Main Areas of Responsibility:
Team Trainers utilize dog training skills and case management to assist enrolled veterans in training dogs to be their own service dog or canine companion. Our dogs are often rescues from area shelters and selected by the veteran for this purpose. Team Trainers conduct training for Teams in one-on-one and group settings and maintain necessary records.
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
You will conduct weekly training sessions, lead group classes, screen potential program dogs, and attend staff meetings; track team’s progress, serve as points of contact for enrollees, complete progress reports, and fulfill other duties as needed; participate in training classes on and off site to develop training skills; and uphold Paws and Stripes' client care principles and training techniques. We use non-aversive, force-free, reward-based training techniques.
This position requires a dog training background; ability to work in a diverse, fast paced environment as a member of a team; must conform to org's training techniques while being creative and innovative; one-one-one interaction with veterans afflicted with PTSD, military sexual trauma, and traumatic brain injury; and must relate to these individuals in a way that assists in their successful completion of our program.