Equine Attendant

Location: Headquarters
Job Code: EQATT
# of Openings: 1

Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To maintain the barn area and horses, care for and rehabilitate the horses at Lollypop Farm; work on improving the animal’s adoptability, and to educate the public on the care of horses by performing the following duties:

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintain animal care and cleanliness by feeding and cleaning all horses.*
  • Provide educated responses to the public’s questions.*
  • Work with the animals to make them more adoptable.*
  • Care for and train horses, using natural horsemanship techniques, to improve the adoptability of the horses.*
  • Assist with farmyard as needed. *
  • Assist in grounds maintenance (including but not limited to raking and shoveling).*
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable state and federal laws.*
  • Perform other duties as requested.*
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations for self and others.*
  • Maintain good housekeeping.*

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties and responsibilities noted with asterisks (*) are considered to be the essential functions of the job.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience with equine riding/training.  High school diploma or equivalent education required. Other farm animal experience is a plus.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.(1)

TECHNICAL SKILLS/ TOOLS: Tractor, shovel, rake, grooming equipment, horse tack, saddles, harness, cart, lunge line, long reins, bridle, bush hogs and tractor rake.

SUPERVISORY:  Occasionally use the assistance of volunteers and CS workers in performing the requirements of the position.

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.(1)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit; lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, handle and feel; as well as speak, hear and see. Occasionally required to climb or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.(1)  The employee must be able to function well in an outdoor environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work in high precarious places; near moving parts; in outdoor weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, humid conditions) and near vibrations.

Employee is occasionally required to work near fumes or airborne particles and near the risk of electric shock and vibrations.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

(1)         Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must exhibit Lollypop Farm’s core values:

  • Compassion – showing empathy and sympathy for what others – both people and animals – are experiencing;
  • Communication – able to convey accurate and timely information both internally and externally;
  • Flexibility – willing and able to adapt to new circumstances and conditions;
  • Commitment – a pledge to the mission, fellow employees, volunteers, animals and the community;
  • Teamwork – willingness to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal;
  • Integrity – pursuing our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and the organization;
  • Respect – showing consideration and professional regard for all aspects of the organization.




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