The Center at Heron Hill is a 60 acre farm located within the Oregon woodlands of Canby, and is home to many therapeutic farm animals and nature-based spaces. We are a mental health facility that offers animal assisted therapies including equine assisted psychotherapy amongst other therapeutic modalities, as such none of the horses are ridden. As a workplace, we value trauma informed care, respectful, collaborative discussions and work-life balance.

We are currently looking for someone part time with the availability of moving to full time in September. Part time hours available immediately.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • knowledgeable about horses (we have 16!) & donkeys (3) and comfortable handling them
  • knowledgeable about goats (3), sheep (2), and pigs (2)
  • comfortable working independently most days
  • capable of lifting 55-75lb regularly
  • availability for 35-40hrs week, M-F, starting no later than 8am.
  • communicative & neat

Job responsibilities:

  • Feeding all animals and cleaning their enclosures (very limited stalls, most are on 24/7 turnout)
  • administering medications
  • overseeing & assisting during vet and farrier visits
  • general cleaning & low level maintenance
  • training new employees
  • manage 1-2 other barn staff and scheduling
  • occasionally ground work training with an emphasis on natural horsemanship and positive reinforcement
  • communicating with equine therapists and their assistants about their needs for sessions and the animals needs as applicable

Pay and Benefits:

  • $20-24 an hour depending on experience
  • 1 week PTO after working for a year
  • eligible to participate in Medical, Dental and Vision plan, which is currently through Blue Cross, Blue Shield. At this time, Alliance pays for 50% of the employee only insurance deductible, and employees are responsible for the other half.
  •  eligible for our 401K match program. Alliance/The Center at Heron Hill matches 100% of the first 3% of your contribution, 50% of the next 2% of your contribution and a maximum of 4%. Broader information on this is stored in the employee HR portal.

Please submit this form and upload your resume via this link below

Employment Interest Form