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  • Avian Rehabilitation Assistant

    Bird Center of Michigan
    • Employer: Bird Center of Michigan
      Location: Ann Arbor, MI
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Bird Center of Michigan is a wildlife rehab that takes in over 1800 birds a year of over 85 species. We are looking for individuals to join our excellent team at the Bird Center of Michigan where we provide care for the rehabilitation and release of songbirds, waterfowl, and other avian species. The position for rehabilitation assistant would be working under the supervision of our Rehabilitation Supervisors and Managers. Training is onsite prior to full time work. Opportunity for extension of position into fall and winter based on availability and performance. 

    Title: Rehabilitation Assistant
    Schedule: Full Time (35-40 hours/week)
    Pay: $11hr   with PTO accrual and holiday pay

    Start date: As soon as possible
    Duties include:
    Providing medical treatments (including but not limited to):

    • Prescribing and administering medications
    • Administering physical therapy
    • Applying and removing splints and wing wraps
    • Wound dressing and cleaning

    Providing general care (including but not limited to):

    • Cleaning enclosures
    • Monitoring weights
    • Feeding birds
    • Providing proper diet, enrichment, medications/treatments to many different ages, species, medical cases, etc. 
    • Observing and monitoring intensive care cases

    Working with babies in the nursery:

    • Feeding and caring for babies of all species on an intense schedule
    • Identifying baby bird species 

    Working with the public:

    • Answering phone calls and assist callers with the rescue and transport of injured and orphaned wildlife
    • Educate the public on the species they are rescuing
    • Educate the public on wildlife conservation, wildlife safety, and the importance of songbirds

    Record keeping:

    • Maintain detailed records and utilize computer database to enter medications, locations, weights, and new intakes  
    • Maintain daily record of clinic happenings 

    Required Qualifications:

    • At least 18 years of age 
    • Previous animal experience required, bird and/or wildlife experience preferred but NOT required
    • Able to start by latest Mid April for training 
    • A team player - must work well with others in a fast paced work environment
    • Detail oriented - we keep very detailed records of our cases
    • Ready to learn about songbirds, wildlife rehabilitation and Michigan’s natural history.

    To apply: FIll out the application attached below and send the application along with your resume to clinic@birdcentermi.org

    BCMIStaff Application (1).docx

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