Do YOU Have What It Takes to Become an Alaska Crossings Field Guide?
We are currently hiring qualified candidates for the 2018 season!
More information below.
More information below.
Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates are professionals who have the ability to mentor and teach skills in a culture of joy and optimism that youth can relate to.
Providing challenge and change through remote wilderness adventures, Alaska Crossings offers extended wilderness behavioral health programs for Alaskan teenagers’ ages 12–18. On average, youths participate in our programming for two months. Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates mentor and guide participants through physically and mentally demanding land and water-based expeditions. These adventures in Southeast Alaska provide the framework for the delivery of our therapeutic model. Associates, or "Field Guides," elicit positive change through behavior modification, social and life skill development, and mentorship to each participant.
Associates are assigned shifts throughout the two month program, making experience and familiarity with backcountry travel essential to group safety and success. The season begins every year with our extensive Annual Staff Training program in early March. Associates are expected to make an initial one-year commitment of 12 weeks worth of work, in addition to attending the Annual Staff Training. Benefits include compensation of $200–$260/day, pro-deal purchases, and matching retirement contributions after one year of employment.
Qualifications differ for each Associate level; however, all applicants should ideally have experience working with youth (especially those with behavioral issues), and be skilled in alpine environments, canoeing, mountaineering, multi–day backcountry tripping, and WFR/CPR certified. Alaska Crossings seeks individuals who can be flexible and adaptable, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Alaska Crossings prides itself on hiring professional guides with an array of previous experiences. Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates come from a variety of backgrounds: some have knowledge about the outdoors and outdoor living, while other guides have been educators or have experience with other outdoor youth programs. The common denominator is that each guide enjoys working with kids.
If you believe that you have what it takes, please explore the following documents to give you more information on how to apply.
Please email your completed Experience Report, resume and cover letter to Terri Robbins: firstname.lastname@example.org