Adventure Programming Instructor
Elements Wilderness (adolescent boys) and Elements Traverse (young adults) are wilderness therapy programs which offer our students the chance to examine their lives, strengths, and unhealthy patterns. To reach this end we utilize healthy relationships, the wilderness, evidence-based therapeutic models, and adventure programming. This position would serve as an Adventure Programming Instructor, on a contract basis. Training in our therapeutic model, field area, and policies would be provided by our Adventure Programming Director.
This position is full time from the months of March through the end of September. You will be required to work three days a week typically between Thursday and Monday. Two of these days will be in the field facilitating activities with student groups, while one day will be dedicated to work in the office and gear room. You will be directly responsible for overseeing Climbing, Rappelling, group initiatives, SUP, Fly Fishing, and multi-day out of field activities. The position will require you to work with two different age ranges, adolescent boys (13-17) and young adults (18-26).
We are looking for a person who can exercise good judgment and provide a creative process for the experience. All sites require off road driving and will require competence in various road conditions, ie: snow, mud, 4X4, etc.
- Coordinate with, and take direction from, Adventure Programming Director as to weekly schedule, needs, risk management, etc
- Arrive to Huntington, UT with enough time to pack gear and get to the field on time
- Arrive on site before the group, in order to assess hazards and pro-actively manage risk (e.g. setup and build anchors, identify new/ changed hazards)
- During facilitation of activity provide appropriate and thorough instruction
- Maintain safety of the group during facilitation and be familiar with Elements Policy & Procedures and the AP Manual
- Collaborate with staff to run a debrief and help deepen the meaning for the clients’ experience
- When returning from the field, ensure gear cleanliness and inventory
- Within 48 hours, a trip report will be written and sent to the field department and group’s therapist
- Ensure photos of students and activities are taken during AP days. Upload photos using Best Notes
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Must have a current AMGA: Single Pitch Instructor certification or have taken a more advanced AMGA rock guide/instructor course
-Must have First Aid/CPR. Wilderness First Responder preferred
-Will need to submit a background check
-Prior experience working in wilderness therapy or with at-risk youth will be given preference