Company Name:

Elements Wilderness Program

Location:

Huntington, Utah

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Posted

August 16, 2018

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Family Therapist at Elements Wilderness Program

Family Therapist at Elements Wilderness Program 


Elements Wilderness Program is a highly respected accredited outdoor behavioral healthcare program providing an intermediate level of mental health and substance abuse treatment. We work with young men, aged 13 – 17 who are struggling emotionally, behaviorally and/or relationally.The Family Focus Expedition is one of the therapeutic services provided by Elements Wilderness Program. 


This dynamic 3-day intervention brings together the whole family along with the student who is enrolled in the wilderness program. We are seeking an individual who can facilitate a therapeutic process for families by identifying family dynamics, issues in communication, and assisting families develop skills to deepen feelings of connection and understanding.


Job Description/Overview:

  • Co-facilitate Family Focus experiences as scheduled (typically 1Xweek).
  • Bring together family systems work and experiential therapy to create meaningful and effective interventions for families. 
  • Engage in preparation calls with family members prior to Family Focus experiences.Participate in weekly consultation with family therapists. 
  • Support logistical needs of therapeutic process (prepare by packing gear and breaking gear down after the family focus.
  • Provide care for families out in the field (preparing meals over campfire/stoves, addressing medical concerns in the field, setting up camp, transportation of families into the field, etc.).
  • Will participate in continuous quality improvement and team development, appropriate and timely communication with team members, families, and educational consultants.
  • Create and maintain therapeutic resources for program/families (i.e. webinars, family curriculum, resources for families and therapists on dropbox, etc.).


Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will be fully licensed in state of Utah or working on obtaining needed hours to be licensed (LCSW/CSW, LCHMC/CHMLC, or LMFT/MFT).
  • Knowledge of mental health, family systems, child/adolescent development, addiction treatment, and diverse therapeutic approaches/theories.
  • Previous experience working in wilderness therapy as a therapist, field staff, or administrative/supportive position.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years experience providing therapeutic services. 
  • Experience and competence with crisis intervention and conflict management.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of therapeutic modalities including family systems work, trauma informed therapy, DBT, and substance abuse recovery approaches.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as organizational skills.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Ability to maintain healthy professional boundaries, as well as foster a supportive environment for families and team members.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with professionals (educational consultants, primary therapists, field staff, etc.).
  • Ability to work with students and families of varied backgrounds, educational levels, and ethnic origins.
  • Must demonstrate acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds. 
  • CPR and WFR preferred.


Elements is an equal opportunity employer. Full time position offers a competitive salary, health/dental insurance, opportunities for professional development, and vacation time.


If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]  

 

Company Name:

Elements Wilderness Program

Location:

Huntington, Utah

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Posted

August 16, 2018

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