• Equine Mental Health Worker

    Job Locations US-CA-Anaheim
    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2019 10:01 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    The Guided Animal Intervention Therapy (GAIT) program is designed to help vulnerable children overcome the hurdles that affect their young lives, providing hope and healing leading them down the path of success by targeting specific problematic behaviors aimed at restoring, maintaining or teaching the client new skills that will help reduce the impairments. The Equine Mental Health Worker works directly with children/youth in the GAIT program, completes agency/county documentation, supports the oversight of the barn and GAIT facility operations, volunteer recruitment and training and equine care.


    Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.


    For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


    • Provide animal assisted therapies to children in one on one and small group settings
    • Coordinates, Instructs, directs, and collaborates with volunteers/Interns
    • Ensures safety of clients and volunteers/interns participating in the therapeutic horse riding program in compliance with PATH standards
    • Trains/Schools horses as necessary for successful integration and continued maintenance in animal assisted therapies
    • Assists in the performance of horse-care duties, including feeding, stall cleaning, and health monitoring and tack maintenance
    • Ensures safety and cleanliness of facilities including stable and barn management.
    • Complete client progress notes within 36 hours of the service being provided according to Medi-Cal guidelines and standards and document required monthly direct service hour (DSH)
    • Attend regular individual supervision, group consultation meetings, and trainings
    • Meet and collaborate with the client’s individual therapist or case manager on a regular basis
    • Prepare required documentation in accordance to State, County, and Agency Medi-Cal guidelines and standards and consistent with the client’s treatment service plan
    • Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca’s mission and philosophy.


    • Bachelor’s Degree Required 
    • A minimum of 6 months related experience working directly with youth in a mental health or social service treatment setting
    • Riding and horse care experience required
    • PATH certification preferred
    • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills
    • Must be 21 years old or older
    • Valid California Drivers License and insurance.
    • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other state/federal licensing or certification requirements.


    • Tuesday - Saturday; 9:30am - 6pm 


    • Competitive Salary 
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
    • 4 weeks flexible paid time off
    • We provide a 403b retirement plan.
    • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.
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