New Vision Wilderness
  • Dahlonega, GA, USA
  • $11-13
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

First Light Wilderness Therapy

First Light Wilderness Therapy (FLWT) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, young adults, and their families, and is the premiere wilderness therapy intervention. We are consistently challenging the national therapy frontier. FLWT is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention.

Why First Light Wilderness Therapy?

  • Access to endless outdoor activities including kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, climbing, and more
  • Canine therapy integrated into treatment
  • Work with adolescents and emerging adult population
  • Extensive learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Team building experiences
  • Professional development
  • Opportunities for advancement in a growing family of programs
  • Opportunity to become an expert in the field of healing trauma and attachment
  • Flexible work environment and culture
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team for best outcomes
  • Collaboration opportunities with other leading Mental Health Programs
  • Proprietary CASA treatment model, with a unique relational and experiential approach
  • We are not a behavior modification program

Position Overview

The position is part-time (20-32 hours) and could lead to further opportunities for a high performing candidate.

The mission of the Program Assistant is to provide support to the Operations team. The Program Assistant will help transport students in and out of the field area, maintain vehicle cleanliness, as well as assisting with packing and cleaning gear. Thought the Program Assistant is part of the operations team, they will work with and support all departments at First Light. We are located in beautiful Dahlonega, GA, nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Adventure and a purposeful career await you today!

Job Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must obtain First Aid & CPR certification within 60 days of hire.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50+ pounds.
  • Must hold valid Driver's License with clean driving record (prefer a love or likeness for driving).
  • Must be able to pass Background Criminal Investigation.
  • Pass and complete company provided SCM crisis prevention and de-escalation course.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Safely drive students in and out of the field for enrollments, graduations and medical visits.
  • Pack gear for incoming students.
  • Transportation field needs (i.e., shuttles, resupply needs, emergency needs, picking up observers).
  • Clean the vehicles weekly and update the vehicle use logs and report any vehicle needs to supervisor.
  • Assist the Logistics Team with packing food, needs and prepping for showers.
  • Complete paperwork thoroughly and on-time.
  • Ensure emotional safety for all staff and students.
  • Have good working relationships with all departments at First Light Wilderness Therapy.
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