About the organization
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Pacific Quest offers a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, moving beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills.
Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that utilizes Horticulture Therapy to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness.
Pacific Quest cultivates Sustainable Growth in our students, in our families, in our communities, and in ourselves.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Uphold safety, supervision, and monitoring of students in accordance with Program Policy.
Learn and articulate the Pacific Quest mission, guiding principles, and curriculum.
Effectively communicate with students in a group setting and direct student group toward common goal.
Share responsibility for facilitation of the daily activities including meal preparation, exercise, group meals and activities.
Demonstrate flexibility with camp placement, program, location, and student supervision assignments.
Observe and identify the needs of individual students and the group to create a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment.
Role model program expectations at all times, which includes upholding our diet and wellness standards while at work.
Ensure safety watches are followed by all members of the treatment team.
Ability to be a team player and form mutually respectful relationships with all employees.
Grow professionally in meeting the challenges of the position.
Ability to maintain physical alertness and activity over the course of designated work hours.
Must provide and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification. CPR certifications must be from a classroom training, and no substitutions for First Aid certs (i.e. Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder) can be accepted.
Maintain a current NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) certification provided by Pacific Quest
Ability to treat all residents, families and coworkers with dignity and respect
Ability to adhere to confidentiality policies
Able to pass a thorough background check and drug screen.
Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
Provide annual physical and TB clearance to meet the physical requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree preferably in Psychology, Farming/Agroecology, or Outdoor Education/Leadership OR a minimum of three years relevant experience.
Experience in Rites of Passage, Education, Horticultural Therapy, Health and Wellness, 12 Step Recovery, Gardening, and/or experience in Therapeutic Settings such as Wilderness Therapy or Residential Treatment Centers.
Valid driver’s license with clean record
Must be 25 years or older.
Contact email: [email protected]
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply for this job using our online application system.
If necessary, you may also submit resume and cover letter along with the application documents to [email protected], fax to (855) 317-6304, or mail to Pacific Quest, PO Box 540, Naalehu, HI, 96772
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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