New Vision Wilderness Therapy

New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, young adults, and their families, and is the premiere wilderness therapy intervention. We are consistently challenging the national therapy frontier. NVW is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention.

New Vision Wilderness Therapy Asheville, NC, USA
Sep 30, 2018
NVW is an intermediate level of care program for those who require an immediate intervention and intensive treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, trauma, anxiety and addiction. We currently serve preteens, teens, young adults, and families in two locations: the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin and the majestic mountains of Oregon, right outside of Bend. NVW is part of a growing, national family of programs (preteen-young adult, residential, transitional, intensive, etc.) with the same particular focus.     The core purpose of NVW is to Profoundly Change Lives and Create Joy. Our company core values are Empathy, Service, Trusting Relationships, and Growth. We have a dynamic, fun, and enthusiastic team and the Wilderness Field Instructors are a key driver of our culture. We offer a competitive salary (negotiable) and robust benefits package (health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k match, paid time off, and more!). NVW believes in providing high quality, innovative treatment within a compassionate environment. Building healthy relationships with our students and their families is a special focus of ours.    Why NVW?  Access to endless outdoor activities including kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, climbing, and more  Canine therapy integrated into treatment  Work with adolescents and emerging adult population  Extensive learning opportunities for personal and professional growth  Team building experiences  Professional development   Opportunities for advancement in a growing family of programs  Opportunity to become an expert in the field of healing trauma and attachment  Flexible work environment and culture  Work collaboratively as a member of teams for best outcomes  Collaboration opportunities with other leading Mental Health Programs  Relocation/signing bonuses available for experienced candidates  Proprietary CASA treatment model, with a unique relational and experiential approach  We are not a behavior modification program  Great compensation based on experience  Excellent benefits package   Position Overview:   Wilderness Instructors are the frontline staff and responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu in a wilderness context for our groups of struggling adolescents, teens and young adults. Wilderness Instructors are responsible for groups of up to nine students on backpacking, canoeing, and other outdoor expeditions and will work several days straight in the wilderness (typically an 8-day on/6-day off schedule). Instructors are in charge of group structure, supervision, safety, curriculum facilitation, teaching wilderness skills, and will be working hand in hand with NVW therapists who treat our children. This position will work in all NVW programs (Adolescent Outdoor, Family, School, and 1:1) and therefore with families and/or young adults too. Responsibilities : Wilderness Field Instructors are responsible for day to day facilitation of programming, including; risk management, implementation of program philosophy, student supervision, leadership and responsible decision making, communication and the overall care and welfare of up to 9 students in a wilderness context. Responsibilities include direct care and supervision, completion of daily paperwork, weekly planning of group activities, and logistical duties. Any other duties as defined by the Field Director. Requirements : Must be at least 21 years old - BS/BA degree in related field is preferred Minimum of 1 year experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth, or comparable experience Excellent leadership, communication and problem-solving skills Must possess and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification (WFR preferred) Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation Must hold a valid Driver's License with clean driving record  Must pass a post-employment offer medical physical Remember to say you found this opportunity at