Horticultural Job Coach
26 hours per week
Monday - Friday
10am – 4pm, with a 9am start on a Monday, 1 hour unpaid lunch break
We are looking for a hands-on job coach to join our diverse garden team based in our 2.5 acre garden in Tooting. You will help to prepare students for moving into work, both within our social enterprise and into open employment. You should be a keen and enthusiastic horticulturalist. The role requires working with students who have a range of learning, physical and mental health needs. You will be delivering sessions to get people ready for the world of work and to help them to gain industrial work experience. This will improve their journey into employment giving them more options. You will monitor and support their work practices, and provide guidance about how to be in the workplace.
Working as part of the gardening team, you will also be guiding a group of students in everyday gardening skills including weeding, planting, watering, potting on, mulching, etc and the appropriate use of garden machinery. All vocational skills are set out by the City and Guilds training body. We use the qualification structure and units to help prepare students for achieving horticultural qualifications. Your work will support students to achieve their qualifications in horticulture, customer service, and getting ready for work.
Who we are looking for
Our ideal candidate would have experience of guiding, assessing and helping people with learning disabilities and autism to develop their skills so they are able to achieve and maintain employment or voluntary work. You'll need to have a strong commitment to the inclusion of disabled people, be a people person, with strong problem solving skills. You’ll need to have occupational competency in gardening and a keen enthusiasm for working in a garden. You should have a lot of energy, be able to follow instructions whilst being able to use your initiative and think on your feet.
At Share, we’re passionate about supporting disabled people to set their own goals for learning and life, and then helping them to achieve their aspirations. Most of our students are people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We offer a range of training, employment, personal development, and leisure opportunities. Enabling people to be more independent and self-directed, able to make informed choices, healthier and more resilient, and fully socially included is at the heart of our work.
How to apply:
Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form and return both by Tuesday 24th April 2018. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 1st May.