home of cutting-edge relational model
& individualized wilderness therapy

Employment

 
 
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, young adults, and their families. NVW is the home of trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention. NVW offers innovative therapeutic wilderness therapy interventions such as long-term Wilderness Therapy Immersion, 1:1 Intensives, Family Therapy, School Programs, and a service package of excellent Continuing Care options. The wilderness offers an excellent opportunity to learn about yourself, others, and the environment.
 
North Woods is our Wisconsin-based program for adolescents and pre-teens (12-17), which is located in Medford, Wisconsin. West Coast is our Oregon-based program for adolescents (12-17) and young adults (18-25+), which is located in Bend, Oregon.
 
We operate year-round and offer advancement opportunities.
 

Current Listings


North Woods Field (Medford, WI)

 

Administrative Positions (Both Locations WI &OR)

 

            

West Coast (Bend, OR)

 

 


What You'll Be Doing


Wilderness Instructors

Our instructors are healthy role models for each client out in the field. You will live, eat and work together as a group, and also help process and guide clients to more appropriate decisions in their life. While in the outdoors, you will teach outdoor living skills (building shelters, preparing food, making fires), use problem solving techniques to maneuver through environmental challenges, and lead daily personal reflective time, journaling, and meditation activities.

You will also have the opportunity to help structure and mold both the program and organization. You will be the catalyst to help keep things fresh, keep each goal in sight, and provide different perspectives to a growing program.

Time committment:

So that you may develop professionally and truly learn about the wilderness therapy field, a 6-12 month commitment works best. If you cannot commit to this time frame, Elements are open to discuss contract timeframes. You will work an 8-day-on, 6-day-off shift, with staff change each Wednesday.

 

 


Wilderness Therapists

Our therapists are clinical intervention providers to each client out in the field. You will live, eat and work together within a group, and also utilize NVW's clinical models for clients to assess decisions in their life and how to move forward. While in the outdoors, you will be involved with all processes of clinical intake, case management, individual and group therapy, post-trip clinical summaries and all related paperwork.

You will also have the opportunity to help structure and mold both the program and organization. You will be the catalyst to help keep things fresh, keep each goal in sight, and provide different perspectives to a growing program.

Time committment:

So that you may develop professionally and truly learn about the wilderness therapy field, a 12 month commitment works best. If you cannot commit to this time frame, elements are open to discuss contract timeframes. Therapists most commonly work a 4-day-field, 1-day-office, 2-day-off shift, but alterations are common pending casework.

 

 

 


Location


Our programs operate year round and we happily embrace all four seasons to the fullest. With these two awesome locations, and major cities within two hours away, you'll have plenty of options of city life and wilderness life.

Medford, Wisconsin

North Woods is our location for pre-teen and adolescent programming (clients ages 12-17). All programming is based out of the abundant Chequamegon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin which provides easy access from Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee and all throughout the Midwestern United States.

 

Bend, Oregon

West Coast is our location for adolescent (clients ages 12-17) and young adult programming (clients ages 18+). All programming is based out of the abundant Cascade Mountains in Western Oregon which provides easy access from Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and all throughout the Western United States.


General Perks and Rewards - Full Time


 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pro-deal availability
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Training Stipend
  • Paid Vacation

NVW provides training and a friendly and challenging work environment.


The Essentials


Team members who are dedicated, hard working, passionate, caring, eager to be challenged, and really want to make a difference rather than working for a check will thrive in this environment. At minimum:

  • Masters degree required - Therapists
  • Bachelors degreee required - Instructors
  • Internship requirements vary
  • 21+ years of age
  • Pass a Background Criminal Investigation
 
  • State Driver's License preferred:
  • North Woods - Wisconsin
  • West Coast - Oregon
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations
  • Minimum of one year experience working in the field with at-risk youth, or comparable experience.

Application


New Vision Wilderness - Employment Application (download - print, sign and fax with other requested documents*)

New Vision Wilderness - PDF digital Application (PDF - fill out fields using a personal computer - signature requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
If your browser is configured to open PDF's in a browser window, you can fill it out online, but it is not tied into a database. A better method for the digital application is to:

  • right-click, or ctrl+click - Save File as, or Save Target As to your desktop.
  • Open in Adobe Acrobat Reader. (If you want to download Acrobat Reader - click on this link.)
  • Fill in the requested information into the fields provided.
  • Sign using Acrobat's sign and certify tools, or apply your digital signature (not required).
  • Save as: YourLastName_application.pdf and attach with your email, along with the other requested documents*.

* Once you have completed your digital application, you may fax or email

  • resume
  • application
  • cover letter
  • copies of all current certifications

Fax information:

  • New Vision North Woods (Wisconsin) fax: 262-780-1781
  • New Vision West Coast (Oregon) fax: 541-312-4316

If you need to mail in your resume and cover letter with your completed application please send it to our Wisconsin office.

New Vision Wilderness, LLC - New Vision West, INC

attn: Lonnie Drouhard, HR Manager

1350 14th Ave Suite 6

Grafton, WI 53024

e. apply@newvisionwilderness.com

p. 262.780.1780

f. 262.780.1781