blueFire Wilderness Therapy

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Hiring: Head and Assistant Wilderness Field Instructor

Overview:

blueFire Wilderness Therapy Program was formed by a group of seasoned professionals who have teamed up to become owners and operators of an innovative and comprehensive wilderness and adventure based program, based on tried and true traditional wilderness therapy concepts and the benefits of fun and challenging adventure activities.

Head Wilderness Field Instructor:

Reports to Program Director or designee and therapists; responsible for safety, supervision, and determining whereabouts of clients; provides direct care, teaches primitive living and outdoor skills, and delivers academic curriculum to assigned groups; directs activities and provides additional on-the-job training for lower-level field instructors.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, provides safety guidance, and determines whereabouts of clients.

  • Works with treatment team to fulfill specific needs for each client.

  • Utilizes and teaches approved curriculum.

  • Responsible for overseeing day-to-day health and safety concerns.

  • Monitors and records client growth and development on a daily basis.

  • Maintains appropriate example to clients in all areas of personal conduct and appearance

  • Demonstrates and teaches primitive-living skills, use of field equipment, gear, and supplies necessary for successful participation in the program.

  • Operates as the designated lead for his/her group.

  • Provides additional on-the-job training necessary for Field Instructor I’s to perform duties.

  • Provides additional client development through mentoring.

  • Plans, supervises, and oversees client field location for the upcoming week in collaboration with therapist and Field Director

  • May report efforts in meetings with supervisors, clinicians, and other applicable program staff.

  • Responsible for distributing client medications.

  • Communicates client progress with members of treatment team.

  • Responsible for a group of clients on shift.

  • Facilitates and administers all elements of the program, including graduation and family workshops, in a safe manner during adverse conditions

  • Participates, as required, in management meetings, strategic planning sessions, and serves as a major resource for program and field staff growth and development

  • Acts as “in-the-field” administrator, monitoring the group and field staff’s compliance with state and program guidelines, providing documentation and disciplinary review.

  • May be required to serve on the emergency response team.

Educational/Licensing Requirements:

Must be at least 21 years of age; at least 6 weeks of experience as a field instructor in an adventure/wilderness program; high school diploma or GED required (college-level courses in a related field preferred).

Education or Equivalent:

First aid and CPR required; also EMT, WEMT, or WFR certification; current driver’s license required; must have Crisis Prevention Institute’s NVCI or equivalent training in the last 12 months.

Certificates/Licenses:

First aid and CPR required; also EMT, WEMT, or WFR certification; current driver’s license required; must have Crisis Prevention Institute’s NVCI or equivalent training in the last 12 months.

Commitment:

One year commitment preferred for full time

Compensation:

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance / Vision / Dental offered after trial period

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

Incentives:

  • Additional .25/hour for qualified trainings not required by position (Must be Approved by Administration)

  • Holiday Bonus $250 if you work for Thanksgiving/Christmas Shift

  • Employee Referral Bonus - $200 for field instructor upon completion of 6 weeks / 3 Shifts

  • $250 Gear Stipend after 3 completed shifts Gear for every Level

  • $500 Bonus for 52 Weeks in the Field Patagonia Jacket for 75 Weeks in the Field

  • $1000 Bonus for 100 Weeks in the Field

Level of Supervision:

Given - Orients, trains, assigns and reviews work of Field Instructor I as a “designated lead.”

Received - Works under minimal supervision and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals; consults with higher levels of management on the more difficult and complex phases of work.

Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

Thorough working knowledge of relevant regulations; must be patient, innovative, a team player, detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, and remain calm and competent in stressful/crisis situations; must maintain appropriate example to clients in all areas of personal conduct and appearance; must display leadership and supervisory qualities.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying up to 60 pounds, reaching, bending, and climbing; mastery of primitive living and outdoor skills; able to hike great distances.

Decision-Making Responsibilities:

Exercises best judgment regarding the immediate physical health, safety, and welfare of participants; makes decisions regarding scheduling activities and outside care as needed; needs to be able to make sound decisions quickly during emergency situations and judge when situations require immediate attention from a more senior-level staff member

To Apply:

Email Resume and Application to  Careers@bluefirewilderness.com

Hiring: Assistant Wilderness Field Instructor

Overview:

Reports to Program Director or designee and therapists; assists higher level field instructors and therapists to ensure field safety and client supervision; assists in providing direct care and teaching primitive living and outdoor skills to clients.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assists with supervision, provides safety guidance, and determines whereabouts of clients.

  • May be responsible for monitoring day-to-day health and safety concerns such as physical health, hygiene, and food intake.

  • May utilize and teach approved curriculum

  • Participates in delivering valuable experiences for growth and development for clients.

  • May monitor and record client growth and development on a daily basis

  • Assists with demonstrating and teaching primitive living skills, use of field equipment, gear, and supplies necessary for successful participation in the program.

  • May report efforts in weekly meetings with supervisors, clinicians, and other applicable staff.

  • Communicates client progress with members of treatment team.

Educational/Licensing Requirements:

Must be at least 21 years of age; high school diploma or GED required; experience in adventure/wilderness programs helpful.

Certificates/Licenses:

First aid and CPR required; EMT, WEMT, or WFR certification preferred; must have Crisis Prevention Institute’s NVCI or equivalent training in the last 12 months.

Commitment:

One Year Commitment preferred for Full Time Employees Seasonal and Part Time Positions also available

Incentives:

  • Additional .25/hour for qualified trainings not required by position (Must be Approved by Administration)

  • Holiday Bonus $250 if you work for Thanksgiving/Christmas Shift

  • Employee Referral Bonus - $200 for field instructor upon completion of 6 weeks / 3 Shifts

  • $250 Gear Stipend after 3 completed shifts

  • Gear for every Level

  • $500 Bonus for 52 Weeks in the Field

  • Patagonia Jacket for 75 Weeks in the Field

  • $1000 Bonus for 100 Weeks in the Field

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance / Vision / Dental offered after trial period

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

Familiarity with relevant regulations; must be patient, innovative, a team player, detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, and be calm and competent in stressful/crisis situations; must maintain appropriate example to clients in all areas of personal conduct and appearance.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying up to 60 pounds, reaching, bending, and climbing; mastery of primitive living skills and hiking great distances. Must pass a preemployment physical.

Decision-Making Responsibilities:

Exercises best judgment regarding the immediate physical health, safety, and welfare of participants; needs ability to judge when situations require immediate attention from a more senior-level staff member.

Level of Supervision:

Given - Does not direct or supervise other employees.

Received - Works under immediate supervision and from detailed verbal and written instructions.

To Apply: Email application and resume to  Careers@bluefirewilderness.com