Tasks and Responsibilities: The student will be primarily responsible for animal care (grooming, preparation, exercising and feeding) and supporting the facility through farm work such as cleaning stalls, removing manure from paddocks, providing regular clean drinking water to the animals, moving hay bales and helping get the animals ready for the therapy sessions. They may also get some experience working with the clients during their sessions and especially for the Ther-a-Play group sessions and the weekend Sensory Camp, when extra supervision of the children is required. Since some activities occur in and around a pond, the candidate must be prepared to wear appropriate clothing for spending some time in the water ensuring the safety of the children. The student will have to be organized and have good communication skills as well as feel comfortable around animals, children with disabilities and their parents. Self-starting skills are essential as there are always tasks to do and the candidate must be able to set his or her own work pace. The candidate is expected to work 35 hours a week, spread over 6 days.
Wages: $13 per hour, plus MERCs