Aspiro Employment Opportunities
Aug 20, 2018, 13:00
The Aspiro Group Sandy, UT
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
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)
Successfully pass a drug screening
Demonstrate complete knowledge and understanding of relevant state licensing rules
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
copies of relevant current certificates, certifications etc.
3 current relavant professional references
3 current personal references
Hiring a Family Therapist for a Vibrant and Exciting Wilderness Therapy Program
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 www.aspiroadventure.com.
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.
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
Maintain a positive mentoring relationship with the field team
Assist the Training Team in adventure specific trainings; including all disciplines and outdoor living skills.
Develop training material and coursework
Assess guide advancement to assist in guide growth plans
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.
Be present in Mount Pleasant each week by Sunday at 3 p.m. till Tuesday afternoon.
Field-House & Base-Camp Facilities Maintenance:
Coordinate contractors where necessary
Coordinate off-shift Guide opportunities and Injured Guide opportunities
Weekly itinerary vehicle assignment
Gear/equipment inventory and oversight
Ropes / Water / Snow / bike / Social Awareness
Weekly facilitation from Sunday afternoon - Tuesday afternoon
Issue / re-issue
Lost and found room
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.