Horticultural Therapy Program Leader

TALMAR is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to enhancing and improving health for people of all ages and abilities using horticulture and agriculture as a therapeutic medium. We provide work skill development, vocational training and horticultural therapy.  We are located inside a 400 acre passive park in close proximity to Baltimore city, in Parkville, MD. 

TALMAR seeks a Horticultural Therapy Program Leader, with a minimum of three years experience, to build our therapeutic program for individuals with special needs. This is a PART-TIME position to start, but can grow as demand requires. The position will be responsible for pivoting TALMAR’s horticultural therapy programs to adapt to the realities presented by COVID-19 program closures.

The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and considerable experience working with individuals with special needs. 

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, special education, horticultural therapy, or related discipline preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • create and deliver individually-tailored horticulture/garden based activities
  • maintain daily records and individual portfolios
  • assess the effectiveness of programming and adjust as necessary 
  • maintain program supplies and manage greenhouse stock plants
  • recruit, train and schedule volunteers
  • create partnerships with community agencies

REQUIREMENTS:

  • The candidate will work on TALMAR’s campus in Parkville and the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park in Hunt Valley. Both locations require the candidate to have his/her/their own transportation.
  • Flexibility to schedule programs on weekends

Interested and qualified applicants should apply to TALMAR’s Executive Director via email at talmar@talmar.org.

Respectful of COVID precautions, the selection process will be:

  • submission of cover letter and resume to talmar@talmar.org
  • zoom or google meet interview with TALMAR
  • confirmation of recommendations from previous employers, clients, or supervisors
  • possible on-site meeting/ second interview
  • selected candidate will be notified via phone call with follow-up email confirming start date. Candidates who are not offered the position will be notified via email.
  • Candidates are required to pass a background check before accepting a formal offer of employment.

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time position earning $18/ hr. As the program grows, the position will transition to full-time at $37,500 annual salary. Part-time employees are not eligible for medical or retirement benefits, but do earn vacation and sick/ safe leave.

Veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and/or people who are LGBTQIA are encouraged to apply.

Position to begin immediately. This position is ineligible to work from home. Please email a cover letter and resume to talmar@talmar.org Subject: Horticultural Therapy Program leader