Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity established in 2007 to provide high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with learning disabilities. The training takes place in an organically managed working garden which offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities. Our aim is to build a positive learning environment where people with additional support needs realise their potential and become equipped to make positive contributions to their communities. We are based in the Walled Garden at Gartmore House in the village of Gartmore, West Stirlingshire.
These are sessional posts to assist in delivering horticultural training to students with Additional Support Needs. The successful applicant will be required to step in at short notice to cover for holidays, sickness and other absences. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the project.
- Deliver appropriate hands-on horticultural training to young adults with Additional Support Needs, in accordance with agreed lesson plans.
- Comply with Health and Safety requirements and ensure that all training delivered takes place in a safe environment and that the students have the appropriate tools and equipment to carry out their training.
- Carry out risk assessments for each activity within the lesson.
- Contribute as appropriate to individual student assessments and reviews.
- Previous experience of working with students with a wide range of Additional Support Needs.
- Ability to engage with and teach students with more complex needs.
- Ability to work successfully and flexibly alongside a wide range of other staff and volunteers.
- Knowledge of health and safety requirements.
- Positive "can do" attitude.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work creatively in motivating students.
- Self motivated, highly organised and have a flexible approach.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a PVG.
The payment rate for sessional horticulture tutors is £14.00 per hour.