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Wilderness Field Instructor

Nestled in the DuPont State Forest near Brevard, North Carolina, Trails Momentum is a wilderness adventure therapy program designed exclusively for young adults ages 18-25 with depression, anxiety, technology addiction, academic struggles, and an overall lack of self-esteem. With an approach that combines clinical excellence with adventure programming, education, service-based learning and community living, students find their trail to success by overcoming new challenges in a safe and supportive environment. Wilderness Field Instructors play an integral role in this process, mentoring students as they engage in various program elements such as group backpacking trips in the mountains, adventure expeditions (rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, paddle boarding), Base Camp activities (equine therapy, culinary skills, gardening, service learning and college courses), yoga and mindfulness practice to manage the distractions of every-day life, and classrooms that reignite a love of learning through hands-on fun. Compensation includes an hourly pay amounting to $2,200 per shift, with an opportunity for increased job responsibility and compensation based on performance, plus full medical insurance after 30 days. A 1-year commitment is necessary with a work shift rotation of 15 days with students (food and sleeping arrangements provided), followed by 13 days off to relax, travel, and adventure. An option to work half shifts (8-on/6-off) is available upon review. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have experience and/or certifications in backcountry leadership and activities. Previous experience working in a wilderness therapy program is preferred. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to transdell@trailsmomentum.com

Website: http://www.trailsmomentum.com