Employment Opportunities

Applications and resumes for Mental Health Workers are accepted on an on-going basis. 

Mental Health Workers
  • Cornerstone Crisis Residential (Roseville)
  • Safe Harbor Crisis House (Woodland)
  • Harmony House (Auburn)

Now Seeking Farm Intern for Spring 2017

The Farmhouse has up to 2 part-time Farm Intern positions open, starting April 3, 2017 and going through September.  This is a volunteer position without compensation, but course/internship credit can be earned.
 
Position Description
The Farmhouse is a residential treatment facility for people with mental illness, located on a 12 acre property in rural West Davis.  The Farm Intern will work closely with the Farm Manager to help manage a 1/2 acre season vegetable garden which grows food used daily in the Farmhouse kitchen, maintain and design landscaping, and provide care for animals on the property (laying hens, 3 goats and a pig).  
 
This is a position for someone who is interested in learning more about both small scale agriculture AND community engagement and health, particularly mental health, with an enthusiasm for the dynamic connection between gardening and well-being.  The applicant must display an attitude of understanding and patience towards those with mental illness, as well as an eagerness to work hard on the farm.  
 
In addition to farm tasks, the Farm Intern will assist the Farm Manager in facilitating on-farm vocational training to residents (Vocation Work Project) and individuals living more independently in the community (Farm to Mouth).
 
Vocational Work Project
The work project is an important daily component of each Farmhouse resident's treatment and experience at Farmhouse.  During this activity, residents complete a 1/2 hour, hands-on task on the farm.  The work project is based on the needs of the day, and can range from cleaning the chicken coop and collecting eggs, to harvesting vegetables for meals, to weeding.  
 
Farm to Mouth
Farm to Mouth is a supported employment training program for people with mental illness, and employs both residents of the Farmhouse and individuals living independently in the Davis or Woodland communities.  Farm to Mouth employees work a 2-hour shift once per week at the Farmhouse.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to work 6-12 hours per week
  •  Flexible, dynamic, ready to learn and hardworking
  • Enthusiasm for community engagement and service
  • Accepting and understanding towards individuals with mental illness
  • Minimum 1 year previous gardening/farming experience
  • Valid California driver's license and personal transportation required - the Farmhouse is out on County Road 96, about 8 miles northwest of UCD Campus.  It is roughly a 10 minute drive from West Davis and up to an hour bike ride.
There is no deadline to apply, but those who submit their application before March 30, 2017 will be given priority.
 
Questions about the Farm Intern may be directed to Sonya Ekstrom, Farm Manager at farm2mouth@gmail.com.  

To apply for any position, send your completed employment application, resume and cover letter by email to assist@y3c.org. Please specify which position and program you are applying for in your cover letter or on application.

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