Training and Education Supervisor

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The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a nonprofit corporation that provides job training and transitional employment to people experiencing homelessness. In addition, HGP operates a vibrant community volunteer and education program, serving about 2500 people each year. The training, employment, education and volunteer programs take place on an organic farm and in associated enterprises.

Trainees experience the value of therapeutic horticulture, are provided supportive services, and develop positive relationships and job skills. Products produced in the training program are sold through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our year-round retail store, through our online store, and wholesale to other retailers. Production provides for a real work environment and is also a meaningful source of revenue for the Project.

HGP seeks a dedicated individual, experienced in adult education, training and supervision, to lead farm-based training and education activities and provide supportive supervision to people experiencing homelessness who wish to find a stable productive place in society.

The ideal candidate will also have experience working in counseling or mentoring roles and/or with individuals facing homelessness, and an agricultural or entrepreneurial background. The Training and Education Supervisor will create and maintain a productive workplace conducive to the development and practice of job skills, responsibility, and self-confidence.

The unique goals of our job training and transitional employment program require regular and consistent feedback on work performance and behaviors to trainees. The Training and Education Supervisor will play an important role in modeling, practicing and reinforcing work-readiness lessons to trainees. The Training and Education Supervisor will supervise trainees in executing the weekly and daily work priorities while ensuring the learning environment necessary for trainees to develop workplace behaviors, skills and knowledge; and provides trainees with increasing levels of responsibility.

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Santa Cruz
Darrie Ganzhorn
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