Gardening - Garden Care

Gardening – Garden Care  

Position Title: Garden Care Volunteer  

 

Section/Unit: Canterbury City Community Centre

 

Direct Supervision: Team Leader (on site)

 

Overall Supervision: Garden Care Coordinator

 

Position Description:

To provide a service that supports older clients in the Inner West and Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Areas to remain independent and well by assisting with their gardening needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

General:

 

Together with other Garden Care staff and volunteers undertake a range of tasks to help convert gardens into low maintenance. These tasks include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Weeding
  • Pruning and Trimming
  • Raking and Sweeping
  • Mulching
  • Shaping beds
  • De-potting and Transplanting plants
  • Clearing Vines
  • Placing all green waste into relevant receptacles for collection
  • Directing any further client needs to the Team Leader for the day

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS/ ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

 

  • Ability to relate well to clients and other staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisor
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Reliability as a team member
  • Understanding of the importance of the principle of consumer directed care
  • An interest in gardening

 

TRAINING/SUPERVISION PROVIDED:

  • Commitment to participate in training, development and support meetings.
  • Participation in “Volunteer Essentials” training

 

OTHER COMMENTS:

 We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

 

Start Date: This is an ongoing, open position.