Second Nature Entrada is hiring wilderness professionals to work as Field Instructors. This position allows you to transform your love of wilderness into a meaningful, life-changing career. Our Field Instructors combine their wilderness skills with the desire to teach and role-model healthy behaviors to adolescents and young adults.
On a daily basis, Instructors keep clients safe while backpacking through the high desert and red rocks of Southern Utah. Instructors facilitate group activities such as cooking meals, playing games, group therapy, and hiking. Instructors fill the role of teacher, role-model, and support network while they are in the field.
Second Nature is a clinically focused program. At Entrada, doctorate level therapists work together with Field Instructors as a treatment team. Instructors work in a team of three to four staff with a group of eight to ten clients. Treatment plans are individualized for each client. The wilderness provides immediate natural consequences for client’s choices. The treatment team is available to process this cause and effect relationship and facilitate the client making new choices in the future. Entrada focuses on teaching clients how to communicate assertively and be accountable for their choices.
In addition to the clinical approach, Field Instructors teach primitive skills, backpacking skills, and Leave No Trace ethics. Instructors will learn and teach clients how to make fires with bow drills and hand drills, set up shelters with tarp and cordage, carve spoons, and find water in the desert. Our clients and instructors backpack a minimum of five days a week between four to ten miles a day. Our Instructors work an eight day shift in the field with six days off to mountain bike, rock climb, travel, or simply relax.
Entrada is a small, owner-operated company. Aside from the friendship and the family feel at Entrada, the position offers many benefits. Pay starts at $127.00 per day up to $195.00 per day with regular scheduled bonuses. Prior experience is recognized. We offer full health and dental insurance and paid vacations. Entrada provides training stipends for WFR courses, professional conferences, hard-skills workshops, and other professional development. We also offer a variety of professional gear deals.