Dog Behaviourist (Aftercare)
Dog Behaviourist (Aftercare)
This is a great opportunity to work for a leading assistance charity.
Our client is an assistance dog charity which trains amazing dogs to transform the lives of people with physical disabilities. To help achieve this, they need amazing people and they have a fantastic new opportunity for an Aftercare Instructor to join their aftercare team. You’ll be working directly with their Partners who have been partnered with a dog, supporting them with the on-going training of their dog. Using positive training methods, you will give advice on behavioural and training issues.
Job Title: Aftercare Instructor (South)
Location: Southern Training Centre, Heyshott, West Sussex (Covering area: Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire & Dorset)
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)
Salary: £18,909 - £23,636 depending on experience
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 3rd April 2017
1st Interview Date: Wednesday 19th April 2017 (Heyshott, West Sussex)
2nd Interview Date: Friday 28th April 2017 (Heyshott, West Sussex)
About the role:
The role is based from their Southern Centre (near Midhurst) to travel to the surrounding counties including West Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey & Oxfordshire.
You will be part of their busy Aftercare team, providing training and support to their partners in their home once they have been matched with their dog. Aftercare Instructors give on-going support to every partnership, ensuring they are long-lasting, happy and healthy. Each partnership receives a minimum of 7 visits in the first year and at least 2 visits annually, until the dog retires.
Duties will include working with partners and their dogs using positive dog training methods, and providing aftercare visits, training and support for partners in and around their homes. You will carry out an agreed schedule of visits compile reports, monitoring partnerships, giving advice and feedback on behavioural issues. You will attend and give inputs for on-going training days with the aftercare team and partnerships at either training centres.
Ideally you will have experience of training dogs using positive reward based methods and will have empathy for a wide range of people, including those with a disability.
It is essential that have strong communication and interpersonal skills, effective record keeping, ICT and report writing skills, as well as knowledge of dog training behaviour. You will have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work. Ideally you will have an understanding of human medical conditions and experience of providing training to others, along with a positive attitude, flexibility and initiative.
Above all you will embrace their values with a passion, and love working as part of the growing family. Joining our client could be the start of a fantastic career, assisting people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life.
Please note, the successful candidate will need to spend a period of between 4 and 6 months training at either their Heyshott or Osgathorpe site. You must also be willing and able to travel throughout the South visiting partners, some overnight stays may also be required.
You may have experience of: Behaviourist, Dog Trainer, Puppy Trainer, Behavioural Consultant, Dog Behaviourist, Assistance Dog Trainer, Animal Trainer, etc.
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