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Horticultural Therapist 

About the Organization OUR MISSION



Endeavors passionately serves vulnerable people in crisis through our innovative, personalized approach.



We seek to provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative services that encourage growth, allowing people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Why? Because we believe that everyone holds the capacity to grow, heal, change, succeed, and affect others positively.



OUR VISION



We restore dignity and improve the quality of life for the vulnerable people we serve through the benefits of our programs.



We seek to unify families and communities torn apart by poverty, unemployment, or neglect by providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. We do this through a wide array of programs and services supporting children, families, veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.



 
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Migrant Services  
Location Pecos, TX  
Description

Federal Contract Requirements: Provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident

JOB PURPOSE:

The horticultural therapist will lead horticultural therapy and life-science-themed educational activities for migrant youth aged 13-17 years old using a trauma-informed care framework. The horticultural therapist will assist in the creation and planning of hands-on programming material as well as collaborate closely with the programming team.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead horticultural therapy and life-science themed educational activities
  • Create and maintain a safe and inclusive indoor and outdoor classroom environment
  • Collaborate with lesson planning and further program development
  • Assess and monitor learning, adjusting instruction as needed
  • Collaborate with other staff members
  • Coordinate the work of support personnel (aides, youth care workers)
  • Manage instructional materials and resources
  • Maintain all plant life used in horticultural therapy programming to include classroom garden beds.
  • Be responsible for the management of the 'Living Science Center' which will include but not be limited to a greenhouse, possibly chickens and goats
  • Meet departmental and program deadlines
 
Position Requirements

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in horticulture or a therapeutic discipline

EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to manage a small greenhouse
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Experience with Trauma-Informed Care a plus

LICENSES:

  • Horticultural Therapy Certification

WORK LOCATION:

  • In-person at Pecos children's center.

OTHER: Operational needs may require occasional evenings or weekend supervision. Able and willing to travel 25% of annual time

Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.

EXCEPTIONS TO THESE CRITERIA MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT HEAD.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

COMMUNICATION: Fluent English and Spanish language skills are required. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral or written means.

COMPOSURE: Ability to remain calm and maintain self-control in the midst of difficult circumstances and emergencies. Ability to respond in a professional manner in all situations.

COMPUTER: Working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel; PowerPoint and Access a plus.

DECISION MAKING: Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of programming and educational activities. Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems.

TECHNICAL: Knowledge of clinical services and community resources.

 

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Orientation: 5 hours

On the Job: 6 months to one year

 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS:

Multi-line telephone, computer, ten key calculators, printers, copiers, faxes.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Constant – Must be a hands-on instructor who can use all equipment needed to teach the specific course

Frequent – Ability to input data into computer, make calculations, complete paperwork, produce reports.

Occasional – Ability to lift, stack, load and move up to 50 pounds from varied heights.

Occasional – Ability to drive safely and recognize hazards.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Indoors: 50% - Office, enclosed area, dorm, tents, and residential environment; generally normal noise level

Outdoors: 50% - All-weather conditions and variable temperatures.

 

RELATION TO OTHER JOBS:

REPORTS TO: Horticultural Therapy Coordinator

Disclaimer: Nothing in the job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time, for any reason.

 

 
Salary/Wage  
EOE Statement Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. also complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location its employees are working. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. are "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers."  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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