Join the team

The demand for our services currently outweighs our capacity. We are determinded to expand so we can better meet this demand. As part of our strategy we are commited to significant growth of our organisation over the next few years so we can train and place more autism assistance dogs annually. Would you like to be part of a growing team of committed individuals who are all determined to change the lives of children with autism? Below are details of current and upcoming vacancies;

Apprentice Assistance Dog Instructor

Location: AADI HQ (Little Island, Cork) and throughout cork city - with approximately a total of 6 weeks per year spent conducting aftercare and home assesments with clients which will require travel and overnights, throughout Ireland.

Contract type: Permanent, Full-time 

Salary: Negotiable D.O.E.

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland are expanding their Assistance Dog Programme and are currently inviting applications on an ongoing basis for upcoming Apprentice Autism Assistance Dog Instructor roles. We are seeking individuals with at least 2 years practical dog handling experience and a qualification in canine behaviour and/or social science, nursing or other people, training or dog related disaplines. This is a 2.5 year paid apprenticeship style programme where you will work under the supervision of one of our Qualified Instructors training assistance dogs for children with autism. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be offered a role as an Assistance Dog Instructor.

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