Blawesome Farm – Social Care Farmer

Farm/Organization Name: Blawesome Farm
Contact Name: Rebecca Sorensen
Contact Email: rebeccasorensen.msw@gmail.com
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Region: Triangle NC
Farm Description – Basic information about what is produced on your farm.: Blawesome is an organic cut flower farm located in western Orange County. Our farm is a small part of a larger movement known as Social Care Farming- which uses farming practices to improve health, social, and vocational outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Number of Available Positions: 1
Job/Internship Description: Social Care Farmer needed to work with a very special young man who has a diagnosis of autism.
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 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. Our farm is located in beautiful 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.
Job/Internship Start & End Dates: March 1- permanent position with a three month probationary period.
Qualifications: Knowledge and 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.
Salary/Compensation: $17/hour
Application Instructions: If you think you would like to join our team and work with an amazing young man as he pioneers this exciting project, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to rebeccasorensen.msw@gmail.com. For more information about Blawesome Farm, visit www.beautifulblawesome.com
Website: www.beautifulblawesome.com
Closing Date: February 16, 2018

 

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