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Victory Therapy Center, a PATH Premier Accredited center located in Roanoke, TX is seeking a Therapeutic Riding Programs Manager
Therapeutic Riding Programs Manager
The Program Manager oversees the educational and recreational aspects of the program and is responsible for all program activities including development of new programs, budgeting, managing of program staff, and the client relationships. This includes Therapeutic Riding, Veterans, and Physical Therapy programs. This role also serves as a liaison to parents and caregivers of their riders.
Fulltime, Salaried Exempt
Reports to CEO
- Direct instructors and therapist’s activities.
- Responsible for selection, training, and ongoing development of additional Therapeutic Riding Instructors
- Accountable for all relevant payroll, and program related budget items
- Responsible for proposing and implementing new programs to expand therapeutic services
- Manage class and instructor schedules
- Responsible for the evaluation of new riders including up to date rider paperwork (Physician Releases, Yearly Registration, HIPAA, Emergency Medical Release and Policies and Procedures)
- Collaborate with Barn Manager and relevant instructors to select appropriate horse for clients
- Assist in the evaluation of prospective horses for the program and gain consensus for final decision.
- Participate in fundraising and special events for Victory
- Responsible for ensuring that all PATH Standards applicable to TR Instructors are followed
- Teach Therapeutic Riding (TR) classes as available
- Ensure the programs comply with all Agency requirements and meet due dates, including daily progress notes, daily agency paperwork, quarterly reports, and annual justifications
- Accountable for Agency Quarterly Reports for all Instructors
- Ensure agency paperwork is submitted to Finance Manager in a timely manner
- Responsible for area horse shows. Coordinate communication meetings, ensure riders complete all necessary paperwork, update all spreadsheets with current show information
- Assist with special needs field trips, and group volunteer projects
- Provide a safe, positive, compliant, and healthy work environment
- Communicate in a clear and professional manner with co-workers, volunteers, clients, and parents.
- Foster a team culture
- Comply with Victory Therapy Center Instructor dress code
- Maintain confidentiality when dealing with employee issues, organizational issues, and client medical conditions.
- Ensure compliance to HIPAA regulations and maintain required data security
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The employee may be required to lift to 65 pounds
- Must be able to walk and stand on a constant basis.
- Victory Therapy staff works on a ranch that maintains horses for therapeutic services. Therapists, Instructors, and other service employees work outside on a regular basis with access to a barn and must interact with horses while providing services to clients. Staff must be comfortable working outdoors during all four seasons in a ranch/farm environment.
- Extensive leadership and management experience.
- Certified as a riding instructor through Path Int’l, CHA, or ARIA or equivalent.
- Must be Path certified or willing to complete Path Certification.
- Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED
- Previous experience in working with individuals with special needs
- Demonstrated experience working with horses.
- Demonstrates a professional manner in working with volunteers, staff, and community
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office experience
- Attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines while working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
- Ability to make independent decisions, demonstrate leadership ability, and build relationships
- Demonstrates a positive attitude, flexibility, team player, creative thinker and must have an acute attention to detail in writing and in managing multiple projects.
- Ability to work independently with attention to detail
- Previous experience working with volunteers
- Previous experience with client/donor database software (Salesforce)
Applicable PATH Standards
A33 – Follows procedures to ensure selection of equine and equipment for rider and equine as well as appropriate volunteer assignments
A34 – Ensures proper fit of equipment to equine and participant
A35 – Completes required tack safety checks
F32 – Ensures tacking and grooming areas are clean and clear of obstacles
F33 – Ensures minimal distractions and disruptions during activity
EQM 2 – Assists with evaluation of horses for the program
EQM 3 – Assists with training and condition of program horses
EQM 5 – Ensures a soundness check is completed prior to use to ensure horses are sound
*MA 1 – Ensures all EAP activities are conducted by a PATH Int’l Certified Riding Instructor
MA 2 – Ensures mounts and dismounts are performed by trained personnel
MA3 – Ensures all saddles have appropriate safety stirrups
*GA1 – Ensures all EAL activities are conducted by an appropriate PATH Int’l Certified professional
ESK1 – Ensures participant progress notes are available
ESK2 – Ensures all new participants have an initial evaluation and that it is on file
10600 Dunham Road
Roanoke, Texas 76262, United States