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 Staff, 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 Staff Members, 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 a nine and a half day shift that begins with an all day training on Mondays. Guides begin working within the student groups on Tuesdays and complete their shift on the following Wednesday. outBACK has incorporated an innovative staffing schedule that provides each shift to have eleven and a half days off between shifts. outBACK Therapeutic Expeditions outdoor jobs offer competitive pay, insurance coverage, and a variety of growth opportunities.


  • Age 21+
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified (not necessary to apply but is a requirement for hire)
  • WFR/WEMT (preferred)
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • College degree in related field (preferred)
  • Previous work with adolescents (preferred)


  • Age 21+
  • Masters or Above Level Graduate working towards licensure in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage and Family, or Social Work
  • Holds Entry Level license in State of Utah to practice mental health under supervision or ability to obtain license within two months of hire
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified (not necessary to apply but is a requirement for hire)
  • WFR/WEMT (preferred)
  • Previous work with adolescents (preferred)


Please email your resume to our Field Recruiter and include three work references. If you have work or volunteer experience with youth ages 13 – 17 please make that explicitly clear in your resume and include estimated number of hours worked.

For other inquiries, here is our contact information:

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions
Attn: Field Recruiter
50 North 200 East

COVID-19 Update

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is continuing to support families through this unprecedented time. We are closely monitoring information related to COVID-19, adhering to recommendations set forth by CDC, and have implemented additional safety precautions to mitigate risks. To learn more, contact us at 800-817-1899.