The Horticulturist Therapist is a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and is responsible for designing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the Therapeutic Horticultural Program at Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI). In addition, they will serve as a member of the Rehabilitation Services Department, and provide program supervision. The Horticulture Therapist is responsible for growing and providing plants for unit gardens, program areas, institute wide ground, three annual sales, and fulfilling growing agreements for an additional state agency. The Horticulture Therapist also serves as a consultant and provides programming in conjunction with other Rehab Services staff to areas throughout the institute.
Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.
All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by Mendota Mental Health Institute or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.
Minimally qualified applicants must have:
Education, training, or experience in horticulture therapy or providing horticulture therapy-based activities to individuals.
Experience with obtaining, growing, treating and maintaining plants.
A well-qualified candidate will have:
Experience developing a horticulture therapy program.
Experience with independently purchasing greenhouse supplies/equipment and managing a budget.
Experience working in a greenhouse and managing the needs of greenhouse operations.
Experience providing horticulture therapy services to individuals with mental illnesses or psychological disorders.
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