small, yet mighty team and to make a difference in our community, scroll through to view our employment opportunities.
Humane Agent In-Training
Responsible for the investigation of complaints of cruelty, neglect, abuse, and abandonment of animals. Additional responsibilities include: rescuing sick and injured stray domestic animals in Lake County; promoting education and awareness to the general public and clients on the care of animals, and provides thorough and accurate documentation of incidents and participation in prosecution proceedings.
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or comparable field is ideal. Animal shelter experience is required. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be able to complete OPOTA training and be sworn in by the county. Position is Part-Time which will require 20-24 hours per week.
Animal Care Associate
Animal Care Associates have one of the most important jobs within the shelter. These essential employees are responsible for providing daily care to the homeless pets at Lake Humane Society. Dedication, self-motivation, and compassion are key components to an effective Animal Care Associate who provides love and care to animals in need. These responsibilities include: feeding, cleaning, giving medications, providing enrichment, conducting health evaluations, introducing pets to potential adopters, and more.
Experience working with cats is preferred, but not required. Feral cat experience is a plus. Animal Care Associates must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. This is a part-time position, and availability must include daytime hours, weekends, and holidays.
The Veterinary Assistant role is pivotal to a smooth-running shelter operation. This individual will be responsible for the clinic area and inventory of medical supplies as well as overseeing the animals through each stage of their veterinary care at the shelter prior to adoption.The Veterinary Assistant assists the shelter veterinarians with all aspects of the treatment and care of animals at Lake Humane Society. The Vet Assistant also provides training and support to the shelter staff, volunteers, adopters, and clients with regards to shelter medicine, disease control, and animal care.
Knowledge of animal behavior and medical/surgical care is needed, but Registered Veterinary Technician certification is not required. Minimum of 1 year experience in an animal hospital and/or Humane Society is highly desirable. This is a part time position and nights, weekends, and holiday availability is required.
The main focus of the Adoption Counselor is to place pets in safe and loving forever homes that fit the individual needs of each animal in our care, while counseling and guiding our adopters in their journey as a pet owner. The Adoption Counselor represents Lake Humane Society (LHS) in a professional and courteous manner and provides quality guest service at the shelter’s front desk. Cage cleaning for dogs, cats, and small animals is also a small but important task in this position. The Adoption Counselor will be also be responsible for assisting with intakes, with include but are are not limited to: vaccines, de-worming, drawing blood, and processing new animals in our system.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent is required. An associate’s degree is preferred, but not required. A minimum of 2 years customer service experience in a fast-past environment is required. Experience in handling animals in a shelter or veterinary clinic setting is preferred. Adoption Counselors must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with strong organizational and communication skills. This is a part-time position, and schedule requirements are Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, along with flexibility on nights and holidays.
To apply, please fill out the form below. Due to a high volume of applicants, we ask that you kindly do not call or email regarding the hiring process or status of your application. Should an interview be desired, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!