Paws & People Care Co-ordinator
Position ID: 104252
Name: Paws & People Care Co-ordinator
Short Description: Co-ordinate short term boarding care arrangements for pets of people going into hospital or finding themselves homeless – while they look for pet friendly accommodation. Liaise with referring services, clients and foster carers to make arrangements and facilitate drop off, pickups and updates.
Assist in fundraising and seeking sponsorship to ensure the program’s sustainability.
Description: Paws and People provides short term boarding care for pets of people who need to go into hospital or find themselves homeless due to domestic violence or other causes – and who do not have any family or friend networks to assist them. Boarding can be provided to pets for up to 3 months so that their owner is not forced to surrender them. Often a pet is the person’s only companion and their entire reason to keep going. Paws and People helps to “keep pets and people together”.
The Care Co-ordinator for this role will take calls from referring services or the client themselves and establish the nature of the assistance required. Using an existing database of contacts, the Care Co-ordinator will seek an available and appropriate carer to assist. If none is available, the Care Co-ordinator will put out a call on Facebook seeking assistance and will respond to enquiries. They will interview prospective carers and liaise between all 3 parties to organise the care. They will also provide the owner with updates on how their pet is going in care and maintain contact between the parties.
Requirements: You will need a phone and a vehicle and willingness to drive. You will be a friendly and empathetic person who is able to help in a practical way when an individual is experiencing a personal crisis situation. You will need to be organised and good at maintaining records and contacts. You will need to “like” dogs and cats and other small companion animals.
Address1: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 5000
Duration: Long Term
Time Required: As required – part time basis
Volunteers needed: 4 Urgent: No
Agency ID: 14848
Agency Name: Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue, Rehoming and Retirement Inc.
Address1: 427 Springs Road, Mount Barker Springs, South Australia, Australia, 5251
Address2: P O Box 488, Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia, 5251
Full Name: Ms Chris Moore
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – Chris: 0408 188 040