Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy Employment Opportunities

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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is a premier wilderness therapy program for troubled teens and teens struggling with emotional, social and behavioral challenges. We utilize a comprehensive approach to teen treatment based on research and decades of experience. Teens ages 11 – 17 receive a leading and comprehensive adventure experience that can help them – and help the entire family.


Therapist

Summary
Reports to Clinical Director, Assistant Clinical Director and Executive Director; ensures that mental health treatment services are provided in a way that maximizes client independence and family empowerment; provides individual and group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, and educational development and adjustment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning.
  • Evaluates data to identify causes of problems of individuals and to determine advisability of counseling or may refer to other specialist or institutions.
  • Conducts counseling or therapeutic interviews to assist individuals to gain insight into personal problems, define goals, and plan action reflecting interests, abilities, and needs.
  • Provides occupational, educational, and other information to enable individuals to formulate realistic educational and vocational plans.
  • Follows up results of counseling to determine reliability and validity of treatment used.
  • Documents in medical record according to requirements of company and regulatory agencies.
  • Provides crisis intervention consultation.
  • May be required to provide a minimum number of hours weekly, as specified by superior or director.
  • May teach various educational classes (parenting, domestic violence, anger management, etc.) and provide on-site therapy.
  • Participates in program development and staff in-services.
  • Performs administrative functions consistent with the needs of the program.
  • Participates in scheduled meetings and trainings as required.
  • Provides crisis intervention consultation.
  • Supervises client care and ensures physical and emotional safety of each.
  • Ensures the appropriate utilization and teaching of course curriculum.
  • Conducts assigned therapeutic training of instructors.
  • Conducts and directs program-specific experiential group activities as assigned.
  • Participates in program evaluation, planning, and development.
  • Provides appropriate communication with parents, educational consultants, and related professionals.

Educational/Licensing Requirements
Education or Equivalent: Master’s degree from accredited school in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field.
Certificates/Licenses Licensed LCSW or MFT (Milieu therapist work under a licensed therapist); first aid and CPR; must have Crisis Prevention Institute’s NVCI or equivalent training in the past 12 months; valid driver’s license also required.

Benefits
Health Insurance / Vision / Dental offered after trial period
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program

Level of Supervision
Given Supervises the work of field staff; may provide input for consideration in professional development and training; participates in evaluations of field instructor performance related to the clinical component of the program to assist in determining salary increases and promotions. 
Received Works under minimal supervision and relies on experience, knowledge, and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals; consults with higher levels of management on the more difficult and complex phases of work.

Knowledge, Skills, & Experience
Minimum of two years of experience with inpatient, outpatient, and/or mental health care; must have direct clinical and case management experience, group leadership experience, and knowledge regarding rehabilitation philosophy; strong clinical land interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct work of others, and excellent written and verbal communication skills; intermediate level PC skills.

Physical Requirements
Carrying up to 60 pounds, reaching, bending, and climbing; physically capable with ATV¡¦s, snowmobiles, and 4-wheel drive vehicles; walking and hiking great distances likely.

Decision-Making Responsibilities
Includes best judgment regarding the immediate physical health, safety, and welfare of participants; coordinates outside care as needed; plans own time in carrying out assigned duties; conducts appropriate student assessments and follow-up recommendations; responsible for deciding treatment plans for clients, reacting decisively in emergency situations and crisis intervention.

To Apply Application
Email Resume and Application to ttelle@bluefirewilderness.com

This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add to or change the duties and responsibilities at any time.


Head Wilderness Field Instructor

Summary
Reports to Program Director or designee and therapists; responsible for safety, supervision, and determining whereabouts of clients; provides direct care, teaches primitive living and outdoor skills, and delivers academic curriculum to assigned groups; directs activities and provides additional on-the-job training for lower-level field instructors.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supervises, provides safety guidance, and determines whereabouts of clients.
  • Works with treatment team to fulfill specific needs for each client.
  • Utilizes and teaches approved curriculum.
  • Responsible for overseeing day-to-day health and safety concerns.
  • Monitors and records client growth and development on a daily basis.
  • Maintains appropriate example to clients in all areas of personal conduct and appearance.
  • Demonstrates and teaches primitive-living skills, use of field equipment, gear, and supplies necessary for successful participation in the program.
  • Operates as the designated lead for his/here group.
  • Provides additional on-the-job training necessary for Field Instructor I¡¦s to perform duties.
  • Provides additional client development through mentoring.
  • Plans, supervises, and oversees client field location for the upcoming week in collaboration with therapist and Field Director.
  • May report efforts in meetings with supervisors, clinicians, and other applicable program staff.
  • Responsible for distributing client medications.
  • Communicates client progress with members of treatment team.
  • Responsible for a group of clients on shift.
  • Facilitates and administers all elements of the program, including graduation and family workshops, in a safe manner during adverse conditions.
  • Participates, as required, in management meetings, strategic planning sessions, and serves as a major resource for program and field staff growth and development.
  • Acts as ¡§in-the-field¡¨ administrator, monitoring the group and field staff’s compliance with state and program guidelines, providing documentation and disciplinary review.
  • May be required to serve on the emergency response team.

Educational/Licensing Requirements
Education or Equivalent Must be at least 21 years of age; at least 6 weeks of experience as a field instructor in an adventure/wilderness program; high school diploma or GED required (college-level courses in a related field preferred).
Certificates/Licenses First aid and CPR required; also EMT, WEMT, or WFR certification; current driver’s license required; must have Crisis Prevention Institute’s NVCI or equivalent training in the last 12 months.
Commitment One year commitment preferred for full time

Incentives

  • Additional $0.25/hour for qualified trainings not required by position
  • (Must be Approved by Administration)
  • Holiday Bonus $250 if you work for Thanksgiving/Christmas Shift
  • Employee Referral Bonus – $200 for field instructor upon completion of 6 weeks / 3 Shifts
  • $250 Gear Stipend after 3 completed shifts
  • Gear for every Level
  • $500 Bonus for 52 Weeks in the Field
  • Patagonia Jacket for 75 Weeks in the Field
  • $1000 Bonus for 100 Weeks in the Field

Benefits
Health Insurance / Vision / Dental offered after trial period
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program

Level of Supervision
Given Orients, trains, assigns and reviews work of Field Instructor I as a designated lead.
Received Works under minimal supervision and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals; consults with higher
levels of management on the more difficult and complex phases of work.

Knowledge, Skills, & Experience
Thorough working knowledge of relevant regulations; must be patient, innovative, a team player, detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, and remain calm and competent in stressful/crisis situations; must maintain appropriate example to clients in all areas of personal conduct and appearance; must display leadership and supervisory qualities.

Physical Requirements
Carrying up to 60 pounds, reaching, bending, and climbing; mastery of primitive living and outdoor skills; able to hike great distances.

Decision-Making Responsibilities
Exercises best judgment regarding the immediate physical health, safety, and welfare of participants; makes decisions regarding scheduling activities and outside care as needed; needs to be able to make sound decisions quickly during emergency situations and judge when situations require immediate attention from a more senior-level staff member.

To Apply Application
Email Resume and Application to ttelle@bluefirewilderness.com

This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add to or change the duties and responsibilities at any time.