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Therapeutic Riding Instructor for Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association


How To Apply

Position:Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Employer:Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association
Sector:Other Services (non government)
Closing Date:2023-Feb-16
Salary or Wage:Dependent on experience and/or certification
Full or Part Time:Part Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Current coaching/teaching equine certificate and/or the desire and ability to pursue Canadian Therapeutic Riding (CanTRA) certification. Visit for instructor certification requirements.
- Commitment to working in a team environment.
- To ensure client confidentiality.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including a passion for working with children and adults of all abilities.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work in a sometimes chaotic environment.
- Ability to communicate our goals and requirements to parents/caregivers, volunteers and community.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record check.
- Current first aid certificate.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Conducts riding classes ensuring the safety of all clients, staff, volunteers and horses.
- Evaluates client progress weekly.
- Assesses, with other staff, new riders for the Independent and Adult Riding classes.
- Works with staff to match horses, riders and volunteers, and provides this information to relevant staff in a timely manner each week.
- Works with staff to continually monitor performance of horses in the program and assess their ability to perform, mentally and physically.
- Maintains current First Aid certification.
- Follows PRTRA’s Policies, Procedures and Practices.
- Actively participates in making the PRTRA environment healthy and safe for all individuals on site.

Additional Details

32 hours per week

At PRTRA our purpose is to provide therapy in an encouraging, fun, safe environment for our riders weekly. Therapeutic Riding has long been recognized as a very effective therapy for people with disabilities, providing physical, psychological, social and educational benefits to all those who participate. We operate from mid-September to mid-June following the school calendar taking breaks during Spring Break and Christmas.

PRTRA is committed to supporting its employees in their pursuit of CanTRA or equivalent certification.

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