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$1,100 sign on bonus. Speak with recruiter to learn more about the sign on bonus. Hone your skills living in the wilderness. Improve teamwork, relationship skills, and problem solving working with adolescent students with accountability and communication skills. Work with a licensed therapist teaching healthy emotional and behavioral habits to students during a nomadic, therapeutic journey in the wilderness.

Located in Northeastern Utah, approximately two hours from Salt Lake City in the rugged high desert terrain of the Uinta basin and the alpine forests of the remote Uinta Mountain range, home to Utah's highest peaks.

As one of the industry's most sophisticated wilderness therapy programs, Second Nature provides insight, direction and hope to troubled teens and their families. With the aid of the wilderness, licensed therapists and experienced staff, adolescents from the ages of 13-17 embark on a journey to make healthy choices and rewarding relationships.

Second Nature Field Instructors will develop clinical qualities unrivaled in therapeutic wilderness care. Shelter building, backpacking, simple daily chores, teamwork, relationship skills, problem-solving and life-changing lesson are taught in the moment. Creativity, an affinity for outdoor living, sensitivity, compassion, flexibility, and patience along with the desire to help young people lead healthy and productive lives are all prerequisites for the Field Instructor position. All field instructor applicants must be 21 years or older.

You will work eight days on, six days off; the eight-day shift is spent in the Uinta Mountains and high desert of Utah, hiking and camping with students and helping to keep them physically and emotionally safe.

Pay starts at $175/day and can reach up to $265/day, with benefits that include full health and dental insurance, bonuses, participation in a 401k plan, discounted therapy sessions, seasonal bonuses, and a variety of professional gear deals.


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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,500.00 - $58,000.00 per yea


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:

All clients are tested upon arrival. Staff are eligible for vaccine. Numerous protocols in place.

Work Location: In person


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