Gardening Group Facilitator3rd Space
As the welcoming face for one of the main activities for 3rd Space visitors, you will:
-Meet and greet volunteers and visitors to the group -Encourage visitors to participate in the activity -Take a lead role in planning and delivery of gardening activities -Clean and return materials and tools to storage at the end of each session -Liaise with other volunteers, staff and visitors -Work closely with the rest of the team to identify opportunities to reduce the risk that visitors may become agitated, in accordance with internal procedures.
This is a weekly or fortnightly commitment, on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.
THE RIGHT CANDIDATE
Successful candidates will:
-Have a keen interest in gardening and working with people from diverse backgrounds
-Be reliable and punctual -Be committed to working in accordance with 3rd Space values of respect, dignity, perseverance and integrity
-Have an understanding of and be willing to work within trauma-informed frameworks and person-centred approaches
-Demonstrate well developed inter-personal skills and the ability to treat each person as an individual -Be willing to go the extra mile, show initiative and treat each person as an individual -Perform calmly in stressful situations including critical incidents relating to alcohol and other drugs, mental health issues and medical issues
-Practice self-care and have the capacity to ask for support for themselves as needed
-Are able to work within the parameters of the volunteer role, policies and procedures and respect professional boundaries.
Every volunteer at 3rd Space will:
-Receive support from their direct manager and Volunteer Manager
-Be a valued member of a close-knit team
-Enjoy access to bountiful opportunities for role-related and wider professional development
-Receive a free coffee at their shifts -Have access to free and confidential counselling support
3rd Space acknowledges the traditional custodians of this ancient land and pays respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders. We also acknowledge the ongoing impacts of colonisation on First Nation peoples and support their empowerment and voice.
3rd Space is committed to being an inclusive organisation. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to embrace the diversity of people from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, people seeking asylum, refugees and people living with a disability.