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Employment Inquiries


Contact us about employment at Open Sky. Click below to find out details about our current positions available.

  • Seasonal Assistant to Medical Department
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Family Services Therapist (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • Health Director
  • Clinical Internship
  • Transporter
  • Field Guide
  • Employment Inquiry







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    Seasonal Assistant to Medical Department

    Accepting applicants until filled.

    Job Description: The Seasonal Assistant to Medical Department is a full-time position, based out of our main office in Durango, beginning April 3, 2017 and ending on September 29, 2017. The schedule varies and is 35-40 hours per week during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Responsibilities include supporting the Pharmaceutical Coordinator by running medical errands; organizing students’ medications; scanning; cleaning and restocking medical bags; providing support and coverage for the Psychiatric Assistant; and additional administrative support as assigned. This position reports to the Health Director.

    Min. Requirements: High school diploma or GED; experience in a medical environment; QMAP certified or willing to be certified; meticulous and detail oriented; excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; calm in crisis situations; strong written and verbal communication skills; flexible; excellent time management and organizational skills; and basic computer skills. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate).

    Pay: Wage commensurate with experience. This position is seasonal and is not eligible for benefits.

    To Apply: Provide a current resume, cover letter and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. No calls please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


    Clinical Therapist

     

    Job Description: Open Sky Wilderness is seeking a full-time Clinical Therapist to join 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.

    Min. 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. Our website: www.openskywilderness.com. 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, salary requirements and 3 signed letters of recommendation to employment@openskywilderness.com. No calls please. Position opened until filled.


    Family Services Therapist (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)

    Accepting applicants until filled.

    Job Description: This is a full-time, year-round position. It involves providing Family Quests - intensive family therapy in the field 3 days/week (2 overnights) and parent coaching over the phone while not in the field. Primary responsibilities include facilitating Family Quests, offering weekly phone sessions with parents, and participating as a member of an integrated treatment team. Position reports directly to the Family Services Supervisor.

    Min. requirements: PhD/Master’s therapist licensed or license-eligible in UT and CO; First Aid and CPR. 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 living or willing to relocate to Durango, CO. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate). Our website: www.openskywilderness.com.

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

    Apply: Provide a current resume, a letter of intent describing your skills and salary requirements, and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No calls please.


    Health Director

    Accepting applicants until filled

    Job Description: Open Sky Wilderness is seeking a FT Health Director to join our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults and adolescents based in Durango, CO. The schedule is Monday through Friday, requiring on call availability. Responsibilities include: establishing, communicating, overseeing, and leading department focus, priorities, vision, and direct supervisor of medical department personnel. Oversees the physical health of all Open Sky students, from application review to graduation, as well as the well-being of Open Sky’s staff; works with HR to ensure that all medical department personnel are in compliance with HR/licensing requirements and paperwork; collaborates with the Field Director, Operations Director, Program Director and Open Sky’s Leadership team concerning medical logistics and management. Actively supervises and supports the Field Medics as they attend to students in the field, this includes real time assessments related to medical issues; coaches and trains Field Medics in best practices related to medical response circumstances; assists Field Medics with the development and refining of policies, procedures and systems designed for medical response.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; eligible for licensure in both CO and UT as an NP, PA, RN, LPN or EMT; at least five years’ experience in medical environment, wilderness medicine and as a supervisor; experience working with adolescents and young adults struggling with difficult challenges and life circumstances, as well as emergency response; current CPR certification; current phlebotomy and IV certification; strong work ethic; positive attitude; organizational skills; comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and technologically savvy; communicates clearly and accurately both orally and in written format; works independently or as part of a team; has passion, compassion, energy and dedication to the field of Wilderness Therapy. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate).

    Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; 401(k); Paid Time Off; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

    To Apply: Provide a current resume, a letter of intent describing your skills and salary requirements, and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No calls please.


    Clinical Internship

     

    Open Sky offers clinical internships averaging 12 months in length through our clinical and family services departments. We strive to provide clinical interns the opportunity for a comprehensive, well-rounded experience of our program. Specific opportunities may include working closely with a therapist in the field, with students, on phone calls with parents, supporting Wellness Weekends and facilitating Family Quests. Interns should be motivated, self-directed and prepared to work and overnight (1-2 nights/week) in a remote wilderness setting in Southern Colorado and Utah in all seasons and conditions. Stipends may be available, depending on circumstances, experience, and length of commitment. Interested applicants can submit a resume, cover letter, and program requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com.


    Transporter

    Open until filled

    Job Description: Transport staff are responsible for welcoming, outfitting and driving students safely to and from our course areas. Company vehicles are used and transporters typically work in teams. This is a part-time position with a variable schedule; hours may vary between 15-40 hrs./wk., depending on enrollment numbers. Shifts are 8-12 hrs.

    Min. 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; detail-oriented, superb organizational skills, and professional demeanor; commitment to absolute safety and well-being of our students. Previous experience working with young people preferred. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate). For questions regarding this job, please contact (970) 880-0248.

    Pay/Benefits: non-exempt position; $13-16 per hour, wage commensurate with experience; Employee Assistance Program.

    To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and three signed letters of recommendation to employment@openskywilderness.com. No calls please. Position opened until filled.


    Field Guide 

     

    We are accepting applications for our Spring (April 10th-21st, 2017) orientations. We are now also taking applications for our May orientation taking place May 22-June 3. We are pleased to receive applications from highly qualified Field Guide candidates at any time during the year​ for these orientations.

    Open Sky typically holds four Field Guide orientations each year, in: January, March, May, and September. Additional orientations are occasionally held due to increases in student enrollment.  Candidates who are offered employment after successful completion of the orientation generally begin working in the field within 3 weeks.

    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

    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 to recruiter@openskywilderness.com