Hippotherapy Sidewalker with Dynamic Strides Therapy

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Job Summary: Sidewalkers are responsible for assisting the client physically, cognitively, and emotionally as necessary throughout the duration of the hippotherapy session, as directed by the therapist.  They must stay within reach of the rider and be aware of everything that is going on with the rider while assisting the rider in completing the tasks as directed by staff. They are encouraged to interact with the client to reinforce the instructions and praise of the therapist, while respecting the therapist’s need to communicate efficiently with the rider.



Qualifications

  • 16 years of age or older.

  • Completed sidewalker training and passed a sidewalker competency checklist.

  • Able to communicate with therapists/instructors, volunteers, and other staff members.

  • Able to reinforce instructor’s or therapist’s directions when requested.

  • Able to react appropriately in a crisis situation.

  • Able to stand, bend, and walk with intermittent jogging for up to an hour at a time over uneven surfaces.

  • Willing to learn and follow DST procedures and policies.

  • Able to accept constructive feedback and follow direction from DST staff members.

  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule on a weekly basis.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled session. 

  • Check in and view daily schedules and announcements.

  • Greet the rider when he/she arrives and assist in finding and fitting the harness and helmet.

  • Assist with mounting and dismounting.

  • Walk or jog beside the rider providing support as instructed. 

  • Assist with position changes and/or supporting the rider as instructed by the therapist.

  • Reinforce the therapist’s directions when asked. Remember our riders may need extra time to respond and excessive talking can easily distract them.

Positions
0 Remaining
Registration
Opens Oct 23, 2023 6:00am
Age Limit
16 and up
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Requirement Details

Qualifications

  • 16 years of age or older.

  • Completed sidewalker training and passed a sidewalker competency checklist.

  • Able to communicate with therapists/instructors, volunteers, and other staff members.

  • Able to reinforce instructor’s or therapist’s directions when requested.

  • Able to react appropriately in a crisis situation.

  • Able to stand, bend, and walk with intermittent jogging for up to an hour at a time over uneven surfaces.

  • Willing to learn and follow DST procedures and policies.

  • Able to accept constructive feedback and follow direction from DST staff members.

  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule on a weekly basis.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled session. 

  • Check in and view daily schedules and announcements.

  • Greet the rider when he/she arrives and assist in finding and fitting the harness and helmet.

  • Assist with mounting and dismounting.

  • Walk or jog beside the rider providing support as instructed. 

  • Assist with position changes and/or supporting the rider as instructed by the therapist.

  • Reinforce the therapist’s directions when asked. Remember our riders may need extra time to respond and excessive talking can easily distract them.

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