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Ranch Hand (Part-Time)

Department: AVIVA Children's Services
Location: Tucson, AZ

General Position Description:  The Ranch Hand is responsible for providing daily care and support of ranch by completing daily animal care chores, maintaining ranch facilities, and providing support to Ranch Manager and Land Management Coordinator in completion of major projects. The Ranch Hand is also responsible for supporting environmental enrichment and training efforts for ranch animals. The Ranch Hand is responsible for facilitating the smooth functioning of the ranch by providing daily care and maintenance of the ranch and all animals housed there while advocating for animal health and welfare.

Essential Duties & Functions (With or Without Accommodation):

  • Independently provide daily care for all ranch animals, including but limited to: feeding, working, cleaning, providing emergency and routine medical care etc.
  • Provides routine animal medical care and first aid as needed and consults on medical necessity of veterinary intervention.
  • Provides additional animal training, environmental enrichment, mental stimulation, or rehab as needed.
  • Monitor and advocate for animal welfare; mental, emotional, and physical.
  • Maintain daily care and observation records to track animal wellbeing and health.
  • Complete daily maintenance tasks to maintain safety and ranch environment. 
  • Provide support for programing up by preparing work space and animals as needed.
  • Attend and participates in required meetings.
  • Ensures services are provided in a culturally competent manner.
  • Adheres to all EBF policies, procedures and protocols in addition to State/RHBA regulations.
  • Will maintain Equine Program productivity, timelines and quality standards.
  • Participate in continuing education as assigned or needed.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills (with or without accommodation):

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with well-developed problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management, project management and multitasking skills.
  • Skill in using business software such as email, MS Office, smart phones, office equipment and electronic health records.
  • Flexibility and ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Displays cultural sensitivity and demonstrates the ability to form constructive and collaborative working relationships with others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate in a culturally inclusive manner and being open to other people’s differences.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid, desert awareness, and desert safety.
  • Knowledge of equine first aid, care, and nutrition.

Other requirements:

  • Must be able to walk, run, climb, stoop, kneel, sit, stand, reach, stretch, bend, squat.
  • Must be able to stand and move comfortably for several hours in a row in an outdoor environment.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, goggles and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. The types of situations that may be encountered, particularly when children and adults are involved, cause emotional stress.
  • Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast - paced, unpredictable, and high intensity setting.
  • Must be able to represent EBF in a professional manner in all situations.
  • Must be able to maintain professional relationships with colleagues.
  • Must be in compliance with all EBF and regulatory requirements.

Minimum Educational and Certification Requirements:

  • Experience providing animal care and management.
  • Ability to read and interpret animal body language.
  • Varied ground work experience with a diverse herd with knowledge of horse psychology and physiology a plus.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and able to obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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