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FULL TIME THERAPEUTIC BARN & STABLE WORKER

Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates

Do you have a passion for working with children and horses? Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates is seeking an individual to become part of our team. The ideal candidate will be mature, reliable, demonstrate good judgement and critical thinking skills, and be comfortable working with children of different ages and needs.
Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates is located on a 60 acre therapeutic farm with 10 equines, a small flock of sheep, a pig, bunny and 3 dogs. We offer animal assisted therapy to children with various mental health needs, in which our barn staff are an important part of meeting the needs of these clients. We will provide you with training and support to develop your skills in animal/equine therapy techniques and how to work with individual mental health therapists.
Your duties in this role will include but not be limited to: daily farm tasks, exercising horses, and running groups and lessons. You will also be required to at times apply minor first aid treatments for animals around the farm.
Requirements for job:
-Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
-Must have 5+ years horse experience
-Must be comfortable teaching beginner riding lessons
-Have a valid G license
-Have a Criminal Reference Check with vulnerable sector (or be willing to acquire)
-Have valid CPR and First Aid (or be willing to acquire)
-Have a valid OEF membership (or be willing to acquire)
-OEF rider levels or coach certification is not mandatory but considered an asset.
-Experience with farm equipment such as a tractor is also not mandatory but considered an asset
Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates is offering competitive wages. Hours will typically be between Monday – Saturdays. We are located in North Oshawa.

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