Case Manager - Pet Foster Program

Cause Areas


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All New Jersey CountiesServing entire stateSouthern, Central and Northern NJMontvale, NJ 07645


Case Manager(s) *You need to be located within the state of NJ or Rockland County.

This position may be fill by one or more individuals. The role of the caseworker is to be the primary point of contact with the client and domestic violence shelter. The Case manager performs a variety of duties to assist with the intake process for pets of domestic violence victims entering the Shelter Our Pets program. Duties range from assisting a client with intake paperwork, reviewing completed pet intake forms, collecting documents required to show proof of ownership, collecting veterinary documents, and getting all the information collected to the Foster Director and Foster Chair.

Working with the Foster Director and Foster Chair, the caseworker coordinates the intake and discharge of the pets. They stay in communication with the client and shelter staff. They provide communication and pet updates to the client and shelter staff.

The Case Manager is in charge of updating and maintaining the SOP Case Tracking Spreadsheet.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Ability to-

  • Deal courteously and calmly with the client. Must be nonjudgemental.

  • Transmit information promptly and clearly to Foster Director and Chair.

  • Drive for a moderate length of time (2 hours+) if needed.

  • Adhere to strict confidentiality policy.

  • Update and maintenance case log in conjunction with Foster Director.

Training and/or Education


  • High school diploma or GED.

Must have one or more of the following:

  • Two years of experience working in an animal shelter, kennel or boarding facility or with an animal welfare or rescue group.

  • Veterinary background.

  • Crisis training. (Can be provided)

  • Master of Social Work


  • Experience working with animals AND people in stressful situations.

Licenses or Certificates


  • Valid driver's license


  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid

  • Animal Control Officer

  • CERT

  • CART

  • Vet Tech

Shelter Our Pets is an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation serving New Jersey and beyond. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for the pets of victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abusive situations. Shelter Our Pets assists people seeking safety from violence by providing alternatives to giving up a beloved pet, leaving a pet behind in a potentially dangerous situation or continuing to subject themselves and their pets to abuse.

A recognized 501(c)3 charity located in New Jersey


  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Family Therapy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Animal Care / Handling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Located in New Jersey
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