Field Instructor

New Vision Wilderness Therapy

About the organization

New Vision Wilderness (NVW) 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. NVW is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention.

Duties

New Vision Wilderness Therapy-Northwoods is hiring Full-time and Seasonal Wilderness Field Instructors. Nestled away in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is an opportunity for you to serve as a role model to students aged 11-17 to provide time away from the normal distractions of life while helping adolescents learn about themselves, develop healthy relationships, and support the healing process of childhood developmental trauma. Wilderness Field Instructors form the cornerstone of NVW's dedicated treatment team, providing a committed and empathetic atmosphere to students who have experienced trauma and are in desperate need of support.

Wilderness Field Instructors work an 8 day on/6 day off schedule with the potential to work in all areas of programming (Adolescent, Preteen, Family, Academy, 2:1). Wilderness Field instructors work with one to two co-instructors to maintain a safe environment, with consistent structure and high-level supervision for up to 9 students in a wilderness setting. Responsibilities include direct care and supervision, risk management, implementation of program philosophy, leadership and responsible decision making, professional communication, completion of daily paperwork,

Qualifications

Wilderness Instructor must be at least 21 years old. BS/ BA degree or comparable experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth is preferred.
Excellent leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.
Must possess and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification (WFR preferred)
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.
Must pass a post-employment offer medical physical

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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