Guiding Eyes for the Blind is known for embracing every person connected with the school as a family member and for the collective spirit of its staff. We offer challenging and fulfilling career paths for those who are passionate about our work and mission. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a dog-friendly work environment.

Organization Overview:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss.  We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and dogs.

At our facilities in Yorktown Heights, NY, and Patterson, NY, we breed, raise, and train exceptional dogs. Then we connect them to people who are seeking increased freedom and independence, so that together, they can experience all kinds of life adventures.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

AVAILABLE POSITION(S)

Part Time Veterinarian

Reports to:  Chief Veterinarian
Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY

Job Summary:

Come and practice high quality veterinary medicine in a rewarding environment.  We oversee and provide care for Guiding Eyes dogs from breeding through retirement and all stages in between.  Services are offered at no cost to graduating teams, allowing you to provide meaningful high quality veterinary care without the pressure of sales.

You will perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures.  You must be confident with large mature dog spay and neuters.

Our hospital is fully equipped for surgery, digital radiology, ultrasound and endoscopy.  Staff includes full time veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.  Flexible work schedule available.

Requirements:

Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM) or equivalent.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Forward CV to Jpetroro@guidingeyes.org

Kennel Technician/Instructor Assistant

Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY

Position Overview:

An Instructor Assistant performs all daily kennel cleaning and maintenance duties according to established guidelines; provides a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs; participates in canine enrichment programs; communicates effectively with volunteers, co-workers and the general public.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs including but not limited to bathing, feeding, check-over’s, ear cleaning, and medicating according to established policies and procedures.
  2. Clean and maintain equipment, kennel facilities and assigned grounds according to established protocols.
  3. Assist Training and Veterinary department staff on a variety of tasks.  Maintain ears and weights as assigned.
  4. Time management of workload through the use of (white board, calendar, what’s happening).  Demonstrate initiative to accomplish assigned tasks and meet Kennel needs as a team player.
  5. Maintain accurate and timely records utilizing point of entry system.
  6. Effectively handle dogs in obedience and socialization.   Monitor and control dogs in community run.
  7. Work with Kennel volunteers providing support, guidance and recognition. May conduct tours and provide assistance during graduations.  Interact with the general public in a professional and courteous manner.

Qualifications:

  1. Physically able to lift and control 50 pound dogs and withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting on concrete surface
  2. Some personal, volunteer or professional experience in handling and/or training dogs required
  3. Must be able to work daily with bleach and other cleaning agents
  4. Must be able to regularly lift and carry portable dog crates and dog pens weighing up to 30 pounds
  5. Basic computer skills required
  6. College Degree preferred or minimum of 3 years of dog training experience
  7. Well organized, team player
  8. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned
  9. Valid NY driver’s license
  10. Must be able to be blind folded as part of the role of being a trainer.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Linda Stanley, HR Recruiter, lstanley@guidingeyes.org.

Canine Training Support Technician (Adult)

Location:  Patterson, NY
Reports to:  Breeding Kennel Manager

Position Overview:   Performs all duties of a Sr. Breeding Kennel Technician including, but not limited to, kennel cleaning, breeding and animal husbandry.    Trains, guides and mentors’ staff and volunteers in dog handling and reinforcing obedience training of pups and adult dogs.  Trains, guides and mentors the volunteers and staff in the pre-training modules.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform all Kennel duties associated with the Breeding Kennel including but not limited to:  Maintain the facilities and equipment and ensure safety and cost efficiency in all job aspects.  Perform daily kennel chores such as cleaning, feeding, bathing, check-overs, and maintaining records.  Perform assigned medical treatments, specimen collections and diagnostic tests (blood, urine, stool collection, vaginal smears, semen analysis, etc.) according to the standard procedures.
  2. Perform adult training for assigned dogs.
  3. Coordinate adult dog training scheduling, classes and special training sessions.
  4. Liaison support for ensuring training and handling of adult dogs assigned to the whelping and breeding kennels is properly implemented by staff and volunteers to effectively meet objectives of program. Under the direction of senior management team members, works to implement, improve and integrate programs that are consistent with overall RCT and STEP programs.
  5. Create and maintain training plans, training procedures utilizing training materials provided, and certification process for staff, volunteers and interns working with the adult dogs assigned to the whelping or breeding kennels. Able to lead, teach, mentor and train.
  6. Provide support and training for adult dogs to Whelping Kennel staff, Breeding Kennel staff and Early Socialization volunteers as needed. Point person for the breeding kennel staff to problem solve and define steps to address behavior problems and/or training issues as needed.  Seeks support and guidance from senior staff as needed.
  7. Assess training progress using database forms to track temperament of breed evaluation dogs and readiness for placement with fosters. Takes appropriate action to meet program objectives.
  8. As needed provides back-up support to Brood- Stud manager with foster training which may involve scheduling training sessions with potential fosters per procedures, training progress record keeping, training fosters and providing follow-up support.
  9. Participate in public relations events/tours including leading demonstrations and training other employees and volunteers in proper protocols.

Qualifications:

  1. Highly developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  2. Prior supervisory/management experience preferred.
  3. Well organized, able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and multitask.
  4. Must be able to lift and control large, active dogs of up to 70 pounds.
  5. Solid computer skills. Outlook electronic calendar and database experience desirable.
  6. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays as required.
  7. Ability to withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting.
  8. Valid driver’s license.

 

 Please submit your resume to Linda Stanley, HR Recruiter, lstanley@guidingeyes.org.

Training School Kennel Technician

Department:    Veterinary/Training School Kennel
Reports to:  Training School Kennel Manager
Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY

Position Overview:

The Training School Kennel Technician performs all daily kennel cleaning and maintenance duties according to established guidelines; provides a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs; participates in canine enrichment programs; communicates effectively with volunteers, co-workers and the general public.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs including but not limited to bathing, feeding, ear cleaning, and medicating according to established policies and procedures.
  2. Clean and maintain equipment, kennel facilities and assigned grounds according to established protocols.
  3. Assist Training and Veterinary department staff on a variety of tasks.
  4. Demonstrate initiative to accomplish assigned tasks and meet Kennel needs as a team player.
  5. Maintain accurate and timely records utilizing point of entry system.
  6. Effectively handle dogs in obedience and socialization. May monitor and control dogs in small groups during play/exercise.
  7. Work with Kennel volunteers providing support, guidance and recognition. May conduct tours and provide assistance during graduations. Interact with the general public in a professional and courteous manner.

Qualifications:

  1. Physically able to lift and control 60-75 pound dogs and withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting on concrete surface
  2. Some personal, volunteer or professional experience in handling and/or training dogs required
  3. Must be able to work daily with bleach and other cleaning agents
  4. Must be able to regularly lift and carry portable dog crates and dog pens weighing up to 30 pounds
  5. Basic computer skills required
  6. Veterinary experience a plus
  7. Well organized, team player
  8. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned
  9. Valid NY driver’s license

 

Please forward resume to lstanley@guidingeyes.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, D/V
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Our compensation package includes comprehensive benefits to full-time employees.

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