Train assistance dogs, volunteers who work with dogs, and clients who receive dogs.
Assist with care of assistance puppies and dogs in training in a home, and when needed prison environment.
Communicate with volunteer trainers and director on dog training issues
Assist/Support the management of dog files and training logs
Transport puppies and dogs as needed in personal vehicle
Assist with general dog health care and veterinary visits
Maintain animal supply inventory
Assist with animal assisted intervention programs
Assist with breeding/whelping and puppy development program
Assist with assessment and acquisition of potential canines
Work with weekend fosters as required
Work with volunteers as assigned
Maintain good relationships with all volunteers
Timely computer record maintenance, phone correspondence, and email communication
Administrative task completion as requested
Assist in fundraising/development work as requested
Participate in presentations and fund raising/marketing opportunities
At least 2 years’ experience in operant conditioning-based training, preferably with assistance dogs. * Prefer experience with ADI accredited program and/or IMATA and/or AZA candidates
Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs
Outstanding communications skills, both written and verbal
Exceptional interpersonal skills
High attention to detail
Ability to multi-task
Clean driving record
Frequently required to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and perform a variety of physical motions with his or her hands, arms, shoulders, legs to properly test, transport and train dogs.
Must be able to manipulate and use all equipment and tools necessary to care for and transport dogs, including leashes, medicines, locking medicines, balance harnesses, wheelchairs, and clickers used for training.
May need to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Will be working on location in person
Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (Required)
Columbia, SC (Northeast)
based on experience
Paid Time off, holidays, birthday
PAALS does NOT currently offer medical/dental benefits at this time
40 hours/week, must be available 8am-6pm M-F, some holidays/weekends as needed