• Wilderness Therapist

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    2 months ago(10/23/2018 11:24 AM)
  • Overview



    This position involves the co-facilitation of experiential/recreational assisted therapy groups for all patients as well as completing individual skills assessments as part of the initial assessment process.  The position will develop and implement recreational activity plans that are age appropriate, consistent with the level of growth and development and functioning of the patients we serve and consistent with the overall treatment plans/goals.  This includes maintaining a schedule of activities and outings.


    Reports to: Coordinator of Experiential Services            FLSA Status:  Exempt


    • Serves as a team member for the multi-disciplinary treatment planning process as requested.
    • Provides group wilderness therapy for patients and documents the process in the patient record in accordance with facility procedures.
    • Ensures that all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is done in a clear, concise and timely manner.
    • Provides an appropriate session format with clear objectives.
    • Reports problems to Coordinator of Experiential Services, Clinical Director, and treatment team apprised of the patient(s) special needs and potential issues.
    • Participates in performance improvement activities, exhibits initiative by suggesting process changes with compliance supported by direct observation and input into supervision process.
      Provides Experiential Activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, repelling, canoeing, and kayaking to Young Adult program.
    • Provides individual sessions to patients as needed or requested by therapist and coordinates this session in respect to program schedule.
    • Other duties assigned


    • Bachelor's Degree or above in mental health, chemical dependency, psychology or social work, counseling, nursing or related field which includes a practicum in a health or human services agency, preferably a drug and alcohol setting.
    • Minimum of 1 year of direct program experience.
    • Activity working toward state licensure in related field or is state licensed (Preferred)
    • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.


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