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Grooming Assistant Wanted

 

OK so its not all cuddling puppies but it is very rewarding. We’re an owner run City & Guilds Qualified grooming salon and we want you to work for us. It’s become so busy that we really need some part time help with handling dogs, bathing the animals and looking after both customers and the salon itself.

 

A full description of the position is available below.

 

If you’re interested please write to us (email is good) including a copy of your CV and tell us why you want to work for us.


 

Grooming Assistant Job Description

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assist groomer with restraining, holding and/or lifting an animal.

Perform basic grooming services including brushing, bathing and conditioning of animals.

Complete de-matting and pre-stripping as directed by groomer.

Greet clients and bring grooming animals to and from the grooming area during check-in and check-out.

Walk and exercise grooming animals as needed.

Maintain the salon and equipment by performing tasks including, but not limited to, sweeping/mopping floors, wiping counters, cleaning cages and checking equipment and supplies.

Assist with generating and developing the grooming business by utilising periods of time when not grooming pets to assist with clerical duties.

Assist the public with inquiries pertaining to grooming and other general information.

 

Skills and Abilities

Effectively communicate in the English language both in writing and orally.

Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

Regularly stand for extended periods.

Frequently walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift up to 25kilos.

Demonstrate a genuine interest in the well-being of pets in our care.

Provide excellent customer service.

Present a professional appearance and demeanour at all times.

Accurately process paperwork and maintain an efficient records system.

 

Working Conditions

Possible exposure to undesirable odors and bodily functions.

Dealing with possible unruly, vicious and dangerous animals.

Dealing with possible hostile overly emotional public.

Ability to handle heavy and fast-paced workload.

Possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.

Elevated noise levels depending on the task being performed.