Job Description

Gateway Academy is a residential treatment program for young men, ages 13 - 17.

We are seeking individuals who are self starters, have excellent judgment and initiative, and can accept feedback. On-going training is provided.

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.

Full-time, Part-time & PRN positions available

  • Starting pay $10-12 per hour based upon professional experience
  • OEE Schedule runs weekly, Fri-Sunday:
  • FT OEE work 40 hours per week + benefits
  • PT / PRN OEE could work 8-28 hours per week

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.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • College level education is preferred but not required.

Applicants must be proficient in (1 or more) of the following:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Technical Canyoneering
  • White Water Rafting
  • Skiing /Snowboarding


*Be at least 21 years old

*Be able to pass a background check

* Have a clean driving record

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Millie Butterfield:  [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 
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Job Location: 
Draper, UT
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years

Job Details

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