Youth Programme Manager (working with therapy horses) ( Job No : JOB-2021-03695 )

  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
About The Role

We are EQUAL-ARK, a young and ambitious charity that helps vulnerable persons through working with rescued therapy horses.

Known as Equine-Assisted Learning, our work involves developing social-emotional skills in at-risk youth and youth with special needs through experiential learning with the horses at the stables, arena and forest.

It is a form of group work based on a Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy approach. The social-emotional skills including managing impulsivity, empathy, persistence, respect and resilience, which help the youth do better in school, work and family life.

The Youth Programme Manager role is now vacant after a re-organisation to support the rapid growth of our organisation.

It oversees a programme that serves 750 beneficiaries every year from schools, children’s homes and youth organisations.

You will be responsible for:

- Building the pipeline of clients to meet annual KPIs
- Managing a team of Instructors
- Conducting sessions alongside the Instructors
- Developing the pedagogy
- Resource planning (staff, horses, locations, etc)
- Animal husbandry
- Working with other managers, CEO and Board on the strategic growth of the organisation
- All other responsibilities assigned

No horse experience is required.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

- At least 7 years working experience

- At least 2 years of supervisory experience or equivalent

- Experience in education, counselling, social work, or equivalent work involving youth, people with special needs or families
- Experience working with animals is an advantage

Core Competencies:

- Mental resilience to succeed in a young and ambitious organisation
- Physical resilience to work under the sun
- Availability to work weekend shifts
- Motivation for professional and personal growth

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

- Line management and team working mindset
- Display willingness to learn and improve on current programmes
- Animal lover

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Post Status
Job Details
Area of Specialisation:

Employment Type:
Full Time (Permanent)
Profession Type:
Manager or Executive (Programme)
Min Educational Qualification:
Polytechnic Diploma
Posting Date:

19 Oct 2021

Closing Date:

18 Nov 2021

Salary Range
SGD   3600.00 - 4400.00
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