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Employment & Internship Opportunities

At StableStrides, we are committed to a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment where all employees have the opportunity to be themselves and contribute in a positive way.

Current CAREER Opportunities:

EQUINE MANAGER

Hours: Non-Exempt, Full Time Position, Typically Monday through Friday, however hours may vary according to equine and class needs, and special events. May require after-hours on-call duties for horse welfare.

Salary: $20.00/hour with employer paid medical, retirement match, holidays, PTO, and optional dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance

The ideal Equine Manager is energetic, positive, attentive, ambitious, and engaged. They must be organized, reliable, trustworthy, and possess the ability to work independently. They must demonstrate a level of competency and understanding of the mental health and physical therapy fields, and familiarize oneself with HIPAA standards, and other standards of confidentiality, professionalism, and knowledge associated with working in healthcare. This role entails a large amount of client, volunteer, staff, and donor interface. The role of the Equine Manager is to ensure the wellbeing and quality care of all StableStrides horses.

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science, Horse Training, or Horse Management or similar field preferred.
  • Possess and maintain a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and learning credential
  • At least three years’ experience as a riding instructor and/or stable/barn manager, including training and working with horses
  • Extensive and working knowledge and experience with equine management
  • Thorough knowledge of equine assisted activities and therapies
  • Extensive knowledge of equine care, nutrition, and conditioning/training
  • Good supervision skills and ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and clients at the Center
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, strong organization skills, and a positive team player

For more information and to apply, please look for our listing on indeed.com

 

OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER

Hours:     Non-Exempt, Full Time Position, Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Salary:  $20.00/hour with employer paid medical, retirement match, holidays, PTO, and optional dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance

The ideal Office Manager/Bookkeeper is energetic, positive, attentive, ambitious, and engaged. They must be organized, reliable, trustworthy, and possess ability to work independently. They must demonstrate a level of competency and understanding of the mental health and physical therapy fields, billing, familiarize oneself with HIPAA standards, and other standards of confidentiality, professionalism, and knowledge associated with working in healthcare. This role entails a large amount of client, volunteer, staff, and donor interface.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree (preferred)
  • Two to five years office management experience (non-profit experience a plus)
  • Two to five years medical billing experience (preferred)
  • Two to five years accounting/bookkeeping experience (preferred)
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and exceptional time management skills

 For more information, contact Kay Tally-Foos, Executive Director, at [email protected]. (no phone calls, please) Please apply for the job listing on Indeed. 

Instructor

The ideal Instructor is energetic, positive, attentive, ambitious, and engaged. They must be organized, reliable, trustworthy, and possess the ability to work independently. They must demonstrate a level of competency and understanding of the mental health and physical therapy fields, and familiarize oneself with HIPAA standards, and other standards of confidentiality, professionalism, and knowledge associated with working in healthcare. This role entails a large amount of client, volunteer, staff, and donor interface. Instructors provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) that are safe, effective and fun, according to PATH and StableStrides guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science, Horse Training, or Horse Management or similar field or minimum 2 years’ experience at one or more of the following:
    • A PATH Member or Premiere Accredited Center or other experience in equine assisted therapies and activities
    • A horse boarding, management, training, or lesson program involving horse riding, care and experience
    • Special education, physical, speech, occupational, or mental health therapy services
  • Professional skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage volunteers effectively, strong organizational and time management skills,
  • Possess and maintain a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and learning credential (preferred).

For more information and to apply, please look for our listing on indeed.com

     

    Current Internship Opportunities

    Mental Health Internship

    StableStrides partners with Universities both locally and nationally, to provide practicum and internship experiences for students in degree programs such as social work, professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. A few of our valued University partners are University of Denver, Naropa University, Colorado Christian University, Regis University, CSU Pueblo, Newman University, and UCCS. Practicum or internship placements here at StableStrides include facilitation experience in both group and individual equine assisted therapy services, at both of our locations near Colorado Springs. We accept both undergrad and graduate students, with multiple licensed therapists who supervise interns weekly. If you are interested in learning more about our unique learning opportunities, please contact Chester DeAngelis, Clinical Services Director, at [email protected].

    PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION Internship

    In partnership with Universities both locally and nationally, StableStrides provides internship experiences for students in degree programs such as public administration, nonprofit management, social work, and psychology. For students looking to affect change with an interest in mezzo and macro levels of social work, administration and management, or policy and planning, we provide the opportunity to learn in a diverse and unique healthcare organization. Interns practice developing and analyzing policy, evaluating services, developing programs, and creating administrative efficiencies for client care. If you are interested in learning more about our unique learning opportunities, please contact Chester DeAngelis, Clinical Services Director, at [email protected].

    Equine Management Internship

    • To establish a solid foundation in equine health and nutrition, to understand the therapeutic riding industry standards and how it pertains to horse care, and how to maintain a therapeutic riding stables.
    • Click here for application and general information.

    Equine Training Internship

    • To establish a solid foundation in horsemanship skills, to understand therapeutic riding industry standards and how it pertains to horse training, and how to maintain a horse for a therapeutic riding stables.
    • Click here for application and general information.

    Instructor In-Training

    The StableStrides Instructor in Training Program provides mentored instructing hours to any qualified individual seeking their PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification. Instructors in Training are given the opportunity to facilitate group therapeutic riding lessons in exchange for a donation of their time outside of teaching.

    Benefits of Participating in Instructor in Training Program at StableStrides:

    • All StableStrides instructors are PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors.
    • StableStrides holds classes six days a week, including evenings and Saturdays.
    • All adaptive (therapeutic) riding classes are group classes.
    • StableStrides equines are trained and physically maintained higher than PATH Intl. Standards.
    • StableStrides offers a heated indoor arena and an outdoor arena.
    • Lead volunteer support available alongside excellently trained volunteers.
    • StableStrides clients range in age, ability and levels of experience.
    • Riding lessons offered at a reduced cost to Instructors in Training.
    • Free PATH CEU’s offered during StableStrides break weeks.
    • Three onsite PATH Intl. Mentors available to mentor Instructor in Training.

    Instructor in Training Requirements:

    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Must be familiar with and be able to pass the PATH Intl. CTRI Riding.
    • Instruction Video Warm Up and Riding Pattern on a StableStrides therapy horse (*accommodation available*).
    • Must demonstrate all knowledge outlined in the PATH Intl. CTRI Equine Management (CTRE) and Horsemanship Criteria Checklists (CTRH) – see CTRI Certification Criteria.
    • Obtain a current IT letter from PATH Intl.
    • Abide by PATH Intl. Code of Ethics.
    • Maintain all PATH Intl. requirements during training process including but not limited to Adult & Child CPR/First Aid Certification.

    For more information, contact StableStrides, at 719-495-3908 or [email protected].

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