Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner
£18,525 (pro rata),
22.5 hrs per week
Job Description: 

The Horticulture Practitioner will provide support to people we support which encourages independent living and creates an environment for recovery which upholds rights to privacy, dignity and personal choice within a service which specialises in horticulture training and delivery of therapeutic horticulture.

The Horticulture Practitioner will deliver the Cultivate (Therapeutic Horticulture Pathway) and SAMH’s GROW (Greenspace Recovery onto Work) Programmes across Aberdeenshire.

The Horticulture Practitioner will facilitate group sessions and deliver horticulture training to the required standards set by the relevant lead body and/or SAMH standards

Provide practical assistance for the needs of people we support, whilst encouraging individual responsibility and maximisation of personal choice

Support individuals in their search for work and supporting them to secure suitable employment/self employment or training, which match their skills, experience and aspirations.

Plan, monitor, evaluate and review outcomes for individuals through the use of person centred planning approaches.

Contribute fully to the activities of the project and play an effective role in achieving the aims and objectives of the service

Establish and maintain effective links with local community services and ensure that the people we support are aware of these services.

Negotiating access to community based resources, on behalf of service users with particular barriers.

Comply with the SSSC Code of Conduct, SAMH’s policies and procedures and any other relevant legislation.

Co-ordinate and deliver time limited focused group work and training events

Co-ordinate and deliver information events and stalls to promote the service.

Protect vulnerable groups and individuals from abuse in accordance with SAMH’s safeguarding framework.

Evidence outcomes for individuals through the use of person centred planning approaches.

Exercise judgement and initiative, taking personal responsibility and accountability for your own practice.

Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice.

Treat every individual receiving support with respect and dignity

Promote the work of the organisation in a positive manner

Challenge the stigma associated with mental illness.


Closing Date: 
Thursday, 22 April, 2021
How to Apply: 
Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to no other form of application will be accepted.