petcare associate resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Caring and skilled Elementary School Educator bringing 18 years of experience and the dedication to reach every student with one-on-one support. Focused on building literacy and life-long learning habits in all children. Skillfully manage special programs, activities and field trips with an organized and efficient approach.

  • Evaluate student's skills, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Design plans to meet individual and group needs.
  • Create a classroom environment which is inclusive and inviting.
  • Promote literacy in all areas of instruction.
  • Track student skill levels using current technology- using information gained to plan further instruction.
  • Work with other staff to determine best methods to assist all student's learning.
  • Build a positive relationship with parents and families.
  • Use time management skills to efficiently plan and complete tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with staff, co-workers, children, parents and families.
Petcare Associate, 11/2016 to Current
PetSmartCity, STATE,
  • Promote optimal health by feeding and watering every animal on regular schedule.
  • Administer treatments to sick or injured animals and consulted veterinarians to handle more complex concerns. Documented all treatment of animals as required by PetSmart policies.
  • Support animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Observe animals to identify signs of injury, illness or disease.
  • Prepare food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Adhere to all pet care plans, medication requirements and dietary restrictions while providing care.
  • Unload and organize supplies and products.
  • Share knowledge and expertise about animals with customers. Answer any questions customers may have and help them choose pets; Assist pet parents in choosing foods and products for their new or existing pets. Work with children of all ages, teens and adults to develop positive attitudes about all animals- encourage them to continue learning more.
  • Provide on the spot problem solving with customers to determine their pet's needs and then choose the best products to address those needs. Assist customers in finding products throughout the store, as quickly and easily as possible.
  • Keep store stocked neatly with products so shoppers are able to easily locate and reach what they need. Maintain a neat, organized appearance throughout the day so there is less to fix at the end of the night. Helping with restocking and pulling down top stock as needed. Help customers reach items that are high up or items that they need help carrying- bring out flat carts, using ladders, etc.
  • On days scheduled as petcare, work as additional cashier whenever needed. Work as main cashier on days scheduled as such.
  • Light cleaning around store as needed- and in back rooms and sump room as necessary.
  • Watch educational PetSmart videos each month as part of regular training and take quizzes on each one.
  • Use technology aids as necessary- iPads, computer/registers, pricing 'gun', PetSmart computer programs/training, etc. Help customers with "price matching" and searching for products on their phones as needed.
  • Be friendly, inquisitive and kind to all customers, children and their pets- help them in any way possible to have a good experience and encourage them to return in the future.
Elementary School Teacher- Kindergarten, 08/2001 to 11/2015
Buncombe County Schools- W.W. Estes ElementaryCity, STATE,
  • Monitored and supported the social, behavioral and physical development of each student to further enhance academic success.
  • Increased student literacy by reading books to groups and giving each student the opportunity to practice skills.
  • Built a positive and encouraging classroom environment by modeling good behaviors and using positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Helped students build the skills necessary to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Developed strong relationships with parents and guardians to help each child have a solid support network in and out of the classroom.
  • Consulted with administrators and fellow educators to find ways to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Encouraged students to explore hands-on and play-based learning opportunities to expand their horizons.
  • Organized class projects, team-based activities and field trips to immerse students in key concepts.
Teacher Assistant- 3rd, Kindergarten, 1st , 03/1997 to 06/2001
Buncombe County Schools- Haw Creek ElementaryCity, STATE,
  • Taught students about positive social behaviors and skills for building relationships with others.
  • Observed students during activities and assignments to document their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Helped outside of the classroom to monitor and protect students on the playground, on the bus and in the cafeteria.
  • Followed the teacher's lesson plans to explore subjects with students by leading hands-on activities.
  • Maintained a clean and organized classroom space to help students feel welcomed and promote learning.
  • Consistently enforced administrative policies to keep the school environment fair for all students.
Title One Reading Assistant / Part-time , 08/1996 to 02/1997
Buncombe County Schools- Oakley ElementaryCity, STATE,
  • Helped small groups of students improve reading performance with targeted instruction.
  • Worked with students to help them understand the classroom material and homework assignments.
  • Based learning modules and tutoring lesson plans on the individual student's strengths and objectives.
  • Used positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and motivate students.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education ( K-6), Expected in 05/1992
Warren Wilson College - Swannanoa, NC

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School Attended

  • Warren Wilson College

Job Titles Held:

  • Petcare Associate
  • Elementary School Teacher- Kindergarten
  • Teacher Assistant- 3rd, Kindergarten, 1st
  • Title One Reading Assistant / Part-time


  • Bachelor of Arts

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