OPEN POSITION: Therapeutic Riding Instructor

By October 9, 2014 Careers 2 Comments
Two Horses in Agape's Field
Riding Instructors report to the Program Director and work closely with the instructional staff, Program Coordinator, Equine Coordinator, Instructor Liaison, and Volunteer Coordinator.

LOCATION:

Cicero, IN

HOURS:

10-20

COMPENSATION:

$12-16/hr

OUR VISION: Why we do what we do

We believe that lives can experience healing and joy in an environment where unconditional love and the wonderment of a horse connect, creating a haven for unbridled hope.

OUR MISSION: How we do it

Agape cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-facilitated experiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Teamwork

  • Meet with the Program Coordinator, Equine Coordinator, and Program Director as needed
  • Communicate regularly with the instructional team regarding class progress, needs, successes, concerns, etc.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and Instructor Education sessions (2-3 hours per week, every other week)
  • Oversee class volunteers, providing support and education as needed, and communicating concerns to the Instructor Liaison
  • Monitor and support assigned interns, regularly updating the Program Director

Rider Instruction

  • Continually monitor instructional area and enforce safety rules and  procedures
  • Design and implement individualized rider lesson plans including goals and objectives (1/2 hour per assigned lesson per week)
  • Assist in conducting student assessments as needed

Documentation and Reporting

  • Document client progress (1/2 hour per assigned lesson per week), communicating updates to caregivers as appropriate
  • Maintain rider’s files
  • Complete incident reports as needed and provide copies to the Program Coordinator
  • Regularly school horses and document progress for the Equine Coordinator/Instructor Liaison (Minimum of 1 hour per week, maximum of two hours per week)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain extensive knowledge of the needs served by Agapé, contraindications, and effective interventions
  • Assist in maintaining an organized facility
  • Maintain a working knowledge of equine first aid, common ailments, and issues with soundness
  • Monitor the health and behavior of Agapé’s equines, communicating any concerns to the Instructor Liaison
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Maintain PATH International Registered Instructor status (at minimum)
  2. Remain up to date on and adhere to PATH International standards and procedures

Preferred Competencies

Riding/Horsemanship

80%

Communication

75%

Client Focus

100%

Results Focused

70%

Safety

100%

Problem Solving

60%

Ability to work well with a team

80%

Able to follow through

95%

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2 Comments

  • Ashley says:

    To whom it may Concern:

    I am interested in the Riding Instructor position available. I tried to apply online, however there seemed to be some technical issues! It directed me to my email. I would love the opportunity to speak with someone about this position and possibly more. I am looking to move my career soon, hopefully with in the next month. I would love to hear from someone and find out what the next step would be, possibly set up a time to meet. Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you,
    Ashley S
    317-695-6405

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