Receptionist Needed at Animal Health Centre, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada

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ANC is looking for an experienced Receptionist to lead all aspects of their business. Receptionist duties have expanded to include a number of other functions as companies consolidate work tasks and responsibilities to create more efficient staffing practices. Anyone who has a work permit and can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you do not have a work permit and is not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Receptionists are responsible for greeting visitors and delivering exceptional customer service assistance. This entails answering calls and fielding them accordingly, addressing visitor questions and needs, and providing an overall welcoming environment. This oftentimes includes performing ad hoc administrative duties as needed. Receptionists are employed across almost every industry.

Receptionists generally have a high school diploma or equivalent. Most training for receptionist positions takes place on-the-job. Receptionists oftentimes advance into administrative assistant roles. The best receptionists are friendly, extremely organized, and comfortable multi-tasking. This pivotal job function requires a range of skills to successfully perform all the activities associated with a receptionist position.

Job Description

Job Organization: Animal Health Centre

Job Location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Salary/Remuneration: $14.00 to $16.00 hourly for 25 to 37.5 hours per week

Employment Type: Part-time leading to full time


  • Medical Benefits
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Vision Care Benefits
  • Other Benefits

Languages: English Language

Education: College, CEGEP, or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years


Experience is an added advantage

Qualifications for Receptionist

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to type 35 wpm minimum
  • Strong phone skills
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and prioritizing tasks without guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Punctual with strong attendance history

Specific Skills

  • Send invoices
  • Schedule and confirm appointments
  • Record and relay information
  • Perform clerical duties, such as filing and sorting, and distributing mail
  • Obtain and process information required to provide services
  • Greet people and direct them to contacts or service areas
  • Calculate billing charges
  • Answer telephone and relay telephone calls and messages
  • Operate switchboard or telephone system
  • Receive and issue payments

List of Core Receptionist Skills

Personal Presentation

  • maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance
  • respond professionally to visitors and callers

Company Representation

  • maintain confidentiality and show discretion
  • adhere to company policies and procedures
  • represent the organization in an ethical and professional manner
  • maintain a complete knowledge of organizational structure, personnel names, and titles
  • remain calm under pressure

Communication skills

  • write well using correct grammar and spelling
  • communicate verbally with confidence and clarity
  • ask effective questions
  • listen actively and respond with empathy
  • follow instructions properly
  • understand and respond to non-verbal signals

Customer Service Orientation

  • clarify customer needs
  • provide solutions and support to the customer using in-depth knowledge of company products and services
  • deal effectively with difficult customers

Computer Skills

  • MS Word
  • Outlook
  • Excel
  • Internet/Intranet
  • accurate and fast typing skills

Work Management

  • set priorities, plan and organize tasks
  • schedule activities accurately
  • find and use resources effectively
  • pay attention to detail
  • complete tasks on time

Information Management

  • locate and collect information
  • organize information
  • distribute information efficiently

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • Word processing software
  • Switchboard 1-25 lines
  • Electronic scheduler
  • Electronic mail
  • Electronic medical records

Additional Skills

  • Provide basic information to clients and the public
  • Maintain work records and logs

Work Setting: Private Sector

Security and Safety: Criminal record Check

Personal Suitability

  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Reliability
  • Organized

Job Validation

This job opportunity will be valid until the 4th of March 2021

The minimum wage for this job was calculated and verified based on the province or territory of residence for the employer.

Method of Application

The application process is via email and by fax. Send an email or fax including your cover letter and details to the email and fax below.

Via Email

Via Fax


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