Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Nom de l’organisme : LSWR
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-01 à 2018-08-31 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,00 $

Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

100 Rayner Avenue

Saskatoon, SK S7N 02p8

(306) 281-0554

Job Posting:

Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator (2)

2 Positions Available:

40 hours/week

Applicants MUST be a student

(In School/University/Polytechnic this year and planning to return in the fall)

Aboriginal and minority students are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to those with prior training and experience working with wildlife.

Pay Scale: $12.00/hour

Start Date: May 1, 2018

End Date: August 31, 2018

Work Days include weekend days, and statutory holidays

Shifts are either 7am to 3:30pm or 3pm to 11:30pm.

(8 hours with ½ hr unpaid meal)

Job Description:

Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator

This job entails working directly with wildlife. Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. focuses on small birds and small mammals, but will take in larger animals on occasion on a temporary basis until the animals can be transferred to an appropriate rehabilitator. Our goal is to raise wild animals in order to return them to their natural habitats. We must balance their need for food, shelter and nurturing with the necessity of keeping them wild and afraid of humans in order to be successful in the wild.

This position (AWR) reports directly to the Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator (WR).

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Answer the phone and triage calls from the public about possibly injured and

orphaned wildlife

Provide education and information to the public by phone and in person

Admit, assess, examine and stabilize new animals when they arrive

Complete receipts for monetary donations

Assist with animal captures as considered safe (no large predators)

Pick up animals as able from Veterinary Clinics, or other safe locations

Develop treatment and feeding protocols in consultation with the WR

Create and build housing appropriate for each animal

Feed animals as scheduled throughout the day

Document daily activities and maintain records for each animal

Treat wounds and give medications as determined by the WR

Clean/disinfect cages and other instruments as necessary

Launder soiled linens as necessary

Attend to the animal’s welfare and observe closely for changes in health status

Provide guidance and direction to volunteers on site

Prepare and analyze fecal samples

Euthanize injured/non-releasable animals under the direction of the WR

Other duties may be requested/expected as they arise in the course of caring for wild animals to prepare them for release back into their natural habitat.


Strong verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills required

Prior experience and training in working with wildlife preferred

Knowledge about wildlife biology and behaviour required

Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle preferred

Physical ability to handle wildlife required

Rabies vaccine series and sufficient titer strongly preferred

Helpful Qualities:

Creativity, resourcefulness, independence, compassion, patience and initiative.

Working Conditions:

This job entails working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. You can expect to be bitten, scratched, and defecated upon regularly. Working with wildlife entails daily risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases as well.

This job can be emotionally draining. We work with animals that are injured or sick and many will not survive despite our best efforts. We must work together and support each other in our efforts to nurture and do our best for the animals.

Saskatoon has many summer events from a Jazz festival to Folkfest, and just spending time down by the river, relaxing. Taste of Saskatchewan is always a treat, or hiking and exploring the Meewasin trail system.

Send your CV or Resume by March 9, 2018 to:

Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

100 Rayner Ave.

Saskatoon, SK S7N 2P8

Or E-mail it to:

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