Employment with outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions is fun, challenging and — most importantly — extremely rewarding. Our jobs provide plenty of opportunity for growth — we take a lot of pride in that fact. We look for committed Wilderness Guides who are interested in empowering troubled youths. We focus on building relationships of trust, growing confidence, teamwork, and positive decision-making skills.
As a Wilderness Guide, each individual acts as an integral member of a teen therapy team, consisting of a combination of Field Guides and Associate Field Therapist. A team of two to four Wilderness Guides, work together on each shift, under the direction of a licensed Primary Therapist.
Field Guides are responsible for providing a safe and inviting experience that integrates wilderness skills with therapeutic goals for up to nine students. Associate Field Therapists take on the additional responsibilities of working with students on building clinical skills, facilitating psycho-educational workshops, and crisis interventions that may arise in the groups. The result is a truly unique outdoor employment experience.
Work schedules consist of an eight day shift that begins with a half day training prior to heading out to join the groups. Upon arrival into the field, guides work closely with outgoing guides for a seamless transition of guide teams. Each 8 days of being on shift is followed by 6 days of being off shift.
outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions outdoor jobs offer competitive pay, insurance coverage, and a variety of growth opportunities.