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Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
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.