Animal Care Technician Training Program

Animal Care Technician Training Program

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Are you interested in supporting medical research? Become an Animal Care Technician and help hospitals and medical facilities conduct groundbreaking medical research! In partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital, JVS offers a paid Animal Care Technician Training Program that will equip you with the skills you need to launch your career.

This 12-week training program is PAID, and participants earn $16.50/hour for 30-35 hours/week. Following graduation, JVS will work with you to help you find a job as an animal care technician in the Greater Boston Area. 

Program Overview:

  • Next training cycle begins Fall 2021
  • Length of training program: 12 weeks
  • The training program is full-time
  • During the training, participants will earn $16.50/hour for 30-35 hours/week
  • You will participate in workplace English classes and on-the-job training
  • You will receive individualized job coaching throughout the training and up to 90-days post-employment
  • At the end of the training program, you will be considered for open positions at Boston Children’s Hospital and provided with job placement services

Am I eligible for this program?

  • Non-native English speaker
  • Be willing to work with animals and care for their daily needs
  • Must not have any preexisting allergies to hay, animals, or dander
  • Must have valid work authorization
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds at a time and work on your feet up to 7-8 hours per day
  • Eager to seek growth opportunities and have a strong work ethic
  • All applicants will be required to participate in a CORI and drug screening
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