Social Care Farmer needed in North Carolina to work with a very special young man who has a diagnosis of autism – 2018
Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices to improve health, social, and vocational outcomes for vulnerable populations. The right candidate for this position will need to have excellent personal skills and a genuine interest in people. Knowledge and 2 years experience in sustainable farming is required, cut flower experience preferred. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities would be wonderful, but we are happy to facilitate and train the right person. Most importantly, the right candidate will need to be passionate about helping people fulfill their potential. Flexibility is essential and the candidate must be willing to undertake practical, purposeful activities in an outdoor environment in addition to assisting the individual in multiple social and vocational situations (markets, deliveries, etc.)
The social care farmer position will involve providing assistance, supervision, and support to this young man as he learns to grow, cultivate, harvest, market, and deliver flowers, repair and maintain small farm equipment and tools, take part in managing a small agribusiness operation, in addition to developing other independent living and social skills. The work will be diverse, with lots of room for creativity and innovation.
Hours are part-time- Wednesdays and Thursdays- approximately 6 hours/day, sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on the season. Pay is $17/hour. The position is permanent and subject to a 3-month probationary period. Our farm is located in western Orange County, five miles east of Saxapahaw. There is potential for an on-site living arrangement starting in July. Details can be discussed at interview.
If you think you would like to join our team as a social care farmer and work with an amazing young man as he pioneers a new and exciting project, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Blawesome Farm, visit www.beautifulblawesome.com
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