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Employment Inquiries

Listed below are our employment opportunities at Open Sky, including current open positions that we are actively seeking for our administrative and/or field teams. We regularly hire for our Field Guide positions throughout the year in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Our next hire date for Field Guides is in September of 2018. To be considered for our September Orientation, please submit your completed application no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

Finally, Open Sky hires some positions on a seasonal, part-time, or as-needed basis. As our needs frequently evolve, we are interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the roles listed below under “Seasonal Positions”.  Please follow specific application instructions (as outlined below) for each job title.

 

Clinical Positions

Clinical Director

Field Positions

Field Guide

Seasonal Positions

Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist
Transporter


 

Clinical Positions

 

Clinical Director

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This is a full time, year-round position based in Durango, CO. The Clinical Director oversees excellence in Open Sky’s programmatic and clinical service delivery, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. Primary duties include providing leadership-level collaboration; clinical team management and development; interdepartmental and treatment team coordination; on-call and case consult and relationship development with Educational Consultants and involved professionals. The Clinical Director carries a caseload of students with the support of an Assistant Therapist. This is a leadership position requiring the ability to balance the overall needs of the business with departmental and/or individual needs.

Minimum Requirements: Clinical Master’s, Ph.D., or Psy.D.; licensed (or licensable) in UT and CO; 5+ years clinical experience with adolescents and/or young adults; wilderness therapy experience preferred; excellent verbal communication, writing, and administrative skills. Must be living in or willing to relocate to Durango, CO.

Pay: Competitive wages; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and Supplemental insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy with Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, cover letter and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com.


 

Field Positions

Our next hire date for Field Guides is February 18- March 1, 2019. To be considered for our February Orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, February 1st, 2019.

Field Guide

If you are interested in joining the Open Sky team in this unique and vital role, please visit the following link for specific application requirements and additional information:  Open Sky Field Guide

Candidates who are offered employment after successful completion of the orientation generally begin working in the field within 3 weeks.

To Apply:  Provide a cover letter, current resume, completed Application Form, three letters of recommendation, copy of First Aid or higher (WFR/EMT) medical certification, and copy of current CPR certification.  Please use “Orientation (Month) Application: (Last Name)” in email subject line and send completed application, including letters of recommendation, to recruiter@openskywilderness.com


 

Seasonal and Part-Time Positions

The following positions may become open seasonally and based on our staffing needs. While we may not immediately be hiring, we always accept talented and qualified individuals for these positions. If interested, please follow the specific instructions under each job title.

Family Services Therapist

Job Description: This is a full or part-time position to support our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for our Family Services team based in Durango, CO. Primary duties include working 3 days in the field (2 overnights) and 1 day in the office. Primary responsibilities include facilitating Family Quests and Wellness Weekends, offering weekly phone sessions with parents, and participating as a member of an integrated treatment team. Position reports directly to the Clinical and Family Services Director.

Minimum Requirements: PhD/Master’s therapist; licensed or license-eligible in UT and CO. Prior experience: clinical work with adolescents, young adults, and families. Strong preference for clinician with Family Systems background and prior wilderness experience. Must be open to research-based mindfulness aspect of program, computer literate, have excellent communication and writing skills, and have a passion for adolescent and family treatment. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and Supplemental insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Paid Time Off; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and letter of intent with salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com.


 

Clinical Therapist

Job Description: This is a full or part-time position to support our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults and adolescents based in Durango, CO. Responsibilities include: carrying a caseload of young adult clients; providing individual and group therapy; facilitating weekly phone calls with parents and referral sources; delivering clinical training to field guides; marketing, including attending national conferences; working 2 days in the field (1 overnight) and 2 days in the office.

Minimum Requirements: Clinical Master’s, Ph.D., or Psy.D. (Focus in family systems preferred); licensed, or able to be licensed, in UT and CO; minimum of 3 years’ clinical work with individual, group, and family therapy with young adults; wilderness therapy experience; openness to mindfulness aspect of program; presentation skills; computer literate; excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Must be living or willing to relocate to Durango, CO. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay/Benefits: Competitive wages; Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy with Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program; sabbatical opportunity.

To Apply: Please email current resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com


 

Transporter

Job Description: This is a part-time, year-round position with a variable schedule,1-4 shifts bi-weekly, 8-14 hrs. per shift. Primary responsibilities include welcoming new students, (including interfacing with parents and professionals); overseeing the safety of students during transport to and from our course area; facilitating the proper outfitting of students with field clothing and gear; communicating effectively with treatment team members about student needs and issues; safe driving, attention and care of Open Sky vehicles; using good judgment and following Open Sky policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age; high school diploma or equivalent; clean driving record and valid driver’s license; First Aid and CPR; must pass CO and UT background checks (unless you are an internal candidate); must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate); no CDL required.

Pay/Benefits: Non-exempt position; $13-17 per hour, wage commensurate with experience; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Please email resume, a letter of intent describing your skills, and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com.


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