Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.
We are currently looking to fill the position(s) of Field Instructor. Qualified individuals will be asked to go on a week-long training.
Our next training is September 27th to October 3rd.
Download Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness Field Instructor Application
Instructors are pivotal to the success of BRTW. Field instructors work an 8-day on, 6-day off schedule. For the entire 8 days, instructors hike and camp with clients in the National Forest. The program serves youth “in-crisis”, ages 13-18. Field instructors work with licensed therapists to deliver an individualized experience to every client.
The Field Instructor position is great for someone who wants to have a positive impact on youth while working in a beautiful outdoor setting. BRTW is known for their outstanding instructors and a high instructor to student ratio.
Field Instructors are trained on wilderness and therapeutic skills during a 7-day Orientation trip and they receive continual training throughout their employment.
Applicants come with a variety of backgrounds and experience. An open mind and willingness to learn are essential. Applicants are required to be a minimum of 21 years of age, have a current physical and current CPR & Standard First Aid. Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness will also process a State and Federal criminal background check (BCI) of all potential employees.
Please submit the application, resume, and certifications to Abi Miner email@example.com or Brant Evans firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate on your application if you are looking for year-round, or summer employment.
After reviewing your completed application materials, Brant and Abi (Field Directors) may ask you to conduct a phone interview. After the interview, you may then be invited to participate in one of our 7-day orientation trips. The orientation trip is viewed as an interview process where you will experience the program structure. It is also a time for the prospective employee to “interview” the program. Participation in the orientation trip does not guarantee a position; however, we only select participants who meet our requirements, with high hopes that they will be hired. We hire new employees on the last day of Orientation.
If you have any questions, please contact Abi Miner 828-712-8764 and Brant Evans 706-949-3202.
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