We are very excited to be able to offer an exciting new role here at Lauriston for a Job Coach to work with our students with learning disabilities on a Supported Internship which includes a level 1/2 qualification on farming and gardening.
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Part Time Vacancy (22hrs/wk)
Farming & Gardening Job Coach
Lauriston Farm is a 210 acre community owned, charitable biodynamic organic farm near Maldon in Essex (CM9 8AH). It is home to rare breed cattle and sheep, vegetable growing, conservation work and domestic gardening. We work alongside young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism is every aspect of the farm work and are committed to becoming a Camphill Community, being inspired by anthroposophy. As part of this, we have partnered the Community College Initiative (CCI) in Chelmsford and developed a successful land based Supported Internship program for 18 to 25 year old individuals with special educational needs. To run and expand this program we are seeking someone with a strong interest in farming and gardening who will take instructions on biodynamic farming and gardening from our experienced staff and supervise, instruct, monitor, evidence, evaluate and seek future employment for each intern. The role requires empathy for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for outdoor work. Previous experience in working with young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism is essential, possibly in an educational setting or as a Job Coach. Personal or professional practical experience in animal care, horticulture and domestic gardening is also essential as well as a keen interest in biodynamic organic principles and practice. Further training will be provided to understand the principles of Supported Employment through BASE (www.base-uk.org).
The role starts at the beginning of September 2022 and is for 22 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The actual annual salary is £13,156 (£11.50 per hour) with 122 hours holiday per year and stakeholder pension.
To apply, please supply a letter of application and current CV by 5pm on Monday September 26th to Spencer Christy (Farm Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be in early October with a start date of January 3rd 2023. For further information please contact Spencer Christy (Farm Director) email@example.com or 01621 788348.
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September 2nd 2022