Aftercare Assistant

Full Time
Job Sector:
Services / Miscellaneous
South Wales
Salary description:
£9.98/ hour
Start Date:
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Aftercare Assistant

You will join us as an Aftercare Assistant to help support our growing number of Canine Partnerships nationwide. Aftercare Assistants provide support to every partnership, ensuring they are long-lasting, happy and healthy. Each partnership receives a minimum of 9 visits in the first year and at least 2 visits annually (6 monthly) thereafter, until the dog retires.

Aftercare Assistant Responsibilities:

- Travel throughout Wales visiting partners.
- Providing an agreed schedule of aftercare visits, training and support for partners in and around their homes.
- Assist with any training or behaviour issues that may arise, using positive dog training methods (including training or improving task work).
- Monitor the dog's health and well-being, helping the partner manage the dog's health routine.
- Attend and give inputs for on-going training days with the aftercare team and partnerships at either training centres.

Aftercare Assistant Requirements:

- Knowledge of dog training behaviour.
- Ability to communicate at all levels with a wide range of people.
- Effective record keeping, ICT and report writing skills.
- You must maintain on-going training, and expected to attend two training dates per year (held at either Training Centre), as well continue to develop own dog training expertise.
- Ideally you will have an understanding of human medical conditions as they relate to Canine Partnerships and experience of providing training to others, along with a positive attitude, flexibility and initiative.
- Ideally you will have experience of training dogs using positive reward based methods and will have empathy for a wide range of people, including those with a disability.

Along with a flexible and adaptable approach, you'll have a critical eye for detail with the ability to champion our charity values and interact with our partners, volunteers and supporters in a positive and enthusiastic way. Most importantly you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries.

About Canine Partners:

Canine Partners' mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.

If you are looking for an inspirational challenge, join our amazing assistance dog charity and contribute to our life changing work.

We are a disability confident committed employer and welcome diversity, promote equality and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Location: Wales

Job type: Part Time, Casual, Ad hoc

Salary: £9.98 per hour, (includes driving time and visit duration) and expenses (40p per mile)

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a generous annual leave allowance, access to an employee assistance programme, well-being portal and discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases from eating out, entertainment, supermarkets, clothing and travel. Pension Scheme.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 27 October 2019
1st Interview date: 11 November 2019
2nd Interview date: 26 November 2019

All interviews will take place at our Midlands Training Centre in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire.

Please note, the successful candidates will need to spend a period of 5 days training at either one of our training centres (Osgathorpe, Leicestershire or Heyshott, West Sussex)

You may have experience of the following: Aftercare Assistant, Aftercare Instructor, Dog Trainer, Kennels, Dog Grooming, Dog Behaviour, Agility Trainer, Behavioural Consultant, Behaviour Trainer, Dog Behaviourist, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

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