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Homeless Garden Project

HGP

The Homeless Garden Project (HGP), founded in 1990, provides job training, transitional employment and supportive services to people who are homeless. In complement, HGP operates a thriving community education and volunteer program. HGP's programs take place in a 3 acre organic farm and related enterprises. Social Work Volunteers (SWV) work with HGP's Connecting with Community program. SWV work one-on-one with trainees to promote trainees' full participation in our job training and transitional employment programs by addressing needs such as health care, legal issues, transportation and shelter. With SWV, trainees identify goals that will create and sustain their own well-being. SWV monitor trainee progress toward goals and support meaningful engagement in accomplishing goals. In addition, SWV foster trainee progress toward unsubsidized employment as a key long-term goal related to a career plan.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assessment: work with trainee to identify current needs.
  • Service planning: collaboratively develop a plan focused on supports, activities, and resources required to achieve personal goals.
  • Advocacy and Referrals: help educate and connect trainee to available and appropriate resources.
  • Counseling & Goal Setting: provide support and structure for relevant goal setting.

Desired traits and skills

  • Good listening skills
  • Well organized
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Orientation/Training

  • Work under supervision of Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing, service planning and evaluation

Benefits to volunteer

  • Experience working in nonprofit social service setting
  • Familiarity with community resources
  • Develop counseling skills
  • Gain training in Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology


To apply : Submit resume to evanj@homelessgardenproject.org

The Homeless Garden Project is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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About Homeless Garden Project

Location:

30 West Cliff Drive P.O. 617, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95061, US

Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project helps men and women gain skills and confidence to enter wider communities. We provide training and transitional employment within a community-supported organic garden. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events.

Description

The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project helps men and women gain skills and confidence to enter wider communities. We provide training and transitional employment within a community-supported organic garden. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events.

Community
Employment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Mon May 17, 2021 - Sun Aug 15, 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

Homeless Garden Project FarmShaffer Rd & Delaware Ave.Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(36.9796,-122.042)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Schedule: 10-12 hours/week; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 9-3 or 9-5 Thursday’s are currently required; social work and staff meetings are held Thursday, 1-3 PM Duration of position: 3 months

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