Careers at Shining Hope Farms

At Shining Hope Farms, we are committed to a positive and collaborative work environment. We seek additional staff members who believe in our mission and are dedicated to supporting the people we serve. We also aim to cultivate a workforce that draws from the full diversity of our community. Staff members will be able to enjoy unique perks such as experiencing the beautiful outdoors at our three farms, witnessing clients make life-changing strides, and forming close bonds with our dedicated staff—both human and equine.

Click on the job titles below to learn more about each position. 

Mental Health Counselor

The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for rendering mental health counseling services and incorporating equine assisted psychotherapy with a team of equine specialists in mental health and learning.

COTA Supervisor

Provide guidance and oversight to the COTA or occupational therapy assistant related to the delivery of occupational therapy services and the facilitation of professional growth and competence. It is the responsibility of the occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant to seek the appropriate quality and frequency of supervision to ensure safe and effective occupational therapy service delivery.

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates patient’s needs, creates a treatment plan based on each client’s evaluation, maintains physician prescriptions and client medical information, gives treatment to patients in a clinic setting and in an arena setting using the horse as a treatment tool with a PATH Instructor and volunteer Session Assistants, documents all treatment sessions, and maintains PATH Intl. Standards, Shining Hope Farms’ Facility Rules, and the American Hippotherapy Association’s Standards while keeping each client’s safety a priority.

Therapeutic Riding Instructor

This position will be responsible for providing onsite support as a registered therapeutic riding instructor or instructor in training as required by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). Reporting to the Executive Director, the Therapeutic Riding Instructor will carry out the duties as required for the instructors.

Physical Therapist (PT)

The Physical Therapist (PT) evaluates patient’s needs, creates a treatment plan based on each client’s evaluation, maintains physician prescriptions and client medical information, gives treatment to patients in a clinic setting and in an arena setting using the horse as a treatment tool with a PATH Instructor and volunteer Session Assistants, documents all treatment sessions, and maintains PATH Intl. Standards, Shining Hope Farms’ Facility Rules, and the American Hippotherapy Association’s Standards while keeping each client’s safety a priority.

Occupational Therapist (OT)

The Occupational Therapist (OT) evaluates patient’s needs, creates a treatment plan based on each client’s evaluation, maintains physician prescriptions and client medical information, gives treatment to patients in a clinic setting and in an arena setting using the horse as a treatment tool with a PATH Instructor and volunteer Session Assistants, documents all treatment sessions, and maintains PATH Intl. Standards, Shining Hope Farms’ Facility Rules, and the American Hippotherapy Association’s Standards while keeping each client’s safety a priority.