THERAPEUTIC RIDING INSTRUCTOR, PART TIME INC SATURDAYS
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking a Part-Time Therapeutic Riding Instructor to join our expanding Adaptive Riding program. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of 12 therapeutic riding instructors at a PATH Intl Premier Accredited Riding Center.
Please review the job description below and submit your resume to JSlack@LittleBit.org.
The Therapeutic Riding Instructor is responsible for teaching adaptive riding activities, following standards for safety and providing quality service. S/he will may also provide long lining for the Hippotherapy program, and schooling horses.
The Therapeutic Riding Instructor will operate under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for independent judgment and actions in assigned instructional and student matters. S/he will report to the Part-Time Instructor Manager, or the Adaptive Services Director.
Specific activities may include, but are not limited to:
Teaching therapeutic riding lessons (including Saturdays)
Long lining for hippotherapy treatments
Schooling horses each week
Ensures that rider files are always up to date and accurate, as well as rider notes and schooling notes
Writing behavior reports as needed
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred or a minimum of two years related work experience
PATH International Registered Instructor Certification or demonstrated progress toward completion
Minimum two years of riding and horsemanship experience
A minimum of one year experience work with people and disabilities
U. S. Citizen or valid resident/ work permit
Valid driver's license
Must pass a Washington State Criminal History background check
Knowledge of PATH standards and ability to ensure compliance
Background in horseback riding and knowledge of horse care, USPC rating of B or higher
Dressage and balance seat background desirable
Excellent verbal and good written communication skills
Ability to set priorities, organize and manage diverse activities and meet deadlines
Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired result
CPR/ AED/First Aid certification
Ability to make good decisions based on wisdom, experience and judgment
Opportunity to act independently within program goal
Demonstrate common sense, flexibility and teamwork
Act as a resource for others
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and private information
Manages risk responsibly, assesses consequences or decisions prior to action
Utilizes knowledge and creativity in developing progressive lesson plans
Strong and clear communication skills
Ability to build constructive and effective relationships internally and externally
Ability to maintain composure under pressure
Working Conditions/Physical Effort
Requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion and/ or physical strain
Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs
Assist riders weighing up to 190 lbs with mounts and dismounts
Involves occasional exposure to disagreeable weather conditions
Requires occasional long hours, evening and weekend work
Walk 5-8 miles per day over uneven surfaces
Ride horses for 30-45 minutes (1 per day minimum)
Little Bit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.