Equine Practitioner

Kenora Chiefs Advisory is hiring a Equine Practitioner! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Employer Name: Kenora Chiefs Advisory
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 3X4
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2022
Email: resume@kenorachiefs.org
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Reporting to the Equine Manager, in conjunction with the Director of Equine Therapy, the Equine Practitioner will deliver culturally safe, equine therapy and care to horses and to the member First Nation communities. The Equine Practitioner will provide coverage for the Equine Manager and other members of the Equine program team as needed.

1. Scheduling and day to day operations

  • Manage horses and supervise guests during horse-based recreation, wellness and cultural programs for children, youth and adult guests. This includes horse-time (petting
    and grooming), pony rides, basic riding lessons, trail rides, and EAL.
  • Care and maintenance of horses (eg. feeding, hoof care, grooming and re-setting horses)
  • Interacting with small groups of children, youth and adults
  • Cleaning horse facilities (eg. stables)
  • Working with initiative in a small team
  • Willingness to cover for other roles at the Youth and Family Wellness Camp as requested
  • Attend meetings as requested by the Equine Manager

2. Liaison with Health Care Providers and Organizations under the direction of the Equine Manager

  • Work closely with Health Care Providers in the community
  • Provide referrals to various community programs and supports if needed
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies and supports as needed.
  • Act as a client advocate when needed

3. Program Evaluation and Reporting

  • Collect and compile data for reporting requirements; explore avenues to streamline reporting and ensure effective collection of necessary health indicators in alignment with the KCA member communities, KCA and both federal and provincial governments and funding if requested.
  • Participate in problem solving issues related to program design, delivery, evaluation and client related issues, monitor performance of the program through appropriate audits and review of operational statistics
  • In consultation with KCA member communities’ leadership, conduct needs evaluation, program planning, development of performance and accountability indicators, and compile and report on results if requested
  • Based on observations, assessments, and monitoring of trends and news, participates in needs assessment and organize training to meet staff and program needs and to continually update and revise orientation and training materials if requested by other members of the KCA team.
  • Have a KCA performance appraisal done as per KCA policy
  • Participate in the Accreditation process at KCA
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Experience in program planning and evaluation and performance management
  • Horse handling experience of + 5 years, ability to ride a horse
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and the social determinants of health specific to First Nations populations
  • Ability to apply a bi-cultural lens to work activities
  • Experience and understanding of Indigenous cultural issues, the geographical realities and social conditions within northern remote Indigenous communities
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organizational and critical thinking/ problem solving skills
  • Must maintain ongoing professional education
  • Current CPR/AED with HCP and First aid certification
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Trained, or willing to be trained, as an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) facilitator
  • Able to obtain a police clearance for working with children
  • Have a driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language would be an asset
  • Background in Education, social work or mental health would be an asset

Personal Attributes

  • Understanding of and ability to maintain client and business confidentiality and familiarity with PHIPA
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Possess cultural and political awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexible
  • Demonstrated sound work ethics
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • Highly motivated
  • Energetic and ambitious
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with children, youth and adults
  • Physically fit for manual work
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references to:

Human Resource Department
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor
Kenora ON P9N 3X4
Fax: 807-467-2656
Email: resume@kenorachiefs.org

We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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