Adventure/Field Specialist

First Light Wilderness Therapy (FLW)

About the organization

First Light Wilderness Therapy (FLW) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, young adults, and their families, and is the premiere wilderness therapy intervention. We are consistently challenging the national therapy frontier. FLW is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention.


Coordinates adventure, education and mastery activities
Ensures Policies and procedures are always followed
Assists with Family Intensives
Coordinates and conducts trainings for staff
Ensures programs are up to date with industry standards
Manages all forms related to outdoor adventure activities or field operations
Provides monthly and annual reports (as needed) to Program Director on program evaluations, staff performance, and program performance
Selects equipment and supplies needed for planned activities; maintains and organizes equipment and supplies
Prepares facilities and equipment for activities; cleans and maintains equipment
Ensures that all rules are followed by students and staff; maintains clear and positive communication with team members
Attends staff meetings
Administers First Aid and reports injuries/accidents/illnesses to Program Director
Reports facility issues and supply needs to Program Director
Fill in as Field Instructor as needed
Assists in placement, movement, travel, and needs of each group
Assists in enrollments, discharge, tours, and visits
Schedules outreach and volunteer activities
Ensures that field daily structures are followed by students and staff; maintains clear and positive communication with team members
Administers First Aid and reports injuries/accidents/illnesses to Program Director
Other duties as needed
Be on call with cell phone and radio and be available to respond to field crisis situations



Must hold a bachelor's degree or comparable experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth is required.
Three (3) years previous experience working with youth in wilderness/camp/adventure/experiential learning/environmental education programming
Minimum age is 21 years old
Must be able to work outdoors and participate in activities and programming
MVR background check to drive Fleet Vehicle
Must possess and maintain current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification and must complete company provided SCM (Safe Crisis Management).
Must possess organizational skills, be enthusiastic, adaptable, dependable, and responsible
Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations
Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation.
Must hold a valid Driver's License with clean driving record.



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Contact email: [email protected]

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