All Kinds of News for May 04, 2016
Dragonfly Transitions is looking for bright, confident, and motivated people to be mentors and role models for young adults in transition to healthy living. If you enjoy working in a professional, fun atmosphere and teaching young adults how to live in a healthy and sustainable way, please check out our full-time Farm Mentor position at the Homestead.
The Homestead, a part of Dragonfly Transitions, is a 30-acre market farm where students live and work. The farm is a place for students to work on therapeutic issues in a quiet, rural setting. Farm Mentors teach life skills as well as farming skills. Farm products are sold at the local farmer’s market as well as through a community supported agriculture program.
Role of Farm Mentor
Be responsible for direct, primary care of young adults.
Provide a safe and supportive environment for students by holding boundaries and working with students on their treatment goals.
Work with a treatment team consisting of the primary Mentor, Clinical Director, Therapist, and Psychiatrist to implement students’ treatment plan and goals.
Plan, lead, and facilitate daily activities including farm chores, cooking as a group, and group meetings. There is room to use your strengths, interests, and creativity in planning activities.
Model healthy and appropriate interactions, conflict resolution, and life skills. Look for “teachable moments” or windows of opportunity to teach life skills, self-awareness, and other concepts.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in psychology or other social science field.
Background in working professionally with young adult students struggling with a diversity of issues, including mental health, substance abuse, family dysfunction, motivation, and learning disabilities. Related experience will be considered.
Experience with farming skills such as animal husbandry, equipment maintenance, weeding, and growing delicious vegetables is preferred.
A passion for local food, organic gardening practices, and sustainable living.
Willingness to supervise, enforce boundaries, and provide role modeling and leadership to students.
If you are interested please e-mail your resume to our Farm Director at: Rae@dragonflytransitions.com