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Foster Care Coordinator

Company: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionHelp find quality foster homes for our dogs.At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired throughout the U.S. and Canada. We sometimes need to tap into our remarkable pool of volunteers to open their hearts and homes to our dogs that need temporary care in a comfortable environment near one of our campuses. As Foster Care Coordinator, you will facilitate the successful placement of dogs into appropriate settings, assisting with recruitment, retention, and recognition of Foster Care Providers (FCPs).What you'll do:Respond to queries involving the foster care program, interview applicants for prospective placements, and maintain applicant and volunteer recordsConduct interviews, at GDB and in-house, of new FCPs to assess home safety, condition of other pets, and applicants' skillsCounsel and provide training for FCPs about dog behavior, care, and handling, including introducing dogs to new homes and managing behavior and medical problemsEvaluate each dog's medical needs, behavior, and temperament, and review all available quality placements for the animalsArrange details of placement and provide updates to staff as neededStay in communication with FCPs to reassess plans for individual dogs and meet their changing needsProvide dog care supplies for foster care providers and maintain inventory of foster care supplies, including ordering items as neededWhat you'll love:The enthusiasm, dedication, and passion of our volunteersThe ability to help provide loving foster care for dogs under medical care, awaiting placement, or in other short-term situationsA role that gets you directly involved in the care of our special dogsThe camaraderie and support of our incredible GDB teamYou'll appreciate our generous benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, 403(b), tuition reimbursement, and great wellness perks, including an onsite gym.You can bring your dog to work!The qualifications you'll need:Demonstrated understanding of customer service and successful interaction with the publicExperience in assessing dogs' health, temperaments, and behaviors and/or conducting dog training, behavior modification, and placementExperience using Salesforce, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPointAbility to safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 poundsAvailability to work 30 hours a week, including weekendsExcellent time management skills with the ability to work independentlyGuide Dogs for the BlindAt Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently - to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission.At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please feel free to contact Human Resources.

Keywords: Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael , Foster Care Coordinator, Other , San Rafael, California

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