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Animal Care Team Member – Full Time or Part Time

Humane Society of Summit County

This is a Part-time position in Twinsburg, OH posted November 9, 2021.

Do you LOVE animals AND people?!

The Humane Society of Summit County is accepting applications for Animal Care Associates.

There are currently full-time or part-time, non-exempt positions available.

You would be responsible for performing routine animal care and shelter related duties.

Successful candidates will have a passion for working with animals and a flexible schedule (which includes weekends and holidays).

The position is physically demanding.

Full-Time = 40hrs/week -or
– Part-time = 24-32hrs/week

When submitting a resume, three professional references are required.

Since 1968, The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) has been the trusted caretaker and advocate for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of our community.

Each day, we heal, rehabilitate, and strive to ensure the futures of these animals are filled with safety and love.

Our staff are critical to our mission’s success, and, as such, we promise to provide them with a supportive and positive work environment.

Entry level positions in Animal Care, starting pay is $12.00 per hour during a 3 month probation then $12.50 per hour.

Benefits (with Full-Time positions)

Humane Society of Summit County offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

· Paid Time Off (PTO)

· Health Insurance

· Retirement Plan with Employer Match

· Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance

· Voluntary Term 100 Life Insurance

· Voluntary Short-Term Disability Insurance

· Voluntary Accident Insurance

Summary of Job

Responsible for daily cleaning and sanitation of shelter facility, including animal enclosures and public areas, feeding, care, medical and behavior observation, and daily enrichment of shelter animals.

Essential Functions

· Performs daily cleaning and sanitizing of shelter areas, kennels, cages, yard and public areas following cleaning & disease control protocol, including spot cleaning throughout the day.

· Feeds and provides daily enrichment to shelter animals in a safe and effective manner.

· Reads and interprets animal care signage and accurately follows care instructions.

· Does animal laundry and dishes throughout the day.

· Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment for staff and living environment for animals.

Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, or the organization at risk.

· Stocks areas and spot-cleans kennels and public areas throughout the day.

· Promptly moves animals (adoption, isolation, quarantine, etc.) as instructed.

· Keeps supervisor informed of animal behavior, health, or other concerns.

· Maintains cleaning equipment, tools and appliances.

· Provides professional visitor, staff, and volunteer care
– with the highest standards of customer care and service.

· Assists with accepting in-kind donations.

· Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


Must be 18 years old or older to apply.

Minimum Education:

· High School diploma or Equivalent

Minimum Experience:

· Entry level, no experience required.

Training is provided.

Successful candidates will pose the following qualities:

· Positive attitude.

· Must have a passion for working with animals.

· Must be able to handle physical demanding work.

· Ability to multitask.

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to work with animals, cleaning agents and chemicals.

· Knowledge of animal breeds, behavior, handling and safe restraint methods.

· Ability to read, write, understand and follow instructions.

Our shelter is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Offers of employment are contingent on a satisfactory drug screening.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00
– $12.50 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Application Question(s):
What about the role excites you and motivated you to apply?

Please describe your interest in working with us.
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Work Location:
One location
Work Remotely:
Work Location: One location