Wilderness Therapy Employment Opportunities

Available Wilderness Therapy Jobs At Trails Carolina

Family Therapist, Wilderness Therapy

Trails Carolina is a therapeutic wilderness program located in Western NC offering a unique combination of backcountry expedition and base camp programming to help troubled teens reach their full potential. Throughout their stay, our students engage in a wide variety of activities, each designed to foster growth and healing;

– Group backpacking expeditions in the beautiful wilderness of Western North Carolina

– Therapeutic work with horses to teach communication skills

– Yoga and mindfulness practice to foster a holistic sense of wellbeing

– Classrooms that reignite a love of learning through nature and hands-on engagement

– Primitive wilderness skills work to build confidence and mastery in the outdoors

-Adventure education activities like rock climbing and canoeing to challenge comfort zones and create peak experiences.

Trails Carolina is hiring a Trails Therapist and Family Coach to join our dynamic team. In this role you will work alongside the Primary Therapist to support the family through regular calls and teaching our family curriculum. We also meet with Trails students during our field days, facilitate family support calls, and lead Parent Workshops. Join us as we continue to expand the services we offer parents and siblings.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health professionals, MSWs, or LMFTs required. Salary based on experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental insurance, 401k, and outdoor gear pro-deals. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Family Services Director, Leah Madamba at lmadamba@trailscarolina.com.


Wilderness Therapy Field Instructor

Trails Carolina is a therapeutic wilderness program located in Western NC offering a unique combination of backcountry expedition and base camp programming to help troubled teens reach their full potential. Our Wilderness Field Instructors (WFI) play an integral role in this process, leading youth as they engage in a wide variety of activities;

– Group backpacking expeditions in the beautiful wilderness of Western North Carolina
– Therapeutic work with horses to teach communication skills
– Yoga and mindfulness practice to foster a holistic sense of wellbeing
– Classrooms that reignite a love of learning through nature and hands-on engagement
– Primitive wilderness skills work to build confidence and mastery in the outdoors
-Adventure education activities like rock climbing and canoeing to challenge comfort zones and create peak experiences.

Wilderness Field Instructors are trained to support our students through building rapport, managing risk, and maintaining close supervision. WFI manage challenging behaviors, create opportunities for therapeutic insight, and work alongside therapists to help our students reach their goals. This role is challenging and requires a combination of passion, grit, and care. Many have called this ‘the hardest job you’ll ever love’!

You can learn more about our program at trailscarolina.com

Schedule
Wilderness Field Instructors work a full-time year-round shift rotation of 8 days with students, followed by 6 days off (15on/13off schedule also offered). Food and sleeping arrangements provided on shift.

Requirements:
-Wilderness Field Instructors must be 21 years old or above.
-Must have a clear background and be able to pass a drug screen.
-CPR/1st Aid Certified.
-Experience working with youth.
-Desire to face and overcome the challenges of working with troubled youth.
-Ability to fulfill physical demands of hiking and backcountry camping in a wilderness setting.
-Trails provides extensive training in backcountry skills and risk management, no previous backpacking experience required.

Location:
Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Staff housing is provided on-shift, staff can live several hours away on a shift schedule.

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:
-Hourly compensation equating to $36,000.00 – $43,000.00 per year with the opportunity to increase in responsibility and rate based on performance.
-Health, Vision, and Dental insurance is available after 30 days.
-401k
-WFR/Approved Training Support and reimbursement for Lead level and above.
-PTO for Lead WFI and above
-Pro Deals and wholesale discounts on gear
-Up to four mental health visits reimbursed by TC
-LGBTQ+ Supportive environment for students and staff

Interested in applying for a position at Trails? Fill out the form below and our team will contact you shortly.

    Wilderness Therapy Employment Opportunities

    Available Wilderness Therapy Jobs At Trails Carolina

    Family Therapist, Wilderness Therapy

    Trails Carolina is a therapeutic wilderness program located in Western NC offering a unique combination of backcountry expedition and base camp programming to help troubled teens reach their full potential. Throughout their stay, our students engage in a wide variety of activities, each designed to foster growth and healing;

    – Group backpacking expeditions in the beautiful wilderness of Western North Carolina

    – Therapeutic work with horses to teach communication skills

    – Yoga and mindfulness practice to foster a holistic sense of wellbeing

    – Classrooms that reignite a love of learning through nature and hands-on engagement

    – Primitive wilderness skills work to build confidence and mastery in the outdoors

    -Adventure education activities like rock climbing and canoeing to challenge comfort zones and create peak experiences.

    Trails Carolina is hiring a Trails Therapist and Family Coach to join our dynamic team. In this role you will work alongside the Primary Therapist to support the family through regular calls and teaching our family curriculum. We also meet with Trails students during our field days, facilitate family support calls, and lead Parent Workshops. Join us as we continue to expand the services we offer parents and siblings.

    Licensed Clinical Mental Health professionals, MSWs, or LMFTs required. Salary based on experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental insurance, 401k, and outdoor gear pro-deals. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Family Services Director, Leah Madamba at lmadamba@trailscarolina.com.


    Wilderness Therapy Field Instructor

    Trails Carolina is a therapeutic wilderness program located in Western NC offering a unique combination of backcountry expedition and base camp programming to help troubled teens reach their full potential. Our Wilderness Field Instructors (WFI) play an integral role in this process, leading youth as they engage in a wide variety of activities;

    – Group backpacking expeditions in the beautiful wilderness of Western North Carolina
    – Therapeutic work with horses to teach communication skills
    – Yoga and mindfulness practice to foster a holistic sense of wellbeing
    – Classrooms that reignite a love of learning through nature and hands-on engagement
    – Primitive wilderness skills work to build confidence and mastery in the outdoors
    -Adventure education activities like rock climbing and canoeing to challenge comfort zones and create peak experiences.

    Wilderness Field Instructors are trained to support our students through building rapport, managing risk, and maintaining close supervision. WFI manage challenging behaviors, create opportunities for therapeutic insight, and work alongside therapists to help our students reach their goals. This role is challenging and requires a combination of passion, grit, and care. Many have called this ‘the hardest job you’ll ever love’!

    You can learn more about our program at trailscarolina.com

    Schedule
    Wilderness Field Instructors work a full-time year-round shift rotation of 8 days with students, followed by 6 days off (15on/13off schedule also offered). Food and sleeping arrangements provided on shift.

    Requirements:
    -Wilderness Field Instructors must be 21 years old or above.
    -Must have a clear background and be able to pass a drug screen.
    -CPR/1st Aid Certified.
    -Experience working with youth.
    -Desire to face and overcome the challenges of working with troubled youth.
    -Ability to fulfill physical demands of hiking and backcountry camping in a wilderness setting.
    -Trails provides extensive training in backcountry skills and risk management, no previous backpacking experience required.

    Location:
    Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
    Staff housing is provided on-shift, staff can live several hours away on a shift schedule.

    Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:
    -Hourly compensation equating to $36,000.00 – $43,000.00 per year with the opportunity to increase in responsibility and rate based on performance.
    -Health, Vision, and Dental insurance is available after 30 days.
    -401k
    -WFR/Approved Training Support and reimbursement for Lead level and above.
    -PTO for Lead WFI and above
    -Pro Deals and wholesale discounts on gear
    -Up to four mental health visits reimbursed by TC
    -LGBTQ+ Supportive environment for students and staff

    Interested in applying for a position at Trails? Fill out the form below and our team will contact you shortly.

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