Therapist – Experiential Therapy Program

Organization: Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Location: Verona, WI

Heartland Farm Sanctuary is dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin and building connections between animals and vulnerable children and adults. Our sanctuary is a safe, peaceful environment where people and farm animals can come together to heal, grow, and have fun.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will engage in the therapeutic process with participants, including intake, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. You will uphold the values of Heartland Farm Sanctuary to foster the human-animal bond and facilitate growth toward individuals’ goals. Your responsibilities will include:

● Organizing and planning animals assisted interventions for youth and adults.

● Screening/registering program participants.

● Facilitating group and individual sessions.

● Setting goals and objectives and then evaluating participant outcomes.

● Collaborating with researchers to study the benefits of the human animal bond.

● Participating in a multi-disciplinary team to enhance therapeutic programming.

● Other duties as assigned.

Who We Are Looking For

The Experiential Therapy programs therapist must possess:

● A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a therapeutic field (such as Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Counseling, or Social Work) and possess current licensure or certification for their body of work.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills.

● A willingness to work with farm animals and people of all ages.

● Physical ability to work some hours each week in a barn and pasture.

● Reliable transportation to the Heartland Barn in Verona.

● Commitment to mission and values of the organization.

We strongly encourage people of every race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and ability to apply.

Terms of Employment: Part Time, At-Will, Non-Exempt Reports to: Program Director Location: Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Verona, WI. Hours: 3-5 hours a week, flexible around program sessions and weekly meetings, evenings and weekends Compensation: $25/hour