Groom Assistant in Buffalo, NY 14217

The Laundromutt LLC

The Laundromutt is looking to hire a groom assistant to help support groomers with their dogs as well as the general flow of our salon. We are looking for someone who loves a fast paced environment, being apart of a bustling team, and is comfortable working with dogs. We value continued education, cultivating a work environment with clear communication, and above all we love dogs.

The primary function of this position is to serve our customers and the functioning of the salon by bathing and prepping dogs for grooming, helping self service clients, walk-in clients, and booking appointments. Additionally, this position is responsible for keeping the salon clean and organized.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ability to practice safe handling of animals
Ability to identify signs of stress and aggression in dogs
Correctly and accurately bathing and drying dogs
Hand drying and prepping dogs for grooming including brushing out, nail trimming and filing, anal gland expression, teeth cleaning, and ear cleaning
Completing a full smooth coat bath service
Reception, greeting & cashing out clients
Practicing compassionate customer service
Scheduling appointments
Helping self service clients
General Cleaning of the salon
Ability to use excel basic functions

Physical Demands

Ability to stand, bend, stoop, and reach for long periods of time
Ability to read, write, and basic math skills
Ability to to follow written and verbal directions
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs independently
Ability to withstand loud noises for a long period of time
Ability to clearly communicate with clients, team members, and managers
Comfortable working with dogs
Ability to correctly handle cash and credit card transactions

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent
18 years of age
General computer skills
1 year of experience working with dogs in either a daycare or groom setting.

Pay

$14.20 – $16.00 per hour
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