Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.
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Camp Bow Wow, and The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is North America's largest provider of pet care services through premier doggy day, overnight Camps, training and premier in-home pet care. Whether you bring your pup to Camp Bow Wow's state of the art facilities or choose a Home Buddies to take care of your pet at home, you can be sure your pet is in the best hands!
Over 6,500,000 happy pets are served by Camp Bow Wow values Premier, Extraordinary Care, Totally Fun, Service Focused while achieving the vision of Happy Healthy Pets, Happy Healthy People! We are also committed to improving the quality of life for pets all over the world! Learn more about our charitable efforts by visiting www.bowwowbuddies.com.
Camp Bow Wow is a subsidiary of VCA, Inc.
VCA has North America's leading network of veterinary hospitals, and is the leading provider of specialty veterinary medicine and post graduate veterinary training.
The primary role of a Camp Counselor is to provide safety while supervising playgroups of up to 25 energetic dogs in an open play environment. Counselors must be attentive, focused, and quick to evaluate dog behavior in order to prevent altercations from occurring in the group. Camp Counselors don't play with dogsthey provide a safe environment for dogs to play with dogs.
Shouldn't every job be demanding and offer a sense of accomplishment? The Camp Counselor position is physically demanding and full of daily challenges and victories. In addition to providing safe play environments, Camp Counselors are also responsible for feeding, administering medications, cleaning play yards & cabins, and giving baths.
Everyone working at the Camp is expected to contribute in providing a superior customer service experience. Camp Counselors who naturally excel in customer service may find themselves in a front office role but even passing through the lobby on your way in or out of Camp offers opportunity to interact with a pet parent and their pup.
Eye contact and a friendly smile create positive connections. If you find yourself saying, "I love dogs more than people", this is not the best fit for you.
Who typically thrives in the Camp Counselor role?
Those who demonstrate no fear across all breeds and sizes may be a terrific fit in the Camp Counselor role. Managing a large pack of dogs can be intimidating at first, but understand that we offer training and time necessary for you to build your skills and confidence. All dogs must pass an initial assessment to minimize the risk of an incident in the play yards.
People who are physically fit and have a competitive nature are a strong fit for the Camp Counselor role. Camp Counselors are on their feet and moving around the yard interacting with the dogs throughout their shift.
Some liken the experience to an athletic event and the ability to keep the yard incident free as victory! You must focus and remain engaged for long periods of time.
Summary of Requirements
Must love dogs and demonstrate no fear across all breeds and sizes.
Must possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable with both pets and people.
Have a great attitude, are extremely detailed oriented, trustworthy, punctual, and responsible.
Available to work weekends and holidays. We work when others are enjoying vacation and holidays.
Be physically able to lift 40+ pounds.
Have a reliable personal vehicle
Will commit to a minimum of 9 months, not just temporary or seasonal work.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).
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