Deschutes Wilderness Therapy
Position: Backcountry Field instructor
Job Description: Backcountry Field Instructor
**$1000.00 Sign On Bonus**
Deschutes Wilderness Therapy (DWT) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, young adults, and their families, and is the premier wilderness therapy intervention. We are consistently challenging the national therapy frontier. DWT is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention.
DWT is currently seeking applicants for full time, year-round or seasonal, Field Instructors at our beautiful Bend, Oregon location. Field Instructors ensure a safe and therapeutic milieu in a wilderness context for our groups of struggling teens and young adults.
Field Instructors are responsible for groups of students on backpacking outdoor expeditions and will work 8 days straight in the Central Oregon wilderness (8-day on/6-day off schedule).
Field Instructors oversee group structure, supervision, safety, curriculum facilitation, teaching wilderness skills, and will be working hand in hand with DWT Clinicians and Leadership Team as a critical part of the student’s therapeutic process.