Dolphin Trainer (fulltime)

May 4, 2022

Dolphin Trainer (fulltime)

CDTC offers since 2004 dolphin assisted therapy to children and adults with special needs. The personalized therapy program is conducting in several languages (mainly Dutch and German). The care for the family is an important part of our therapy concept.

The position:

The dolphin trainer, together with a therapist, strives to make the therapy as special as possible for the patient. The program is conducted in a pleasant and safe working environment where both humans and animals are of equal importance. As a dolphin trainer you are responsible for the daily care of the dolphins. Preparing fish, cleaning – and maintenance duties are also part of your daily job.

We ask:

minimum of 1 to 4 years of experience in training and working with dolphins (or other (sea)mammals

Experience with operant conditioning

Good command of the English language. German and Dutch are recommended

Good swimming skills and is in good physical shape

Do not mind working on weekends or public holidays

Has affinity with special needs people is recommended

The right candidate lives or wants to live on Curaçao, is enthusiastic, creative and a team player with a hands-on mentality. Our new colleague does not mind working in the sun and is highly motivated for the job.

We offer:

An internal training program

A challenging job with a lot of responsibility

Working in a natural setting within an international and young team

Salary and working conditions that are in accordance with the island

Are you interested in becoming part of our dolphin trainer team? 

Please send a motivation letter – in English – together with your resume and photo 

via email to Jeannette Pot: jeannette@cdtc.info
For more information visit our website www.cdtc.info

Physio- or Occupational therapist (full time)

May 4, 2022

Physio- or occupational therapist (full time)

The CDTC offers since 2004 dolphin assisted therapy to children and adults with special needs. The personalized therapy program is conducting in several languages (mainly Dutch and German). The care for the family is an important part of our therapy concept.

The right candidate has:

  • A completed study in Physiotherapy or Occupational therapy;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in one or more of the following areas:

Therapy with children and adolescents with developmental/neurologic disorders/multiple disabilities plus conducting parent meetings;

  • A good command of the English language and the Dutch or the German language; plus willing to learn then the other language (Dutch or German) in a short time
  • Great communication skills;
  • Is very sportive and a good swimmer;
  • Love for the underwater world and its inhabitants.

Next to that, you live or want to live on the island of Curaçao (for a minimum of three years), you love the sun, are flexible, creative and a team player.

We offer:

  • an intensive internal training program for dolphin assisted therapy;
  • an independent job with a lot of responsibility within an international and young team;
  • an interdisciplinary and holistic approach;
  • good local working conditions.

Administrative tasks, such as preparing files and maintaining the patient database etc., form part of the responsibilities.

Are you interested in this job? Please send a detailed cover letter – in English – with curriculum vitae through email to: jeannette@cdtc.info. For more information, please call our office via +5999 461 9886.