Community Garden Worker Banksia Centre

Develop the community garden so that community and Banksia members can have access to fresh and nutritious produce.

Volunteer as a community gardener

LOCATION: 12 Inglis Ave, Frankston
HOURS: 9.30-2.30, from Monday to Friday

Summary of program and its objectives:

Day and Respite Services is one of eight Divisions of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL), and has responsibility for providing accommodation, community care, residential care and programs and aims to maintain, and improve where possible, the independence, health and quality of life to its clients and residents.

Banksia Services provides practical support and respite care to enhance the quality of life of older people who are isolated in the community, learn more about the program.  

Main responsibilities of the role

Develop and maintain the community garden in consultation with Program Coordinator, whilst helping to support staff in assisting and encouraging members to access the garden. Keeping the Program Coordinator informed of any issues as and when they arise as well as ensuring the Garden Guidelines are implemented and reviewed as required. The volunteer may be directed to carry out such duties as are within the limits of his/her skill, competence and training.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require

  • a genuine commitment and interest in working with older people and people with disabilities
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to work well with others and take instructions
  • understanding of and commitment to the values and ideals of the BSL
  • a standard Police Check will be performed on the successful applicant to any position within Aged and Community Services, Children’s and Family Services or Employment Services. The Police Check Policy is designed to increase the assurance of quality care provided to BSL clients
  • a four week trial period and a three-month probationary period applies.

To learn more about the position, please view the Community Garden Worker Frankston position description (PDF 101KB) or phone Volunteer Services on (03) 9483 1390.

Screening Questionnaire

Applicants are required to complete the screening questionnaire

Before you apply

  • read the position description
  • read the what to expect section of our website that outlines what to expect when you volunteer; your rights and responsibilities; and what's involved in a formal application.

How to apply

  • applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire
  • applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting
  • email written applications to: volunteer(at)bsl.org.au.

 Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application then please contact our volunteer services team at volunteer(at)bsl.org.au or contact us on (03) 9483 1390.

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