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The Aspiro Group
Sandy, UT

Field Director

Department: Field

Reports to: Assistant Program Director, Program Director

Position Overview: The Field Director is responsible for the overall wellbeing of consumers (students), field instructors, and supportive oversight of Support and Development staff and their perspective department needs. Direct Field Department (s) oversight: Staff Recruiting/Training, Adventure Facilitation Training, Staff Support & Development (Infield Trainers).

Primary Position Responsibilities:
  • Field Instructor oversight and management
  • Field Instructor wage evaluations
  • Guide advancement and professional development
  • Field Instructor performance evaluations 90 day / 6 month / Annual
  • Field Instructor corrective action
  • Minimum of 2 days of field visits per week with no more than 5 days in between visits
  • Prepare weekly field reports regarding consumer conditions, consumer and staff interactions, document compliance with state and company regulation compliance

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Field liaison to the Clinical Team
  • Attend all Field Department meetings
  • Weekly staff and student license checks
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Program Director, the Program Director, and the Executive Team

Leadership and/or Supervisory Duties:
  • Direct Supervisor of Field Instructors
  • Support & Development training & professional development
  • Support/coordinate high profile/family field visits
  • Facilitate/participate in Program initiatives, workshops, and functions
  • Development/tracking of Field Department specific monthly/yearly budgets

  • 1+ year "at risk" youth/adolescent outdoor program guide/field experience
  • 3+ years staff/team supervisory experience
  • 1+ years Department Director (50+ ee's)
  • Standard First Aid Certification
  • Completed initial 80 hour staff training outlined in Utah Administrative Code R501-8-8
  • Background check through the State of Utah (BCI)
  • Driver's License
  • Driver's Record
  • Successfully pass a drug screening
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge and understanding of relevant state licensing rules

Education Requirements:
  • Minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours education in recreational therapy or related field, or one year outdoor youth program field experience.
  • BA or BS degree or equal training and experience in a related field

Minimum Age Requirement:
  • 25 years of age

  • Salary commensurate on experience

Send resume to Kayleen Richter

Please include the following documentation:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • copies of relevant current certificates, certifications etc.
  • 3 current relavant professional references
  • 3 current personal references

Family Therapist

Hiring a Family Therapist for a Vibrant and Exciting Wilderness Therapy Program

The Company:
Aspiro is the pioneer of Wilderness Adventure Therapy offering short-term, intermediate treatment options for teenagers and young adults. Our intensive outdoor treatment program is residential in nature providing multidisciplinary treatment solutions that are safe, effective, and clinically sophisticated. Learn more about Aspiro at

The Position:
Experienced family therapist to work with parents and students in a large therapeutic adventure program in Utah. This position requires regular parent coaching calls, family therapy sessions, and conducting a weekly webinar with the parents of students in the Aspiro program. In addition to answering practical questions and problem solving, parents should develop improved communication skills and identify maladaptive patterns of behavior at home. These topics will then be worked on in-person during our monthly family seminar.

Additional duties include closer work with targeted families and students through calls, Skype sessions, and occasional time at our base camp in Mt. Pleasant, Utah (about 100 miles south of Salt Lake City).

The ideal candidate should also work with members of the Aspiro clinical team to improve the quality of family therapy services and coordinate services with individual team therapists.

A master's level therapist who is licensed or license eligible in the state of Utah. A degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is preferred.

To Apply:
Contact Kayleen at

About Aspiro
With treatment-specific programs located in Utah and Costa Rica, Aspiro's mission is to be the most clinically-advanced outdoor behavioral health program in the world, providing safe, dynamic, highly effective treatment modalities that are backed by empirical research. Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy is a short-term wilderness program serving adolescents ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-28 with varying degrees of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Staff Training and Development Coordinator

Position Overview: The primary role of the department is to train guides in the adventure disciplines and skills necessary for guiding at Aspiro. They will need a well-rounded skill set in training guides for biking, skiing, backcountry navigation, and general outdoor living hard skills. They must also be able to observe and coach on guiding non-negotiables and the intricacies involved in keeping our students safe.

This person needs to be a self-starter who can recognize things that need done and act without prior instruction. He/She needs to be able to give constructive feedback and be an active participant in a fast moving, motivated team.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
  • Train Guides in hard skills, judgment, and day-to-day guiding
  • Collectively responsible for two field visits per month.
  • Assistance in checking and maintaining the equipment fleets
  • Ability to step in and help on bike fleet maintenance
  • Ability to facilitate and train on the Aspiro Challenge Course
  • Teaching backcountry living skills and land navigation
  • ?Maintaining the guide credentials levels and other training documentation
  • Participate in guide briefings related to performance eval data collection

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a positive mentoring relationship with the field team
  • Assist the Training Team in adventure specific trainings; including all disciplines and outdoor living skills.
  • Itinerary Development
  • Develop training material and coursework
  • Assess guide advancement to assist in guide growth plans
  • Will be in rotation on the response schedule
  • Needed for incident response in the field.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at

Logistics Coordinator

Commitment: Two years minimum
Tentative Start Dates: Training begins Aug 4, assume full-time role Sept 10
Expected Work Load: Average of 40-60 hours/week
Pay: salary to be discussed

Job Description: The Logistics Coordinator works to create more effective and efficient systems to better support the many Field Department needs. This position functions as a support role to the Logistics Director and Field Leadership Team.


Mt. Pleasant:
  • Be present in Mount Pleasant each week by Sunday at 3 p.m. till Tuesday afternoon.
  • Field-House & Base-Camp Facilities Maintenance:
    • Building repairs
      • Coordinate contractors where necessary
      • Coordinate off-shift Guide opportunities and Injured Guide opportunities
    • Building Development
      • Additions/and remodel
  • Motor Pool
    • Vehicles:
      • Maintenance scheduling
    • Trailer:
      • Maintenance scheduling
  • Weekly itinerary vehicle assignment
  • Itinerary support:
  • Gear/equipment inventory and oversight
    • Aspiro issued
      • Ropes / Water / Snow / bike / Social Awareness
  • Resupply
    • Weekly facilitation from Sunday afternoon - Tuesday afternoon
  • Supply closet
    • Inventory
    • Issue / re-issue
    • Organization
  • Lost and found room
    • Inventory
    • Issue /re-issue
    • Organization

Other Duties:
  • Pro-deal acquisition
    • Ropes / water / snow / Bike
    • Tradeshow/gear advancement awareness etc
  • Be available for:
    • Emergency Response including the likelihood for multi night group support
    • A Call-In rotation every 4-6 weeks
  • Assist with logistics, transports, and other office duties as needed

Job Requirements:
Must meet Field Guide requirements, as well as the following:
  • Minimum of 8 month's on trial field experience
  • 1 - 2 years relevant experience
  • 25+ years old
  • Solution focused
  • Team player
  • Able to provide relevant, concise feedback
  • Developed interpersonal communication abilities
  • Advanced motivational interviewing capabilities
  • Strong capacity for leadership as well as collaboration within a group
  • Must take initiative and have strong follow-through

*NOTE: This list is not comprehensive. Responsibilities are subject to change based upon Aspiro's ever-evolving needs.

We expect all employees to actively live The Agreement.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at

Vantage Point Program Coordinator

Full Time nonexempt Position

Reports to: Carl Smoot, Ph.D., for administrative supervision and Jamie Kaczmarek, LCSW, for weekly planning and clinical supervision.

Salary: $30-40 based on experience.

Job Description. Recreation therapists employ leisure activities to help students with ASD. Through the use of adventure activities, including climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor modules. Supervise and train field staff to work with ASD, executive deficits, anxiety management, social skills training, and efficacy building.

Requirements: B.A. or B.S. in social science, recreation therapy, or related field. Applicants should have 2-3 years full time experience working in residential or therapeutic outdoor programs with a specialization in ASD.

Stay at base camp in Mt. Pleasant for two full days of events.
Independently program all activities when students are at base camp.
Supervise and train field staff to work with ASD, executive deficits, anxiety management, social skills training, and efficacy building.
Become proficient in adventure activities, including climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor modules.
Assist in the development of Vantage Point program.
Stay overnight in the field with groups on occasion.
Develop typed plan for weekly program.
Document Activities.
Respond to family needs and communicate by email with parents and referral sources.
Work with parents by phone or internet to complete assignments, readings, and letters of intent.
Complete other duties as assigned.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at


Department: Clinical
Reports to: Clinical Director
  • Conducts weekly individual, family and group therapy session.
  • Evaluate each student to better understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Communicate results to parents and referral sources to better understand the youth's needs and how to best intervene on the youth's behalf.
  • Create a master treatment plan and oversee field guides in their implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Identify the criteria necessary for parents and referral sources to recommend appropriate aftercare treatment.
  • Create a discharge summary of treatment including aftercare recommendations to help assist in the implementation of the treatment plan.

Certifications / Qualifications:
  • Must be a Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or LPC licensed in UT.
  • Minimum of (5) years experience with inpatient, outpatient, and/or mental health care preferable in a residential program setting and two years of post-licensure experience required.
  • Must have direct clinical and case management experience, group leadership experience.
  • Strong clinical and interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct work of others, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate level PC skills required.

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field, or Ph.D. or Psy D. in Psychology from an accredited college or university.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at

Admission Counselor

Department: Admissions
Reports to: Admission's Director

Primary Position Responsibilities:
  • Respond with urgency to families of students and or referring professional.
  • Review applications for acceptance and present admission recommendations to director. Inform families and referring professionals of admissions decisions.
  • Assist families at every stage of the admissions process, from inquiry through enrollment (application completion, enrollment forms, transportation arrangements, financial agreements etc.) through the heavy use of outgoing contact via telephone, email, IM, etc.
  • Work closely with other Aspiro Teams: Transportation, Field Leadership, Clinical, and Executive team by providing regular updates, responding to emails, and IM's
  • Cultivate relationships with referring professionals and program professionals.????
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret general information related to the therapeutic placement, Aspiro's admissions guidelines, model, and maintain fast pace workflow while adhering to policies & procedures.
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence, and document procedure in company record management system
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and groups, including parents, educational consultants, and the Aspiro community.

  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Able to interpret needs over phone conversations and emails with families in crisis and professionals who refer to Aspiro.
  • Able to respond to crisis with many abstract and concrete variables.

Experience preferred:
  • Sales and marketing, communications, social services, human resources, health care, hospitality and other customer service business-like environments.

  • Must pass an background check through the State of Utah

Hours of Operation:
  • Flexible scheduling is necessary. Evening, weekend, on call availability is required. Maybe asked to travel quarterly. Employee must have ability and tools to work from home including Wi-Fi and cell phone connection.

  • Salary commensurate on experience

To Apply:
Contact Kayleen at

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