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Horticulturist, SCA

Company: Wellpath
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHere at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!" Our Horticulturist is responsible for the up keeping of the Greenhouse and the process of patients receiving horticulture therapy. They will establish and develop horticulture as a life and leisure skill for mental health and medical patients. This employee is delegated the authority and responsible for assisting in planning, directing, controlling and coordinating activities for the patients. The Horticulturist implements and monitors economical and proper use of supplies and equipment, and fosters positive relationships in the greenhouse. Green house Maintenance includes hydrologic and water quality function, landscape functions, and consideration of impacts on human health and safety. They require regular monthly and sometimes more frequent, inspection and maintenance to perform and operate as intended, otherwise failure occurs impacting the direct and indirect environment. Education: * High School Diploma or equivalent and possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience: * Minimum of three (3) years' experience in grounds maintenance and/or experienced in horticulture therapy * Knowledge of plant care and light equipment repair and maintenance * Knowledge of landscaping and sanitation practices * Ability to verbally communicate effectively with Mental Health Patients and the Clinical Staff * Understand verbal and written instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters * Must be comfortable with writing in medical charts concerning groups the patients attended Licenses/Certifications: * Training certificate in horticulture therapy preferred * Pesticide License required or can be obtained within six months of employment * Storm Water Certification is preferred * All Supervision of the Greenhouse: Trimming (trees and shrubs), watering, chemical mixing (pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer), general plant knowledge (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals), sprinkler systems, and landscaping (bed preparation, drainage knowledge, paver patio and retaining wall repairs, etc.). * Order supplies for greenhouse and be responsible for making sure supplies are kept in stock. Also, accountability for supplies issued and received. * Supervise patients during horticulture therapy. * Control spraying of herbicide and pesticide substances. * Establishes goals and objectives for the patient care areas. * Document on all patients who have attended horticulture therapy during the week. Notes will be kept in the patient's chart. * Plan and direct plant sales for staff, beautification of the grounds, etc. * Provide quarterly reports of the progress of each student i.e. written report to AFA. * Operate mowers, blowers and other landscape equipment. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations. * Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations. * Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations. * Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details. * Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis. * Perform other duties as assigned. Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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