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STRIDES PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR (Manhattan, IL)

 

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LOCATION: Manhattan, IL

HOURS:  Part time- 7:00a-3:00p that will include weekends

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 Under general supervision of the STRIDES program Coordinator, provides instruction/training in horsemanship skills to individuals who are disabled. Adapts horses and lessons taught to appropriate skill and age levels. Consults with relevant professionals in developing exercises, games, etc, to include safety and skill level factors. Prepares necessary reports and program records.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Under the supervision of the STRIDES Director, assists disabled children and adult riders enrolled at Trinity Services, Inc. to help alleviate the rider's physical handicap or disability through a prescribed riding program.

     

  2. Promotes through this prescribed riding program an improvement in the individual's muscle strength and relaxation, balance and coordination, and development of an improved spatial awareness, body image, and self-confidence.

     

  3. Participates and interacts with adults and children during the lessons.

     

  4. Assists in training individuals participating in the STRIDES program.

     

  5. Is responsible, as designated by the administrator, for the care of the horses and program equipment.

     

  6. Responsible for general barn maintenance such as cleaning stalls, grooming horses, feeding hay, grain and medications and turn out of horses

     

  7. Assists with general upkeep with the stable

     

  8. Performs other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have a High School diploma or GED.

     

  2. Must be at least 18 years of age

     

  3. The physical activities for this position involve: balancing, fingering, pulling, pushing, standing, climbing, grasping, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, reaching, lifting, repetitive motion, pushing wheelchairs, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

 

CONTACT: Laurie Ferfecki at jobs@trinityservices.org

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