Career Opportunties

A Place to Serve. A Place to Grow.
A Place to Learn.

At PAALS employees, volunteers and interns all work together together to raise and train life-transforming service dogs in a culture of caring and giving.

Join the Team

PAALS use the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between our clients and our extraordinary service dogs.

PAALS is the only Assistance Dog International (AID) accredited program based in South Carolina. We are also a founding member of Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII) and our Executive Director is a member of the AAII board.

PAALS serves veterans with PTSD, children with autism and individuals with mobility challenges throughout South Carolina and in nearby areas of contiguous states.

PAALS currently has the following career opportunities:

  • Instructor
  • Apprentice Animal Care Technician / Overnight Caretaker

Click on the link below to download a position description.

Instructor Postion Description
Apprentice Animal Care Technician / Overnight Caretaker Postion Description

Working at PAALS

Our training facility is located in Columbia, SC. just of I-77 and I-20. It is easily accessible from anywhere in South Carolina as well as Charlotte, NC, Augusta, GA and other SC, NC and GA cities.

PAALS is growing and we may be hiring in these areas:

  • Direct dog contact:
    • Animal Husbandy
    • Service Dog Training
  • Administration/Development areas:
    • Marketing/Creative
    • Development/Fundraising
    • Accounting/Finance
At PAALS, you will work with our 10+ full and part time employees and over 120+ volunteers in raising and training life changing service dogs.

Some of the benefits PAALS provides:

    • Flexible working hours and conditions
    • Full time employees receive both paid time off (PTO), paid personal leave (PPL) , paid holidays and a paid birthday.
    • Part time employees enjoy paid holidays and birthday.

 

At PAALS, we expect all staff, volunteers and interns to respect individuals and the organization.

  • To treat team members, volunteers, donors, students, clients and other key stakeholders with respect and dignity, regardless of status within the organization.
  • To demonstrate the highest professional standards including open, honest and fair conduct in all business relationships and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.
  • To not discriminate based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or other protected classes; and to immediately report incidents of discrimination to your supervisor or the Executive Director.
  • To not engage in unlawful harassment, including sexual, verbal, physical and visual harassment and to immediately report incidents of harassment to your immediate supervisor or the Executive Director.
  • To abide by all safety rules and practices and to assume responsibility for taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others and to immediately report accidents and unsafe practices and conditions to your immediate supervisor or the Executive Director.