Become a Tutor

Become A Tutor

Improve lives and work with your dog!

Canine Comprehension is now hiring tutors to work all around inner and outer Melbourne. Join our team. Improve kids lives & work with your dog!
This is a paid tutor position, over $100 an hour - so we are looking for & paying for quality. Canine Comprehension is taking bookings for 2021 - we are looking for people to become as excited about the future of Dog Assisted Learning as we are!

Main Duties:

  • Encouraging learning with the help of your AAI* dog with clients K-12.
  • Friendly and engaging meet and greet with the client/s
  • Familiarise yourself with the client/s and their learning needs
  • Work towards the clients learning goals using your AAI Dog
  • Follow the curriculum (or own lesson plans) in a constructive & flexible manner
  • Manage various personalities, abilities and learning styles
  • Maintain safe and ethical standards with your AAI Dog
  • Conduct evaluations as stated in the handbook
  • Report weekly on the individual and/or groups progress
  • Maintain up to date communication about clients changing needs with office staff

You will need:

  • Experience in Allied Health or education
  • Animal Assisted Therapy certification (or ability to commit to obtaining certification through Canine Comprehension over the new years holidays)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Drivers Licence
  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Police check

 Skills we are looking for:

  • Managing challenging behaviour in young people 
  • Empathy for the person beyond the behaviour
  • Managing people and dog safely
  • Engaging and effective approach to addressing the learning goals
  • Self Motivated and proactive
  • Effective communication skills

Benefits of working with Canine Comprehension:

  • Tutors dictate their own hours through nominating their availability each term.
  • Training days that addresses personal development
  • Training days that addresses AAI dog development
  • Access to Canine Comprehension dog training manuals    
  • Gifts for work well done
  • Christmas and semester gifts.
  • Subsidised goods or services in relation to suppliers or business networks.
  • The joy of working with your dog in a positive and supporting working environment.

To find out more about us check out our website and facebook page.

AAI* Animal Assisted interventions

WE ARE Education specialists using dog assisted therapy.

WE PROVIDE A unique and fun approach to education and dog training.

WE STRIVE To provide the most professional and accessible services that connect our clients with certified therapeutic dogs for improved well being and lifelong learning.

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Tutor Application Form

Full Name *
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Date passed AAT course
AAT Institution
Breed and Age of Dog
Vaccination Date of Dog
Does you dog have any health concerns that will impeded with work?
Availabilities - Day and Times
Do you have your own car and drivers licence
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ABN Number
AAT Insurance (ability to get it)
WWCC (ability to get it)
First Aid Cert (ability to get it)
Experience working
in AAT or using your dog in work
with young people individually
with young people in groups
with young people with learning difficulties
When would you be available for an interview
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