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Groomer

Veterinarian Office | Mattoon, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Job Title:               Groomer

Job Location:        Store Location

Reports to:           Veterinarian

FLSA Status:         Hourly Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                      

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of the Groomer is to provide top notch service by responding to customer requests and handling the animals with a gentle hand. Our focus is professionalism, being friendly and helpful while catering to our patient's and client's needs. Candidates must also be independent workers, self-starters, able to effectively utilize down-time and multi-task, maintain an impeccably clean facility, follow instructions, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; both amongst staff members, clients and veterinarians.

 

JOB DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide bathing and customer service as instructed
  • Interact professionally and effectively with all clients
  • Perform basic grooming services on dogs and cats
  • Assist with generating and developing the grooming business
  • Complete daily duties for maintaining work area
  • Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
  • Ensure department cleanliness and safety by sweeping, mopping, etc. on a regular basis
  • Move animals and merchandise up to 50 pounds
  • Assist other areas of the hospital
  • Use general office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer
  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1-year experience at a professional grooming salon or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, and people-oriented
  • Ability to participate in our online applicant and new hire onboarding process remotely
  • Ability to complete computer-based training

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to all audiences
  • Good visual acuity
  • Close vision for computer work
  • Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform