Animal Care Specialist- Part Time
Provides direct support and guidance to adults with serious mental illness in a Ranch style residential facility, serves as model for self-empowerment, and advocates for adults with serious mental illness. Assists in responsibility for oversight of all aspects of the Ranch including animal care. Assists in maintenance of Ranch inventory necessary for animal care and managing subcontracts for maintenance of the Ranch property. Ensures that veterinary care is provided and instructions are maintained. Responsible for the instruction and oversight of clients as they learn to feed and care for animals on the Ranch. Will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the horses involved in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) including ensuring the safety of the horses and participants during sessions. Is responsible for management of the health of the horses as it relates to their participation in equine assisted psychotherapy/learning. Maintains physical health and good disposition of horses through conditioning and training.
Ability to be certified through EAGALA (must show 6000 hours of documented Equine Direct Care Service)
High school diploma or equivalent.
A minimum of ten years’ experience in training and caring for horses.
EAGALA Certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/ or eligible for certification
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