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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.

 

Business & Administration Positions

Medical Assistant
Pharmacy Coordinator

Field & Operations Positions

Field Guide
Transporter

Other Positions

Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist
Associate Therapist


 

Business & Administration Positions

Medical Assistant

Position Summary: Working out of the beautiful Open Sky Durango Colorado office, the Medical Assistant is a seasonal position within the Medical Department. Responsibilities include supporting the Pharmaceutical Coordinator and departmental administrative needs. Weekly duties include running medical errands; organizing students’ medications; scanning paperwork; cleaning and restocking medical bags; and providing weekly administrative Department and office support as assigned. Additional key duties are to support student transport on a regular basis as needed. This position is part of the Administrative Department supporting the Medical Team. The Medical Assistant is a fulltime 40 hour per week position working primarily out of the Durango Colorado office. Other duties may be assigned.

Min. requirements: Will be a positive and friendly contributor; meticulous with a high attention to detail; excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to remain calm in high-stress situations; strong written and verbal communication skills; flexible with the ability to embrace change; excellent time management and organization skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Clean driving record and background checks. QMAP certified or willing to be certified. One to two years of administrative medical experience with an Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred. WFR or EMT preferred. Field Guide candidates will have fulfilled a guide commitment and have experience as a Senior II or above.  Will demonstrate a commitment and passion for wilderness therapy and consistent alignment with the Open Sky Culture Pathway.

Physical Requirements:Adequate hearing is required to hear/talk with other employees and in person and on the telephone. Work requires the use of computers with exposure to monitors, keyboards, and mouse. Position requires long periods of standing, bending, walking, and frequent use of stairs. On occasion, primarily when transporting, this position is subject to frequent physical activity which may include, however, is not limited to, walking on uneven terrain; hiking several per day; ability to lift and carry 25 pounds; high altitude hiking (above 5000 ft.); seasonal weather conditions, including temperature fluctuations; and when participating in student transport therapeutic holds, potential need to run at fast pace for short to extended periods in pursuit of another.

Pay/Benefits: Pay range is $14.00-$15.50 per hour, starting rate commensurate with experience. Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Send resume and letter of intent to employment@openskywilderness.com.

 

Pharmacy Coordinator

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Summary:  Working out of the beautiful Open Sky Durango Colorado office 4 days per week, with 1 day each week at the Mancos ranch and/or basecamp. Responsibilities include filling prescriptions for all student medication; counting and tracking all student medication; scanning, filing, and tracking medical paperwork; Medical Department errands; assembling and restocking first aid & medical bags; tracking medical lab results, physicals, and immunization records; ordering and restocking medical supplies. Additional key duties are general support of Field Medics, Health Director, and the department. Reporting to the Health Director, the Pharmaceutical Coordinator is a full-time position working Monday through Friday/40 hours per week, daily hours may vary according to Open Sky needs. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:  Will be a positive and friendly contributor; meticulous with a high attention to detail; excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to remain calm in highly dynamic situations; strong written and verbal communication skills; flexible with the ability to embrace change; excellent time management and organization skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Clean driving record and background checks. QMAP certified or willing to be certified. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred. WFR or EMT preferred. Will demonstrate a commitment and passion for wilderness therapy and consistent alignment with the Open Sky Culture Pathway.

Physical Requirements: Generally, the ability to regularly lift a minimum of 20 pounds is required. Adequate hearing is required to hear/talk with other employees and in person and on the telephone. Work requires the use of computers with exposure to monitors, keyboards, and mouse. Position requires long periods of standing, bending, walking, and frequent use of stairs. On occasion, this position is subject to frequent physical activity which may include walking on uneven terrain; hiking up to several miles per day; ability to lift and carry up 25 lbs; high altitude hiking (above 5000 ft.); seasonal weather conditions, including temperature fluctuations.

Pay / Benefits:  This is a non-exempt/hourly position with an annual salary range is $33,280.00-$35,360; starting salary commensurate with experience. Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Send resume and letter of intent to: employment@openskywilderness.com

 

Field Positions

We are currently accepting applications for May Orientation, which will take place May 17-28, 2021. To be considered for our May orientation, please submit your completed application no later than Wednesday, April 28th at 5:00 PM MST. 
 
We are accepting applications for full-time, seasonal, and intern positions during our May 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 Application Form, 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

Transporter

Are you looking for meaningful work positively impacting the lives of young people? Driving across the beautiful Four Corners area in Colorado and Utah? Are you looking for a Seasonal job that provides you 40 hrs/week?

Open Sky is looking for compassionate, professional, and responsible drivers to meet, greet, assist and transport the new students arriving into our program. Applicants will align with our core values, including contributing in a positive manner, demonstrating respect, and performing with excellence. This is a great opportunity to build skills in a medical and mental health environment. Work is full-time, 4 days a week, with shifts averaging 10 hrs. Auto Insurance requirements stipulate that all drivers must be 21 years of age or older.

Open Sky is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D. Apply now and find out if you are the next smiling face that will meet our new students.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour

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

 

Seasonal, Full-Time 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; 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

 

Associate Therapist

Job Description: The Associate Clinical Therapist supports the treatment team to deliver a powerful and transformative experience for our students and their families, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. The Associate Clinical Therapist participates in student sessions with lead therapists; reviews IGP assignments with students; communicates with lead therapists regarding the status of therapy assignments; attends staff exchange; communicates with field guides regarding student treatment, goals, and clinical issues; reviews therapeutic letter writing assignments; communicates logistics with families; participates on student and parent calls; coordinates psychological testing and logistics; generates and emails letters and transcripts; supports or leads group calls with parents; and schedules calls and sends confirmations for lead therapists. As assigned, the Associate Clinical Therapist supports other duties such as Family Quests, Wellness Weekends, and vacation coverage. Additional duties may be assigned.  As a integral part of the Open Sky clinical department, the Associate Therapist will demonstrate consistent support of the organization’s needs, consistently aligning behaviors with the Open Sky Culture Pathway, and model professional and healthy behaviors in all interactions with team-members, clients, and vendors.

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree. Enrolled or accepted in an accredited educational program that will result in the achievement of a Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy and state licensure.  Minimum of one year of experience in wilderness therapy field or equivalent required. Preferred experience.  Open Sky field or therapeutic experience, demonstrated success in supporting treatment process for individuals with mental health issues, demonstrated success working with parents and families engaged in a therapeutic program, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with referral sources and families, demonstrated success in leading therapeutic groups and building relationships with and managing internal key stakeholders, demonstrated skills in mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices. Presentation skills, computer literate, and excellent verbal communication and writing skills.

Physical Requirements: Lifting a minimum of 20 pounds may be required; adequate hearing is required to hear/talk in person and on the telephone; work requires the use of computers with exposure to monitors, keyboards, mouse; position requires long periods of standing, bending, walking, and frequent use of stairs. On occasion, the position is subject to strenuous physical activity which may include but is not limited to:

  • walking on uneven terrain
  • hiking 5-15 miles per day
  • carrying 55+ lb. backpacks
  • high altitude hiking (above 5000 ft.)
  • seasonal weather conditions, including temperature fluctuations

Work Environment: Work is performed in office and outdoor settings with frequent interaction with co-workers and external partners. On occasion, work conditions encompass inside and outside environmental conditions; extreme cold and heat; noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions. Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. Potentially exposed to infectious diseases. Required to work with mental health patients.

Pay/Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

 To Apply: Provide a current resume and a cover letter or email to employment@openskywilderness.com.

 

 


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