About this opportunity
The Diversity Gardens is a unique project which provides a wide range of learning opportunities, including developing important prevocational and life skills, to students with an intellectual disability. Students learn theory and practical planting, mulching, weeding and watering, along with plant overview and propagation.
About the Role:
• Provide assistance and guidance to participants during gardening activities
• Use different communication techniques to check participants have understood information given. Keep it simple and use short sentences
• Be patient and allow more time for a response
• Assist participants to learn new skills by breaking them into small, distinct and measurable tasks
• Communicate issues and concerns to direct supervisor
• Attend trainings and project meetings
• Interact with horticulturist, staff and other volunteers
• Commit to between 4 and 15 hours per week, between February and May 2018
• Patient and caring nature
• Great communication skills
• Ability to work one on one and also as part of a team
• Agreeance to a Police Check and Working With Children Check
If you would like to connect with your community and assist those who may be socially isolated, we would love to hear from you!
National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.
Must be over 18
4-15 hours per week, February -May 2018Training
Training, orientation and ongoing support provided