Pet Therapy Youth Projects Officer

Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia

Job Type: Part-time

Description: The team at Lort Smith Pet Therapy is excited to be recruiting a part-time Pet Therapy Youth Projects Officer to deliver our animal-assisted activities supporting young people in 2022. The 12-month role is responsible for delivering Lort Smith Pet Therapy’s youth projects in 2022. Your primary role will involve coordinating the trial of pet therapy visits and other animal-assisted activities, which will take place at facilities supporting young people who are at risk of disengagement and/or who are in contact with the justice system. You will work closely with partner organisations, pet therapy volunteers and other Lort Smith staff to plan, deliver and evaluate a range of animal-assisted interventions to improve outcomes for young people.

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Animal Assisted Therapist / Speech Pathologist

Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia

Job Type: Full-time

Description: Barefoot Therapists is a multi disciplinary private practice which thrives on developing a unique and highly skilled team which is also well supported. We provide services for children and families who require assessment and ongoing therapy support. We are based in the beautiful surroundings of the Mornington Peninsula. Our Child & Family Team is unique - we offer evidence based clinical practice which includes farm based programs with a strong Animal Assisted Therapy service. We have animals and gardens so you can work inside and outside - whatever your client needs. Our team of 10 OT's, 4 speech pathologists and dietitian are supported by AHA's who help support sessions. We have an admin team to set up your calendars and manage all invoicing and phone tagging. Barefoot thrives on creating rewarding opportunities for therapists new to paediatrics and for speech pathologists experienced in the field. We can train suitable applicants in Animal Assisted Therapy or Equine Assisted Therapy for those with strong demonstrated horsemanship skills. Barefoot is very focused on the individuals in the team and and we enjoy developing the different strengths of each person in the organisation. We believe this is the best way for happy staff to be engaged in their work so we can give our families effective therapy and consistent ongoing support. Applications are encouraged by speechies who have done some AAT training, but we can start you in the clinic and train you with animals as we go if this is the start of your journey including animals in practice.

Remuneration p/a: $70,000 - $100,000

Clinical Psychologist

Location: Caboolture QLD, Australia

Job Type: Full-time

Description: THINK DOING THERAPY WITH A FURRY CO-WORKER SOUNDS GOOD? INTERESTED IN ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY? COME SNIFF US OUT….. Multiple positions available due to fantastic growth! W.A.G. Therapeutic Service are internationally trained in AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) and AAPT (Animal Assisted Play Therapy). We use highly trained therapy dogs to assist children, teens and adults with their mental health needs in a playful, fun & caring environment. We are looking for dedicated and passionate Clinical Psychologists to join our team at our new Caboolture clinic. We are flexible and lifestyle matters to us! The right person will be interested in learning how to, and subsequently using, therapy dogs as a tool to assist in their practice. Benefits of working at WAG Therapy: - Manageable caseload of 28 clients per week, with plenty of time allocated for reports etc. - Supportive, friendly and collaborative environment that has a couple of friendly Labradors always open for pats! - Fully dedicated administration/reception support - Strong referral base - AHPRA approved Supervision & ongoing Professional Development – for example, we will train you in Animal Assisted Therapy practices and lend you one of our trained Labrador dogs during work hours (They are happy to assist!) - Career advancement opportunities within W.A.G. Therapeutic Service due to our fantastic growth - Very competitive remuneration If this role suits and excites you, please email your application to or apply to

Remuneration p/a: $0 - $0

Internship / Volunteer - National Directory Co-ordinator

Location: Work from Home

Job Type: Part-time

Description: NATIONAL DIRECTORY COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES  Contact animal-assisted service providers listed in the National Directory to update details and confirm compliance with ATL Code of Ethics  Cross reference Professional Members list with entries in the National Directory to ensure that all professional members are listed in the Directory  Email out to all National Directory service providers a copy of the ATL Code of Ethics and proposed Code of Conduct  Undertake desktop research to find animal-assisted service providers who are not listed in National Directory and invite them to register SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED  Competent in Word, PowerPoint and Excel  Good verbal and written communication skills  An understanding of the animal-assisted services sector or positive belief system in the benefits of animal-assisted services  Self-motivated and able to work autonomously TRAINING  Training will be provided on the animal-assisted services sector and accessing and updating ATL database WORK CONDITIONS  Volunteers can work from home and work flexible hours  This is an unpaid position Send you CV and expression of interest to

Remuneration p/a: $$0 - $$0

Contract Allied Health Position

Location: Croydon VIC, Australia

Job Type: Contract

Description: We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic practitioners with strong interpersonal skills to work with adults, adolescents, and children. Experience working with adults and adolescents will be highly regarded however prior private practice is not necessary. 2-5 days a week, Contract/ Room Hire position. ABOUT MULLUM ROAD Mullum Road first began at our Ringwood location in 2009. We have since expanded to locations in Croydon and Eltham, providing therapy for adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples, with a particular focus on Autism and Animal Assisted Therapy. We currently have psychologists, OT's and Speech Therapist on team, and are looking to increase in those fields, as well as take on other Allied Health fields. We provide a supportive and friendly team environment to enable you to make effective changes for your clients. We are seeking practitioners to join our team at Croydon. WHAT WE OFFER YOU • Full case load as well as opportunity to grow your cliental. You will work in a supportive and friendly environment providing you with the opportunity to succeed as a private practitioner • Group supervision is available • You will be provided with administration support and receive access to the online diary system with SMS client appointment reminders • You will be able to maintain work/life balance with flexible working hours Please email cover letter and resume to Lisa Woodall and Leanne Winter at

Remuneration p/a: $0 - $0

Occupational Therapist

Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia

Job Type: Part-time

Description: Occupational Therapy Plus was established to provide a different approach to therapy in the comfort of people’s own homes, by including our canine sidekick into the therapy when required. This enables us to provide more purposeful and lasting impacts on a client. What sets us apart from the rest is that our environment is more structured like a supportive family. We work together and we believe in rewarding good work by going above and beyond. Your talent and hard work will not be overlooked or taken advantage of here. Occupational Therapy Plus is dedicated to proving animal assisted therapy to clients ​​with a focus on: Mental health support Focus on youth and children (some adult clients) Assistance for people with disabilities Enhancing independence through education and therapy LGBTI friendly The successful candidate will demonstrate: Previous experience working with children and some adults An ability to work autonomously and within a team environment Client centred approach to service Reliability Excellent communication and motivation skills Exceptional time management and organisational skills Registration with AHPRA Conduct a range of services appropriate to allied health discipline as required Undertake assessments and create individual plans to optimize goal attainment Apply relevant evidence-based strategies and methodologies Document programs and undertake plan reviews to assess and realign goals and strategies Maintain up to date and accurate case notes Complete a range of administration task

Remuneration p/a: $$85,000 - $$95,000

Youth Worker

Location: Chum Creek VIC, Australia

Job Type: Casual

Description: To work with vulnerable young people (aged 7-17 years) in an established Life & Social Skills program based on permaculture principals and animal assisted learning on a small farm in the Yarra Valley. The Good Life Farm grass roots healing and education programs play a major role in helping young people facing challenges in life inclusive of spectrum diagnosis, emotional and behavioral issues, to build rapport and trusting relationships with animals and people while learning new social skills. This position will support young people enrolled in the Life & Social Skills programs to form strong positive personal and social relationships, integrate into the community and move into higher learning and job opportunities. This position will work to lead these programs, with a strong basis on animal assisted learning (AAL), in collaboration with other members of the Good Life Farm team, delivering positive changes to the lives of the participating youth.

Remuneration p/a: $29,300 - $33,000


Location: Mooroopna North VIC, Australia

Job Type: Part-time

Description: Horses For Hope Limited Equine Assisted Narrative Therapy program Is seeking to recruit 2 qualified and experienced Counsellors. Part Time Employment One Counsellor to join the team in the established program at Mooroopna North (near Shepparton) Victoria. And One Counsellor to join the new program being established in the Bacchus Marsh/Melton area, Victoria. Successful Applicants will be trained in our unique Equine Assisted Narrative Therapy counselling approach. Applications close 18th January 2021. See below for details You might the person for one of these positions if - you are interested in Equine Assisted Therapies you have interest in or experience in Narrative therapy practices you have training and/or experience in provision of counselling and working in therapeutic contexts using trauma informed practices you enjoy working with people from a wide range of backgrounds (cultural, gender, ages, disability, mental illness), and people who find engaging in counselling difficult. you care deeply for animals, have empathy, tolerance and concern for their wellbeing. you have experience or interest in working with horses, especially those who have had difficulties in their lives. you are creative, inquisitive and interested in continually seeking and discovering effective ways to assist people to resolve challenges in their lives you are suited to working in small dynamic teams your values, beliefs and methods are congruent with those of Horses for Hope. (see Horses for Hope Limited Purpo

Remuneration p/a: $0 - $50000

Grants Writer

Location: Work from home

Job Type: Contract

Description: Animal Therapies Ltd (ATL) connects those in need with animal-assisted services that may prevent or help manage disability, illness and suffering. This includes people at risk of, or who are, suffering mental illness, eye disease, hearing impairment, seizures, asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes, fluctuating blood pressure, cerebral palsy, autism, post traumatic stress, episodic or serious medical crises, disability, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury and other physical, neurological or psychological conditions. We are seeking a highly motivated Grant Writer / Prospect Researcher to systematically grow our revenue from philanthropic, corporate and government grants, and to work with the ATL team to identify and research a range of high value funding opportunities. This is a contracted position which will be funded through the successful awarding of grants monies. To succeed in this role, you’ll be strategic thinker and researcher with experience and a track record of achievements in a similar role. You’ll be an exceptional writer and editor used to consulting widely and meeting deadlines with high quality applications. And you’ll be a collaborative team player and a positive influence on team culture with a passion for connecting those in need with animal-assisted services. If you are interested, please forward your resume to

Remuneration p/a: $0 - $0


Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia

Job Type: Part-time

Description: THE CENTRE FOR SERVICE AND THERAPY DOGS AUSTRALIA (CSTDA) is focused on working with specifically trained dogs within mutually defined psychosocial programs, to assist "people at risk" to achieve predefined therapeutic and educational goals and to create a lasting partnership that aims to improve quality of life, enhance independence and facilitate increased empowerment and participation in society. We are seeking a Counsellor/Social Worker/Psychologist, who respects dogs and their ability to be partners in an empowerment journey, is able to see ability as opposed to disability, to join our team delivering animal assisted therapy and empowerment services together with the required assistance dog. As a member in our team, you will assist with program delivery, active counselling, and evaluation services for various clients. This is the perfect opportunity for you to become involved in the animal assisted therapy environment and to establish your own practice within our group. We are offering a tailored position with competitive rates, flexible hours and high potential for personal growth and long term career development. We do provide formal accredited supervision for placement applicants, All "animal related" training will be provided by leading international practitioners. DogsForLife will provide a supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment and all animal related training. INTERESTED - Please send your resume and cover letter to Please call Kevin on 0458458541 or visit

Remuneration p/a: $$60,000.00 - $$90,000

Clinical and General Psychologists - Opportunity to Work with Therapy Dogs!

Location: Strathpine QLD, Australia

Job Type: Contract

Description: W.A.G. Therapeutic Service are internationally trained in AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) and AAPT (Animal Assisted Play Therapy). We use highly trained therapy dogs to assist children, teens and adults with their mental health needs in a playful, fun & caring environment. We are looking for dedicated and passionate Clinical and General Psychologists to join our team at our Strathpine clinic (15mins north of Chermside). We are flexible and lifestyle matters to us! The right person will be interested in learning how to, and subsequently using, therapy dogs as a tool to assist in their practice. • Manageable caseload of MAXIMUM 28 clients per week, with plenty of time allocated for reports etc. • Beautifully appointed, and large, professional consulting rooms • Very competitive remuneration • Onsite parking

Remuneration p/a: $60000 - $90000