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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. For application information and deadlines, see details below.

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 described below) for each job title.

Field & Operations Positions

Field Guide
Transport Specialist

Other Positions

Controller
Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist
Associate Therapist


Field & Operations Positions

We are currently accepting applications for summer orientation, which will take place September 20-October 1, 2021. To be considered for our summer orientation, please submit your completed application no later than Wednesday, September 1st at 5:00 PM MST. 

We are accepting applications for full-time, seasonal, and intern positions during our summer orientation. We look forward to receiving your completed application.

Open Sky continues to operate as an essential healthcare business during the COVID-19 pandemic. By combining CDC recommended strategies with rigorous risk-mitigation health and hygiene standards, we are proud to serve our students, families, and employees with care and professionalism.  

Due to consistent and reliable availability of Wilderness First Responder courses, we require each candidate to complete their Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications prior to the first shift in the field. Initial applications may be submitted without WFR and CPR certifications, but these certifications must be obtained prior to beginning work in the field.

 

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 Employment Application, completed Field Guide Application Questions, three letters of recommendation, copy of Wilderness First Responder or higher (W-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.

 

TRANSPORT SPECIALIST

Are you looking for meaningful work that positively impacts the lives of young people? Would you enjoy driving in the beautiful Four Corners area of Colorado and Utah?

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy is looking for compassionate, professional, and responsible individuals to welcome, assist, and transport new students arriving to our wilderness therapy program. Successful candidates embrace our core values and seek to contribute in a positive manner, demonstrating respect and performing duties with excellence. We are dedicated to supporting each student and family with care, compassion, and professionalism. This position is a great opportunity to build skills in a quality medical and mental health environment.

Work is full time, four days per week, with shifts averaging 10 hours. Transporters must be 21 years of age or older and able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check. Transporters must hold or obtain CPR, First Aid, QMAP (Qualified Medication Administration Personnel), and Aegis (crisis prevention and de-escalation) certification, In addition, they must demonstrate good judgment and decision making and maintain composure in stressful situations.

Open Sky is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D. Apply now and discover if you are the smiling face who will welcome our new students as they begin a life-changing journey.

Job Type: Full-time position/40 hrs per week

Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; Paid Time Off; Sick Leave; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program (benefits for full-time permanent positions only)

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@openskywilderness.com.

 

Full-Time, Part-Time, and Seasonal Positions

 

CONTROLLER

Position Summary: Open Sky Wilderness located in beautiful Durango Colorado is seeking a full-time Controller to join our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults & adolescents. The position will operate effectively with a high degree of self-reliance and responsibility and is responsible for delivering and modeling a culture of excellent internal and external customer service that consistently demonstrates care and concern for internal and external client needs. Duties including directing the company’s full spectrum of financial reporting and related activities as well as supervising and supporting a small department of accounting and finance team members. The position manages accounting records, evaluates and manages risk, ensures compliance with accounting standards, analyzes financial data, monitors expenditure, coordinates financial auditing processes, and ensures accuracy of financial information. The Controller practices exemplary risk management and consistently aligns behaviors with the Open Sky Culture Pathway with both internal and external customers. This position operates within a dynamic and fast-moving work environment. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with and supporting organizational and employee needs and will be highly organized with a strong system/process orientation. Ideal candidate will also demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality, and the ability to balance the overall needs of the business with departmental and/or individual team-members’ needs. This is a full time/Monday through Friday position based out of the Durango office, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. Other duties as assigned.
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Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Master’s and/or CPA preferred. Five years of Controller experience, supervisory experience is preferred. Strong analytical skill, presentation skills are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also required. Ability to be self-directed; strong organizational skills and detail-oriented; discrete and professional. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel / spreadsheets, skilled with Microsoft Office suite, experience with QuickBooks, AccountingSeed and Salesforce.com preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 20 pounds; adequate hearing to hear/talk with others in person and on the telephone; daily use of computers and monitors, keyboards, and mouse. Position may also require long periods of standing, bending, walking, and frequent use of stairs. Work hours are full-time 40 hours per week Monday – Friday. Must be highly reliable and demonstrate a high level of discretion, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all customer and company matters, including confidential employee and customer information.

Additional Requirements:
• Pass pre-employment physical and drug screening.
• Pass annual physical.
• Have clean driving record and maintain valid driver’s license.
• Complete DMV Release for annual inquiry and review of driving record.
• Pass initial Colorado and Utah background checks.
• Pass annual Utah background check.
• Review and sign annual Utah Provider Code of Conduct.
• Ability to complete Harassment Training immediately following hire.

Pay/Benefits: Starting wage commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for the Open Sky benefits package.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and letter of intent to employment@openskywilderness.com. Three signed letters of recommendation will be required prior to hiring. Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

THERAPIST – FAMILY SERVICES

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; 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 in 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

 

 


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