DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The volunteer Instructional
Assistant functions as part of a rehabilitation team, assisting in providing
horsemanship training to physically handicapped persons ranging in age
from seven (7) on up. Specific duties include: general stable maintenance
duties, assisting students in fetching, grooming, tacking, and mounting
horses; leading, sidewalking, and riding double when instructed to do
so. Provide emotional support and encouragement. Assist Instructor with
care and training of school horses. Supervise and assist students with
written and oral lessons. May be called upon to present a lesson on occasion.
Demonstrate safe practices and compliance of stable rules at all times.
Dependability, punctuality, able to work as part of
a team, able to accept directives from supervisor, ability to communicate
job concerns to supervisor in timely and appropriate manner, able to
provide physical assistance to disabled persons, good health, emotional
and psychological stability. Able to reach, able to lift minimum of
50 pounds. Outgoing personality, ability to support and encourage others.
Minimum age 18, at least one (1) year's experience working
around horses, verifiable knowledge of horse behavior and safe techniques
in handling and riding as demonstrated to the Barn Manager. Experience
with disabled persons preferred but not necessary. No court referrals.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
Minimum of six (6) months.
One (1) day per week for a minimum of four (4) hours.
Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
One to one training by staff in CAMELOT methods.
Orientation to horses, students, equipment, stable rules and procedures.
Volunteer manual will be provided.
IMPORTANCE OF JOB TO THE ORGANIZATION'S PURPOSE
You, the volunteer,
are critical to this organization in providing services to students.
If you can dedicate yourself to the requirements and philosophy of this
program, we guarantee an experience in learning and sharing that will
flavor your life forever.