SUWS of the Carolinas Employment Opportunities
Mar 7, 2018, 10:35

SUWS of the Carolinas
Old Fort, NC

Seasonal Therapist

SUWS of the Carolinas and Phoenix Outdoor is seeking therapists to serve as Field Supervisors (FS) during our busy summer season. We are a wilderness therapy program that operates in the Pisgah National Forest, part of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.

We work with children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17.

Students are placed in groups depending upon their therapeutic needs, with various areas of specialization:
  • Children ages 10-13 struggling with dysfunctional behaviors, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, attachment issues, and high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Boys and Girls ages 13-17 who present with mood disorders, mild substance use, school refusal, behavioral acting out, social isolation, trauma, and relational challenges
  • Boys ages 13-17 who present with a primary diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder, often co-occurring with mood and other disorders.

The summer season varies in length, beginning as early as May and ending as late as September. Some positions may run as briefly as June through August.

The Seasonal Field Supervisor is responsible for a caseload of up to 7 students, providing individual and group therapy, as well as parent coaching/therapy which is conducted primarily by telephone. Students are met in the field, usually requiring the FS to hike out to rustic campsites located anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours from our base camp in Old Fort.

Thorough and timely completion of documentation;
Participation in weekly Clinical Team Supervision, weekly Staff Meetings, and monthly Peer Trainings
Participate in weekly Primary Field Supervisor (on-call) rotation;

Independent or Associate level licensure in mental health in the state of North Carolina (LPC, LPCA, LMSW, LMSWA, LMFT, LMFTA, LCAS, LCASA) by April 2018
Experience working with children and/or adolescents

Previous experience in a wilderness experience
Education/Experience in working with family system

This is a temporary, full-time position. Hours are typically M-F, 9a-5p, with some weekend on-call responsibilities.

Must pass a pre-hire drug screen and background check.

Please apply at:

Medical Coordinator

SUWS of the Carolinas is hiring for a full time Medical Coordinator.

SUWS of the Carolinas is a Wilderness Therapy program that operates in the Pisgah National Forest, 30 miles east of Asheville, NC. We specialize in the treatment of youth ages 10-17, both male and female. Clients include adolescents who present with a wide variety of DSM-V Axis I diagnoses, substance abuse difficulties and/or Asperger's (ASD) issues, or nonspecific learning disorders.

This is a full-time position with occasional on-call duties. Duties and responsibilities include: coordinate with a local pharmacy to help manage student medications, weekly medical checks for students, transport students to doctors, psychiatrists, and emergency rooms as needed, address student medical issues, update parents on students' health, and facilitate staff trainings. The Medical Coordinator is part of the Emergency Response Team and rotates on an on-call system. The Medical Coordinator checks on students in the field therefore must be able to hike in strenuous terrain. A successful applicant will be detail oriented with strong paperwork, organizing, and filing skills.

Licensure or certification as an RN, LPN, EMT or W-EMT preferred.

Applicants must have a valid driver's license and pass a background check, including a motor vehicle record check, and a drug screen.

Please apply here

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