Overview

Job Description: The Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 120+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, alpacas, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and others) living at the sanctuary, under the supervision of the Operations Manager. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, medication and being key to the proactive care of the animals.  The ability to engage in positive productive interactions with all staff, interns, volunteers and guests is critical to maintaining a cohesive work environment.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Daily cleaning of barns and enclosures, and pastures when needed
  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment plans
  • Aiding with health checks
  • Assisting with rescues, as needed
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and transports
  • Maintaining neat and organized work and storage spaces
  • Ensuring tools and other items are put away at the end of the day
  • Completing sanctuary projects as assigned by management
  • Engaging in detailed communication (written and verbal) with staff, interns, management and board

Qualifications

  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Keen interest in the animal rights movement is encouraged
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Previous experience working with farmed animals
  • Good observation skills of animal behavior
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather and hot summers
  • Able to lift 40 – 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self-motivator
  • Committed to Full Circle Farm Sanctuary’s mission and desire to be a part of the FCFS family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Comfortable dealing politely with the general public
  • Vegan lifestyle

Benefits: 90% Insurance Coverage (Medical, Vision, Dental);  Vacation

 

Tagged as: animal care, animal rescue, animal sanctuary

About Full Circle Farm Sanctuary

Organization Description: Full Circle Farm Sanctuary (FCFS) is a 50 acre sanctuary located in Warm Springs Georgia that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals.  In addition to providing a nurturing lifetime home for over 120 animals here at our sanctuary, we also network with other sanctuaries and animal advocates in efforts to help find loving forever homes for many more animals who need our help.  Through one-on-one interactions with our rescued animal resident ambassadors, along with community outreach and education, we strive to bring public perceptions of farmed animals full circle to embrace true compassion for all.

The right candidate lives and promotes a vegan lifestyle.

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