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9 Jul 2018

Other Outdoor Field Director

New Vision Wilderness – Posted by Medford, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

NVW is an intermediate level of care program for those who require an immediate intervention and intensive treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, trauma, anxiety and addiction. We currently serve preteens, teens, young adults, and families in two locations: the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin and the majestic mountains of Oregon, right outside of Bend. NVW is part of a growing, national family of programs (preteen-young adult, residential, transitional, intensive, etc.) with the same particular focus.

The core purpose of NVW is to Profoundly Change Lives and Create Joy. Our company core values are Empathy, Service, Trusting Relationships, and Growth. We have a dynamic, fun, and enthusiastic team and the Field Director is a key driver of our culture. We offer a competitive salary (negotiable) and robust benefits package (health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k match, paid time off, and more!). NVW believes in providing high quality, innovative treatment within a compassionate environment. Building healthy relationships with our students and their families is a special focus of ours.

Why NVW?
•Access to endless outdoor activities including kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, climbing, and more
•Canine therapy integrated into treatment
•Work with adolescents and emerging adult population
•Extensive learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
•Team building experiences
•Professional development
•Opportunities for advancement in a growing family of programs
•Opportunity to become an expert in the field of healing trauma and attachment
•Flexible work environment and culture
•Work collaboratively as a member of teams for best outcomes
•Collaboration opportunities with other leading Mental Health Programs
•Relocation/signing bonuses available for experienced candidates
•Proprietary CASA treatment model, with a unique relational and experiential approach
•We are not a behavior modification program
•Great compensation based on experience
•Excellent benefits package

Position Overview:

The Field Director at New Vision Wilderness Wisconsin will be responsible for overseeing everything related to field operations, as well as working in collaboration with the clinical team to implement Calo’s treatment model. Field Directors are responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu for our groups of students, in charge of supervising and mentoring Wilderness Instructors, planning itineraries and managing schedules crisis response and prevention, policy implementation and direct care of clients.

Key Responsibilities (among others):
•Management of day-to-day programming milieu and maintaining the clinical modality
•Mentoring and training instructors; including being in the field for supervision and training purposes – a minimum requirement of one overnight in the field with clients weekly
•Creating a structured training system for instructors
•Program development, creating and implementing NVW Policies and Procedures and sustaining NVW’s philosophies
•Ability to respond to crisis and enforce emergency protocols – including the ability to work some weekends as necessary
•Assisting with logistics, enrollments, and other office duties as needed
•Supporting Adventure Programming (Climbing/ Canoeing/Skiing)

Job Requirements:
•Minimum of one year experience working in the field with at-risk youth or relevant experience; outdoor and wilderness trip experience required – previous wilderness therapy experience preferred
•Must own your own backpacking gear, able to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations over uneven terrain
•Certified Wilderness First Responder (including CPR)

•Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation

•Must be able to pass a drug screen, if necessary

•Must hold a valid Driver’s License with clean driving record

•Education: BS/BA degree required (related field preferred)
•Age: 21+ years old

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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