Canine Companions for Independence was founded in Santa Rosa, California in 1975. The National Headquarters and Northwest Training Center are located on the Jean and Charles Schulz Campus in Santa Rosa, California. The Schulz Campus, named after generous supporters Jean and Charles Schulz, opened in 1996. The Northwest Region serves people in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.
SUMMARY:Instructor Assistant (IA) is an entry-level position located at the Santa Rosa regional training center for those interested in becoming a professional Canine Companions for Independence Instructor. Successful IAs will complete the Instructor Assistant program at our Santa Rosa campus, where they will have the opportunity to learn Canine Companions' values and training protocols under the supervision of experienced Instructors.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed:
PROMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Instructor Assistants are expected to pursue promotion to the next job level, and must be able to complete the following:
Upon successful completion of the Instructor Assistant level, Instructor Assistants will be assigned to one of Canine Companion’s regional training centers. Relocation may be required based on the regional training center assignment.
EXPERIENCE: Prior dog handling, training, and dog health care experience helpful but not required.
EDUCATION: Degree preferred but not required.
This position is currently accepting applications.