New Vision Wilderness
  • Medford, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, 401k, Paid Vacation

Lead Wilderness Therapist

Reports to: Clinical Director


Embark Behavioral Health is a unique organization comprised of extraordinary programs dedicated to bringing the all-time high rates of adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide to all-time lows while becoming the most recognizable, respected, and valuable behavioral health organization in the world.

Northwoods Wilderness Therapy

New Vision Wilderness (NVW) Northwoods, located in Medford, Wisconsin, is the premiere wilderness therapy intervention for struggling teens, pre-teens, and their families. With our relational approach and unique programming, NVW is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention. Located in the beautiful Midwest, clinicians who work at Northwoods will love experiencing all four seasons in the natural setting of the pristine outdoors while also having access to trending cities like Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI.

 Why NVW?

  • Opportunity to become an expert in the field of healing trauma and attachment
  • Included training in Brain Spotting 1 and 2, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
  • Ongoing clinical supervision from leaders in the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare sector
  • Flexible work environment and strong culture of empathy, service, trusting relationships, growth, and results
  • Clinicians can work from home and commute to Medford, WI for their two Field Days with students
  • Canine therapy is integrated into treatment
  • Proprietary CASA treatment model, with a unique relational and experiential approach
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the leadership and clinical team for best outcomes
  • Extensive learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Work with adolescent and pre-teen population
  • Live and work in a scenic area that experiences all four seasons
  • Access to endless outdoor activities including kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, climbing, and more
  • Opportunities for advancement in a growing family of programs
  • Collaboration opportunities with other leading Mental Health Programs
  • Relocation/signing bonuses available for experienced candidates
  • We are not a behavior modification program
  • Great compensation based on experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Position Overview

The Lead Wilderness Therapist is the primary therapist responsible for overseeing clinical care of Northwoods students and ensuring follow through of the NVW clinical model.  Lead Wilderness Therapists work a flexible schedule based on programming needs.


  • Clinical intake, case management, individual and group therapy, post-trip clinical summaries and all related paperwork
  • Carry a caseload of up to 8 students while providing mentoring and guidance to Field Guides
  • Clinical supervision of students, timely completion of paperwork, and weekly planning of clinical interventions
  • Provide excellent customer service during weekly phone calls with students' families and all referral partners
  • Through scheduled outreach activities, help spread the word about the top notch clinical work happening in Northwoods and in your group


  • Master's Degree in counseling-related field required
  • State licensed or proof of license eligibility
  • 21+ years old
  • Two years' experience working in the field with at-risk youth or comparable experience preferred
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations and have the ability to walk at least 1 mile over uneven terrain
  • Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation
  • Must hold a valid driver's license with clean driving record
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification preferred; Certified Wilderness First Responder ideal
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