New Vision Wilderness
  • Dahlonega, GA, USA
  • Based upon experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Cigna, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k

Field Instructor - Dahlonega, GA (Close to Atlanta)

Reports to: Field Director

First Light Wilderness Therapy

First Light Wilderness Therapy (FLW) is a New Vision Wilderness (NVW) behavioral health program. FLW is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens and their families through cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention therapy.

First Light is currently seeking applicants for Full Time, Part-time and Seasonal Wilderness Field Instructors at our Dahlonega, GA. Our team ensures a safe and therapeutic milieu in a wilderness context for our groups of 12-17 year old struggling male and female teens. Wilderness Instructors are responsible for co-leading groups of up to ten students on backpacking, canoeing, and other outdoor expeditions and will work an 8-day on/6-day off schedule in the Northern Georgia wilderness . Instructors are in charge of the day to day facilitation of programming to include: supervision and safety, curriculum facilitation, teaching wilderness skills, risk management and working hand in hand with First Light therapists.


  • Wilderness Instructor must be at least 21 years old and a BS/BA degree in related field with a minimum of 1 year experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth, or comparable experience (preferred) Or
  • Must be 21 years old with a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 3 years experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth, or comparable experience.
  • Must be able to work 8 days straight in the wilderness with the teens and 6 days off living in the wilderness with teens.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Must possess and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification (WFR preferred)
  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations
  • Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation.
  • Must hold a valid Driver's License with clean driving record.
  • Must pass a post-employment offer medical physical.

Schedule options:

Full Time: Tuesday to Tuesday every other week (two shifts per month)

Part-Time (Weekly): Tuesday to Friday or Friday to Tuesday

Part-Time (Monthly): Tuesday to Tuesday one week (one shift per month)

Salary Range: $47,500-55,000 per year Full time

We offer a $1000 Sign-on bonus, with $500 disbursements at hiring and at the 6th month. We offer retention bonuses of $500 every 6 months of employment. We also offer a $1000 referral bonus with two installments of $500 across a 6-month period.

Why wait? Be part of an incredible team while embarking on a unique adventure as a Wilderness Field Instructor!

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