OUTDOOR EDUCATION & ADVENTURE THERAPY YOUTH MENTOR - Weekends

Job Description

Gateway Academy's starting wage for full-time residential, and outdoor education mentors is $15.00 per hour. All residential and Outdoor Education Youth Mentors will receive an additional $1.00 boost through incremental pay increases within the first year of hire as follows:

  • 3rd Month Following Month of Hire
  • 6th Month Following Month of Hire
  • 12th Month Following Month of Hire

EXPECTED WORK HOURS: This is a weekend position. Friday (8 hours), Saturday (16 hours) & Sunday (16 hours)

*$750.00 BONUS UPON COMPLETION OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION TRIP SEASON (SEASON END TBD BASED ON HIRE DATE) - For Full-Time employees hired prior to June 1, 2022

**ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL PAID TIME OFF EARNING BASED ON OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES (For Full-Time employees only)

Gateway Academy is a catalyst for professional growth and achievement for passionate and motivated individuals seeking experience working with youth. Gateway's overall team approach and integrated programming provide opportunities for individuals to develop skills in mental healthcare and is an excellent job for, college students and people seeking on the job training that will aid in building your professional resume and encourage future success. Gateway serves teenage boys, ages fourteen to seventeen, struggling with: depression, anxiety, executive functioning problems, impulsivity and attention problems, social problems, and other comparable challenges.

Job Summary: Full-time and part-time outdoor educators will provide youth with adventure based, outdoor experiences that promote gains in self-esteem, personal growth and leadership. All instruction is therapeutically driven and intended to meet the needs of our students and their families. Prior experience in a related field of work is strongly preferred.

  • 40 hours/wk. + benefits for full-time (benefits include: ski resort season pass & paid time off)
  • BENEFITS for Full-time Employees*:
  • 401K
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Starting pay $15.00 per hour based upon professional industry experience with an additional $1.00 boost within the first year of hire
  • OEE F/T Schedule runs weekly, Fri-Sunday: Friday (8-hrs), Saturday (16-hrs), Sunday (16hrs)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide youth with mentorship, life-skills role modeling and instruction.
  • Supervision and advocacy for youth in line with program policy and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to tailor instruction based upon student needs.
  • Ability to maintain a safe, fun and intentional learning atmosphere for students.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and atmosphere for both students and co-workers.
  • Provide support to the Gateway Team in all aspects of indoor/outdoor programming.
  • Hard-skills instruction of canyoneering, rafting, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding.
  • Responsible driver for program youth and employees.
  • Provide youth with basic first-aid, medical and field-injury assessment.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a current and valid driver’s license.
  • Must maintain all required certifications such as: (CPR/first aid, food handlers)
  • Able to lift over 25 lbs.
  • Able to safely facilitate outdoor activities with sound judgment and precision.
  • Able to work year-round, including some holidays.
  • Must be a collaborative team player with an eagerness to grow professionally.
  • Previous professional experience in outdoor wilderness therapy, outdoor education, youth care, and/or residential treatment.
  • Attend (6) or more multi-day educational youth trips throughout the year.
  • Able to make a 1 yr. minimum time commitment.
  • College level education is preferred but not required.

Eligible candidates will be experienced in* (1 or more) of the following areas:*

  • Rock Climbing
  • Technical Canyoneering
  • White Water Rafting
  • Skiing /Snowboarding
Job Availability: 

EXPECTED WORK HOURS: This is a weekend position. Friday (8 hours), Saturday (16 hours) & Sunday (16 hours)

Application Closing Date: 
TBD
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Job Location: 
Draper, Utah
Job Salary Range: 
15
16
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
High school
Job Starting Date: 
Immediately Hiring

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