Toronto Humane Society Foster Agent Full Time in Toronto, ON

Toronto Humane Society

Branch Toronto ON CA

Foster Agent
Toronto, ON

Ensure the health and wellbeing of animals in foster care. Coordinate the placement of animals in need of fostering with appropriate Foster Parent….

The Foster Agent, under the direction of the Manager, Admissions, Foster Care, and Rescue Transport, will primarily be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the administration of all foster cases and maintaining a strong positive and communicative relationship with foster parents. The Foster Agents will ensure all foster parents are up-to-date on training at all times, that they attend all medical appointments in or out of the shelter as scheduled, and are provided with any of the required food, medications etc. for their foster animal.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinate the placement of animals in need of fostering with appropriate Foster Parent
  • Provide assistance and support to Foster Parents
  • Ensure the health and wellbeing of animals in foster care
  • Build and maintain a database of potential Foster Parents
  • Coordinate with other departments with the Society
  • Provide administrative and other support to the Foster Department
  • Be aware of and work within the regulations of all THS policies and protocols
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the OHSA and its regulations including understanding and adhering to the requirements of the Health and Safety Manual and any other rules and regulations established by THS
  • Other Duties as required in the day-to-day operation of the Society

Qualifications and Skills

  • Meticulous records maintenance skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain lasting working relationships
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands Ability to adapt to new technology
  • Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to remain calm and poised in urgent situations
  • Maintain a professional appearance, demeanour, and attitude at all times
  • Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment
  • Willingness and ability to interact with a variety of animal species of varying temperaments

Work Conditions

  • Flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays with occasional overtime
  • Attendance and participation in training
  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals
  • Extended periods of sitting
  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large
  • Working in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions
  • May involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy to moderately heavy objects and materials and some combination of climbing and balancing to include stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling
  • Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers

This position is a non-union position.

The Toronto Humane Society is a respectful and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $14.00 /hour

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-27
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