Manager of Training & Interventions
Columbia, SC (Northeast)
Responsible for a cultivating and maintaining an assistance dog training and intervention team. The manager of Training and Interventions (MTI) will lead and participate in the training of assistance dogs and the incorporation into community programs while in training. The MTI will also supervise volunteers including inmates who work with dogs. The husbandry care, enrichment program, assistance dog team follow ups will all be tracked and supervised by this leader. Clients include children, veterans, and adults with a variety of disabilities or those who serve people with disabilities. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Strict adherence to standards established by Assistance Dogs International(ADI) will be required. The MTI will ensure the assisted intervention programming with dogs in training will strictly adhere to Animal Assisted Interventions International standards(AAII).