We are hiring!

Wonderful John, our current Community Coordinator, is going to tech school! While we are thrilled for him, we need a new Community Coordinator. We are looking for a VMA/VMR or RVT for a full time position.

If you think you fit the qualifications described below, please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@gmail.com with your name and “Community Coordinator position” in the Subject line. We thank everyone for applying but we will only contact those we will be interviewing.

After we hire our new Community Coordinator, we will also be hiring a Medical Associate, full or part time RVT or vet, so watch for that ad!

Community Coordinator                                                                  

Job Description

Alberta Helping Animals Society (AHAS) supports the human-animal bond between vulnerable people in Edmonton and their companion animals.  AHAS also fund raises to support AHAS Home Veterinary Services, providing veterinary care to our clients.  Reporting to the President of Alberta Helping Animals Society, the Community Coordinator will be the first point of contact for AHAS and AHAS Home Veterinary Services clients and the wider community.  This is a full-time (35 hours a week) position, including some weekend days.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to requests that come through phone, text, email, and social media
  • Direct requests to appropriate resources as necessary
  • Verify client eligibility for AHAS Home Veterinary Services
  • Schedule AHAS Home Veterinary Services appointments and prepare associated paperwork
  • Complete client, animal, and histories in electronic medical record
  • Assist RVTs and veterinarians as necessary in clinics and on calls
  • Schedule food pick-up and delivery to the Inner City Pet Food Bank
  • Schedule donated medications and supplies pick-up for AHAS Home Vet Services
  • Coordinate volunteers as necessary
  • Identify information and educational needs of our clients
  • Assist the Board in community out-reach events

Qualifications

  • Veterinary Medical Assistant/Receptionist certificate, Animal Health Technologist diploma, or related experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an animal or veterinary field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Occasional access to a vehicle
  • Knowledge of different neighborhoods in Edmonton
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Sensitivity to the particular circumstances of vulnerable people
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail organization, and record-keeping skills
  • Self-confidence and a positive attitude towards work

AHAS in the news!

Check out this Article on AHAS Home Vet Services from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association!

Welcome to 2018!

2018 is going to be a terrific year for our clients and their wonderful pets!

Our emphasis is on wellness, namely in-home physical examinations, vaccinations, deworming, and nutrition and behaviour counseling. But we also perform chronic illness diagnosis and treatment, spay/neuter surgery, some dentistry and have wonderful volunteers who can help with some grooming!

Here is Rosy getting a treat after she had her wellness exam. She didn’t need vaccines this year but she is going to need a dental soon!

Thanks to our terrific volunteer vets, industry sponsors, NAIT Animal Health, the Edmonton Community Foundation, and Petsmart Charities Canada for supporting the human-animal bond between disadvantaged people and their pets!

Inner City Pet Food Bank

started by an outstanding undergraduate student from the University of Alberta, the Inner City Pet Food Bank has grown over the past year to distributing over

  • 200 cans of cat food (Friskies preferred!)
  • 100 kg of dry cat food
  • 200 kg of cat litter
  • 150 kg of dry and canned dog food
  • many treats and toys and supplies

A WEEK!!!!

Recently the location at Boyle Street Community Services was flooded so pet food is given out for the next few months at

Bissell Centre, 10527 – 96 Street.

The Inner City Pet Food Bank is open Mondays and Fridays 9:30 – 11:30.  Food and supplies drop off can be made every weekday 9:00 – 4:00.

 

Num!!!  Do I smell breakfast at the Inner City Pt Food Bank?

Num!!! Do I smell breakfast at the Inner City Pt Food Bank?

Part-time Community coordinator!

September 19, 2016

Welcome to Stephanie McDonald, our Community Coordinator!  Stephanies has a terrific background in animal welfare and in medical support.  We are confident she will transfer these skills and experiences to be the first voice on the phone!

 

We have received an Edmonton Community Foundation grant to support a Community Coordinator.  Here is more information about this terrific opportunity:

Job Ad

Alberta Helping Animals Society is a registered charity devoted to supporting the human-animal bond, including AHAS Home Veterinary Services, a volunteer-based house call service for companion animals of vulnerable people in Edmonton.  We require a paid part-time Community Coordinator.  Empathy for vulnerable people is a must and experience is desired (RVT, VMA, or social work preferred; see details on www.ahas.ca).  Please send cover letter indicating motivation and resume in one document, named “AHASCommunityCoordinator_YourLastName” and submit to AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@gmail.com. We thank all applicants; only successful applicants will be notified for an interview.

Job Description

Alberta Helping Animals Society (AHAS) supports the human-animal bond between vulnerable people in and around Edmonton and their companion animals.  AHAS also fundraises to support AHAS Home Veterinary Services, providing veterinary care to our clients.  Reporting to the Vice President of Alberta Helping Animals Society, the Community Coordinator will be the first point of contact for AHAS and AHAS Home Veterinary Services clients and the wider community.  This is a part-time (20 hours a week) part-time position.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to requests that come through phone, text, email, and social media
  • Direct requests to appropriate resources as necessary
  • Verify client eligibility for AHAS Home Veterinary Services
  • Schedule AHAS Home Veterinary Services appointments
  • Complete client information records
  • Complete client and animal information on medical records
  • Enter client and animal information into computer database
  • Coordinate volunteers
  • Schedule food pick-up and delivery to the Inner City Pet Food Bank
  • Perform administrative tasks related to AHAS
  • Assist the Board in event planning, fundraising, and community out-reach events

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a high school diploma (Animal health technology diploma or relevant university degree preferred)
  • Experience in non-profit and/or veterinary field preferred
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Sensitivity to the particular circumstances of vulnerable people
  • Ability to work collaborative with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail organization, and record-keeping skills
  • Self-confidence and a positive attitude towards work

 

Application Requirements

  • Please include a cover letter describing your motivation for applying for this position
  • Please submit a resume
  • Please save your application package in one document, named “AHASCommunityCoordinator_YourLastName”
  • Please submit to AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@gmail.com
  • We will begin evaluating applications on 5 September, 2016
  • We thank all applicants; only successful applicants will be notified for an interview