Full-time
Lincoln, Nebraska
Posted 5 days ago

Kenl-Inn Bather/Brusher’s primary duties are to properly prepare, bathe and finish pets by using humane practices and minimizing pet stress. Additionally, the Bather/Brusher is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the groom shop. Pet Care Counselors may be cross-trained in bather/brusher procedures for the groom shop. The Bather/Brusher works under the supervision of the Pet Care Coordinator, Senior Groomer &/or Groom Shop Manager and reports to the Pet Care Manager.

Primary Duties

  1. Perform bath functions as requested by client and described on the groom card
    • a. Nail trim
    • b. Tooth brushing
    • c. Brush-out
    • d. Bath
  2. Prepare dogs for bathing in accordance to procedures
    • a. Brush out dog with proper tools
    • b. Trim nails
    • c. Clean ears
  3. Bathe dogs as described in procedures
  4. Dry dogs completely
    • a. When time permits hand dry dogs completely
    • b. Cage dryer is to be used for bath dogs, intermediate drying of groom dogs, and for dogs that are overstressed by the hand dryer
    • c. All groom dogs must be completely dry and finished drying by hand
  5. Finish dogs as described in procedures
    • a. All dogs should be finish brushed and combed.
    • b. Bath dogs should have cologne and bandana applied unless client requests otherwise.
  6. Keep bathing stations stocked with supplies, tools cleaned and ready for use.
  7. Keep groom shop clean
    • a. During the work day keep the room safe by wiping up water spills and pet accidents as soon as possible
    • b. At the end of each workday all hair should be swept/mopped from the floor and cleaned from tubs/shower
    • c. Holding cages should be ready for next day’s arrivals
  8. Update pet status on white board and point of sale system. Advise receptionist when dogs that are to be “called when ready” are finished.
  9. Walk dogs that are kept in groom shop in accordance to procedures and note time of walk on white board or groom card
  10. Follow safety procedures for pets and staff at all times. Ask for assistance when a pet is stressed, very difficult to manage or showing any signs of injury.
    Minimum Experience, Skills, Certification or Academic Background Required
  11. High school graduate or GED preferred
  12. Good oral communication skills
  13. Previous work experience demonstrating dependability
  14. Previous experience providing animal care (personal or job related)
  15. Self-motivated, independent worker
  16. Proven ability to follow instructions and learn new things
  17. Ability to work in a team environment
  18. Demonstrated flexibility and proven coping skills

Minimum Experience, Skills, Certification or Academic Background Required

  1. High school graduate or GED preferred
  2. Good oral communication skills
  3. Previous work experience demonstrating dependability
  4. Previous experience providing animal care (personal or job related)
  5. Self-motivated, independent worker
  6. Proven ability to follow instructions and learn new things
  7. Ability to work in a team environment
  8. Demonstrated flexibility and proven coping skills

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