Equine Director

at Living Hope Ranch Inc. (view profile)
Location Cypress Hills, Sk, Canada
Date Posted November 13, 2019
Category Other
Job Type Full-time

Description

Living Hope Ranch Inc.
POSITION TITLE:
Equine Program Director
REPORTS TO:
Program Director
POSITION SUMMARY
The Equine Program Director works to direct every aspect of LHR’s Equine Program. This
position oversees the optimal administration of day to day activities of the program.
Upholding the mission and vision of LHR through the ongoing monitoring, supervision and
care of all residents according to the daily schedule, policies, and procedures of LHR to
ensure safety and security at all times.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Certification in Equine Assisted Learning
• Minimum of two years experience working or volunteering directly with at-risk youth
• Must have a valid driver’s license & provide a clean driver’s abstract
• High School diploma, or equivalent
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• First Aid certificate
SKILLS:
• Personal conduct is expected to reflect the Christian values, according to the policies
and procedures, and exemplify the model of behaviour required of the residents of
LHR.
• Physically capable of working in various climates and conditions, including
physically demanding work such as lifting bales, forking hay, carrying and working
with various equipment.
• Able to evaluate and work accordingly with a variety of horse breeds
• Able to drive a truck towing a horse trailer
• Capable of assessing various horsemanship skill levels of all participants
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to enforce consistency in routine and expectations of the residents
• Strong leadership skills
• Self-motivated and independent thinker with strong decision-making skills
• Ability to assess individual behaviours and situational factors quickly to determine
potential risks and develop a suitable course of action
• Work well as a team player, able to take direction and provide input
• Adaptable to high-stress situations, and work in fast-paced and changing
environments
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Living Hope Ranch Inc. PO Box 275, Consul, SK, S0N 0P0
A. Programming
• Personal conduct is expected to reflect the Christian values, according to the policies
and procedures, and exemplify the model of behaviour required of the residents of
LHR.
• Maintain the expectations & responsibilities outlined in the LHR Policy & Procedure
and Program Manuals
• Uphold the four values (Mentoring, Education, Faith, Life Skills) and seek to carry
out the vision and mission of LHR at all times
• Encourage and disciple residents, seeking opportunities to empower residents to
make positive choices
• Maintain clearly defined emotional and relational boundaries with residents
• Supervise residents and ensure their safety
• Maintain reasonable control, enforce rules, and discipline residents accordingly
• Prepare and lead daily devotionals
• Pray for and with others associated with the ministry of LHR (residents, coworkers,
board members, etc.)
• Develop, implement and supervise the overall Equine Program
• Facilitate Equine Assisted Learning exercises
• Train other staff and volunteers to assist with the Equine Program and daily
maintenance
• Submits proposed program budget annually to the Board of Directors
• Consult with the Program Director on client needs
• Consult with Social Worker on client needs
B. Horse Management
• Oversees equipment management including storage, inventory, replacement, and
purchase of all equine-related items
• Responsible for providing daily care and meeting the ongoing needs of horses,
overseeing and managing: feeding, Ferrier, Veterinary care, routine maintenance
(deworming, vaccinations, dental, etc.)
• Maintains overall horse health through regular exercise and training schedules
• Participates in the evaluation and selection of program horses
ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Equine Program Director is supervised by the Program Director.
• Weekly staff meetings are mandatory.
• Living Hope Ranch expects the highest level of integrity to further the gospel of
Jesus Christ.
REUMUNERATION:
• Salary TBD
• Room and board provided at $200/pay period (monthly)