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3 Jun 2021

Other Outdoor Wilderness Instructor

Triple Divide Lodge – Posted by TripleDivideLodge Marion, Montana, United States

Job Description

Do you want your job to make a difference?

Do you want to affect the lives of young people who are struggling to overcome addiction?

At Triple Divide Lodge, Elevating Body, Mind, and Spirit is our mission. We are a dynamic residential treatment program assisting adolescent males engage in substance use recovery. Triple Divide Lodge is a treatment center located on an historic cattle ranch in Northwestern Montana.

Our program brings together the best of residential and adventure programming. We recognize the interconnected nature of people and the need to have that same support and collaboration in our team.

Wilderness Instructor
Full Time, Year-Round
Average Yearly Pay Range: $39k – $43k, DOE

Job Overview
Wilderness Instructors are responsible for the operations related to the adventure aspects of the program. Instructors will work a schedule combining full time shifts and duties on campus with trips into the backcountry. This position requires a one year commitment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Demonstrating and teaching rock climbing, rappelling, challenge course, map and compass use, backcountry safety, and practices for winter and summer environments.
– Planning meals and itineraries for expeditions.
– Assisting with any coordination with Forest Service and Dept of Interior or others for itineraries and/or evacuations.
– Distributing, caring for, and repairing wilderness equipment and clothing.
– Maintaining a relentless safety priority.
– In charge of implementing risk management protocol, evacuation protocol, and all other safety measures while in the field.
– Working with clinical staff in the implementation of treatment methods.
– Leading adventure outings and trips while adhering the field curriculum.
– Keeping records and evaluations of in field and on-site occurrences.
– Maintaining an image of professionalism.
– Integrate A.A. philosophies and therapy into outdoor adventure aspects of treatment.
On Campus:
– Overseeing and participating in activities, physcial fittnes, and recreational activities with clients.
– Transportation duties.
– Speak professionally and in a positive manner.
– Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:
– College degree in wilderness therapy, recreational therapy, similar degree or equivalent experience.
– Possess or quickly achieve a Wilderness First Responder and CPR level of first aid.
– Possess or quickly achieve Avalanche level I or equivalent.
– Winter Camping experience or understanding.
– Basic Mountaineering and navigational skills
– Ability to lead and ensure safety for a group.
– Backcountry sanitation skills and Leave No Trace Skills.
– Knowledge of travel in bear country
– Rock Climbing and Rappelling skills preferred
– Challenge Course and Initiative Games skills
– Additional training and experience in trail work, search and rescue, and/or fly – fishing is desirable.
– Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.
– If recovering from addiction must have a minimum one year of continuous abstinence.
– Basic computer skills

Physical Requirements:
– Able to hike and navigate rough terrain.
– Lift and carry up to 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
– Camp and lead outdoor activities in all weather conditions.
– Able to walk, twist, kneel, move in the course of duties.

Triple Divide Lodge is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Please click the "Apply: button on this page and send us your resume. OR visit the below link and apply on Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?from=socialmediatagsminimal&jk=2ab5637300adaf07 OR apply on our website careers page: https://tripledividelodge.com/careers

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: adventure, backpacking, camping, fishing, Mentor, Recovery, therapy, and wilderness.

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