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11 Mar 2024

Other Outdoor Outdoor Trip Leader

SOAR, INC – Posted by SOAR Balsam, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

SOAR is an outdoor and experiential education program that supports youth aged 8-18 who are faced with learning and attention challenges.
SOAR offers expedition-style adventures ranging from 10 to 17 days. The programs are co-ed, with each group consisting of 7-8 students supervised by 2 staff members and a course director.

In North Carolina, activities include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, llama treks, horseback riding, mountain biking, and caving. The programs can also include cultural and STEM-based experiences in the mountains of Western NC.
Our population group consists of individuals diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum.

Job Description / Field Staff Responsibilities include:
NC Field Staff are responsible for supervising and ensuring the safety and success of students 24/7 while leading expedition trip and travel-style courses. They manage daily logistics, activities, and operations. They also facilitate the development of life skills, handle behavioral situations, collaborate with course directors, parents, and fellow staff, and write student evaluations. Field staff should demonstrate maturity, responsibility, organizational skills, and professional behavior.

SOAR is currently hiring staff members with at least 2 years of college experience who are 19 years old (21 or older to drive a SOAR van). While having current certifications in Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding, and/or CPR is preferred and can result in increased contract pay, it is not mandatory. If you do not have these certifications, SOAR will provide Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or mandatory First Aid and CPR training at no cost, depending on enrollment. Experience and/or a desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth is highly valued. The ideal candidate should possess patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity. SOAR is also looking for candidates who have experience in or a desire to learn how to facilitate and lead outdoor adventure activities.

How to Apply

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact Ryan Smith or apply directly using our website and/or this link:

Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: #education, ADHD jobs, Adventure Therapy jobs, camp counselor jobs, North Carolina jobs, outdoor education, trip leader, Wilderness Therapy jobs, and Wyoming jobs.

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