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Farm Gardener

Company: Green Chimneys
Location: Brewster
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know us: For over 75 years, Green Chimneys a multi-faceted nonprofit organization is helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services, in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals, and nature. Culture: Green Chimneys has built its success through valuing diversity in our workforce and clientele. Our programs are developed to recognize, respect, and respond to the unique, culturally defined needs of persons and families within our service population. We strive to create an inclusive, respectful and equitable environment in order to serve our diverse clients with culturally sensitive services. Mission: We strive to give our clients support, resources, and the ability to heal through the work of animal-assisted therapy and nature-based learning all while developing the skills and confidence to grow into independent young adults. Role Overview : As a member of the farm department, the Farm Gardener is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining all aspects of the Brewster garden and greenhouse program in support of an education program for emotionally fragile children with learning disabilities. The incumbent must maintain the educational garden, some flowerbeds and planters around campus as well as the campus greenhouse. Must have a broad understanding of how horticulture activity programming impacts different populations in education, therapy and recreation. The incumbent serves as garden intern supervisor, supervises volunteers and supports the garden teacher in the planning of activities and supervising tasks with students. Specific responsibilities include management and hands-on maintenance of greenhouse, campus garden and some campus planters, familiarity with propagation of vegetables, fruits, flowers and houseplants, and planning, preparing and maintaining a garden and greenhouse year round for experiential educational horticulture program for emotionally disturbed children.Qualifications: High School Diploma, college degree preferred. 3 years professional experience with plant propagation, greenhouse care and/or farming. Experience working with children preferred. Licensure/Certification : NY State TA certification (or ability to attain such). Valid Driver's License and clean driving record.Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.00 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Employee discount Health insurance Paid time off Professional development assistance Retirement plan Tuition reimbursement Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayApplication Question(s): please provide personal email for contact.Work Location: One location

Keywords: Green Chimneys, Danbury , Farm Gardener, Other , Brewster, Connecticut

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