INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION #1 Animal Caretaker
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Feeding orphaned mammals and reptiles Daily cleaning, feeding, watering, hosing, and scrubbing pens of all animals housed in facility and outdoor enclosures Monitoring progress of orphans, recording weights, food intake and maintaining proper environment Research a topic related to wildlife rehab and present to staff and volunteers
o Research topics will be discussed at start of Internship. Maintain patient records Maintain constant awareness of all patient health and behavior Identify native mammal and reptile species Assisting with capture and restraint of patients Intake procedures Food prep Cleaning and disinfecting indoor and outdoor cages Sweeping, mopping floors, dishes, disinfecting counters and sinks of treatment, kitchen, and animal housing areas Cleaning and disinfecting all treatment areas Reporting maintenance and/or safety hazards to the rehabilitation staff Correcting any maintenance and/or safety hazards, if possible Lifting and hauling items up to 50 lbs., including trash and recycling Assisting with organizational, landscaping, or construction projects, as needed Maintaining high energy levels throughout a long workday Assisting staff with errands Additional duties as requested Learning proper health assessment Assist with patient medical procedures Identifying common diseases General record keeping. Assist cooperative effort of large mammal tracking program with New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Research natural history and release site areas Assist with releases Network with area naturalists, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and state and national organizers.
o These opportunities arise while intaking and releasing bobcats and black bears and Woodlands’ involvement with state and national organizations Learn about NJ’s policies, procedures and regulations regarding wildlife.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 20-40 hours a week