Programme Instructor and Counsellor ( Job No : JOB-2022-04101 )

About The Role

- Design a clear animal-assisted programme based on therapeutic objectives in a group setting.
- Conduct and facilitate animal-assisted programmes with client groups.
- Provide individual or group counselling to clients.
- Evaluate and measure the impact of animal-assisted programmes.
- Coordinate with schools, partners, and stakeholders to make arrangements for clients.
- Conduct outreach to the community.
- Liaise with Animal Welfare Groups (AWGs), shelters, fosterers, and adopters to recruit suitable programme dogs.

- Learn and apply the basics of animal management (i.e. dog-handling, Canine First Response, Animal Assisted Intervention, and animal-related therapy courses) in the programme facilitation.
- Assist with husbandry duties before and after programme.

- You will report directly to the Canine Programme and Centre Manager.
- You are expected to drive the company vehicle to facilitate the safe transportation of dogs to and from their homes for training, programmes, or outreach purposes on a regular basis.
- You may need to work on the weekends and public holidays on occasion if there are programmes or events.
- You are to provide operational assistance to the Canine and Equine Programme Department when required.
- You may be asked to support other ad-hoc activities or projects.

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

- At least a degree in counselling or psychology, recognised by SAC or APACS
- At least one-year experience in counselling or therapeutic work
- Must have Class 2 or 3 driving licence
- Experience working with people with special needs
- Familiarity with an evidence-based framework

Core Competencies:

- A strong team-player who is also able to work independently
- Able to confidently deliver programmes to beneficiaries
- Able to engage stakeholders at all levels to understand their needs

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

- Love for animals
- Empathetic, innovative and client-centric
- Motivated and self-driven
- Practical experience handling or owning dogs or other animals
- Understanding of the animal welfare groups, foster ecosystems, and shelters in Singapore

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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Employment Type:
Full Time (Permanent)
Profession Type:
Counselling Psychologist
Min Educational Qualification:
Professional Qualification and Other Diploma
Posting Date:

18 Nov 2022

Closing Date:

09 Dec 2022

Salary Range
SGD   3000.00 - 4000.00
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