Please submit your resume with a cover letter identifying the position you are applying for to: TinaNoonan@ChallengeUnlimited.org
Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm is a nonprofit organization that uses horses and riding instruction to help people with disabilities and without. This job opening is for an instructor to teach horsemanship and life lessons to riders including grooming, tacking and care of animals, riding techniques appropriate to each rider's abilities, and proper care and handling of horses on the ground. Teaching will be conducted as private, semi-private and group lessons, in half-hour and hour-long sessions, and will be scheduled by management, including space and horse assignments.
Applicant must have a current MA Riding Instructors license, or have the interest and ability to pursue a MA license. The job would be best suited for someone who is compassionate and enthusiastic about the organization and its mission, with a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor and an open mind for new and innovative ways to use horses to help people.
An Ironstone Therapy Therapist is responsible for creating and managing an effective individual plan of treatment for each client, that is, daily documentation and periodic re-evaluation, and meetings with parents and other professionals involved. The therapist is also responsible for evaluation of new clients, interpretation of data, writing reports, and meeting with parents. Daily treatment notes must be written, progress reports every two months or as required by the physician or insurance, discharge reports and insurance reports as required for each client. Must be able to manage the appropriate billing slips, properly documenting treatment given, and obtaining needed signatures. The therapist is also responsible for assessing proper equipment needed, setting up and putting away all equipment used during therapy or evaluation.
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