Service Dog Trainer - Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs (in Palmetto, FL) seeks a self-directed Dog Trainer/Veteran Instructor for its Veteran Service Dog program.
The program trains and places exceptional dogs not suitable for guide work into careers benefiting veterans who live with Post Traumatic Stress. Gaining confidence from these dogs, veterans expand their lives, regain mobility and independence and re-integrate into their communities.
This is an exciting position for a an energetic individual who is eager and available to travel 25% of the time. This person will train our Service Dogs and work directly with our Veterans during the application and screening process, the residential training classes, and the post-graduation, in-home support. At times, this Trainer will come into contact with highly sensitive situations and will be expected to comfortably and tactfully help alleviate any stressful factors contributing to such situations.
The successful candidate must have experience with training animals and the ability to solve practical problems and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram/chart, or schedule form; must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule, including a lot of travel when necessary.
Our Trainers are part of a dedicated team and work closely with other departments to ensure consistent quality.
Special Working Conditions:
This role travels extensively throughout the United States.

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