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COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Looking for exceptional people to help us change lives in a healthy, fun, inspirational environment!

My Heroes llc, an AHA and PATH member facility in Atlanta, GA and Fort Collins, CO is seeking OT’s and PT’s to join our therapy team! My Heroes llc offers outpatient adult and pediatric therapy that incorporates equine movement/hippotherapy with traditional therapeutic tools and techniques into an overall plan of care. Come and join a great team in a dynamic and engaging work environment!

 

Candidates must hold a current appropriate license issued by the State of Georgia or Colorado respectively, hold current membership in AHA, have a minimum 1 year’s experience in direct treatment, current certification in First Aid and CPR, and a knowledge of and comfort in working with horses. Prefer completion of the AHA Level I training but can discuss options for those who don't yet have this!

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

 

Be comfortable with people, have good time management skills, as well as:

  • Evaluate potential therapy patients PRN.

  • Determine and implement treatment plan including long and short-term goals for all patients on caseload.

  • Use appropriate communication to collaborate (verbal & written) with family members and other service providers.

  • Maintain up to date paperwork for all patients. We utilize an online software program for our EHR which can be accessed through any computer, tablet or phone. Most notes can be completed through this portal immediately following sessions

  • Collaborate with Adaptive Riding Instructors or other recreational staff to establish transition plans for any patients participating in these recreational programs upon discharge from the therapy program.

  • Respond to problems, complaints, and suggestions of volunteers and/or horse handlers.

  • Communicate scheduling needs to the Volunteer Coordinator or Therapy Services Director (horses, horse handlers, equipment and/or patient, volunteers).

  • Assist in the role of clinical instructor when students attend for clinical affiliation, if appropriate.

  • Participate in fundraisers, demonstrations and special events.

  • Ensure that My Heroes is provided with documentation to support current legal status as a practicing therapist in this state.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Education/License: Current license in Georgia/Colorado

  • Experience:

  • Pediatric or adult neuro therapy experience of more than 12 months preferred (depending on level of experience and potential of candidate we will be willing to train up and provide shadowing/learning opportunities as needed to prepare therapist for this particular environment).

  • Completed or planned continuing education of two approved American Hippotherapy Association courses.

  • Knowledgeable of the standards and requirements of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int. accredited program.

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  • Ability to demonstrate:

  • Competency in the provisions of therapist’s discipline's services in accordance with specific standards of practice.

  • A thorough understanding of the principles and practice of hippotherapy/equine assisted therapy.

  • Ability to serve as an advocate for hippotherapy/equine assisted therapy in general and My Heroes in particular.

  • Must foster teamwork with professional behavior at all times.

  • US citizen or valid resident/ work permit.

 

Physical requirements

  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Assist patients weighing up to 190 lbs. with mounts and dismounts

  • Walk 5-8 miles per day over uneven surfaces

  • Work with arms at shoulder level for up to 30 min 6x/day

  • Kneel on floor up to 30 min 6x/day

  • Must be physically fit with quick reflexes and high level of alertness at all times during treatments involving horses.

  • Perform office work at computer or via mobile phone, depending

 

This is a part-time, exempt position. Compensation DOE.

***Former horse experience is helpful, but not a must. Depending on therapist qualifications we can train and educate as necessary to be the best possible provider in this field**

 

Benefits

Initially contract payment at highly competitive based on experience and resume.

Job Type: Part-time'

To apply submit the below contact form with the subject 'Employment with My Heroes at (CSU or Chastain)' Looking forward to hearing from you!