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Posted by blueFire Wilderness on 07/05/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Outdoor Education

Company Type: Recreation

State: ID

City: Gooding

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Contact Name: Misti Rex

Business Phone: 208-934-4444

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: 40-50,000/year

Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements

Make a difference in the lives of adolescents, young adults, and their families. Be a part of change...
blueFire wilderness is an innovative adventure therapy program that supports adolescents and young adults in making clinical gains through the use of adventure and nature based activities in beautiful southern Idaho. Rock climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and canoeing are just a few of the adventures that we utilize to support our clients' growth.blueFire’s clinicians take a system approach to treatment involving not just the identified patient, but also the client's family. Our clinicians are often trained in or seeking experience in mindfulness based modalities, somatic work, experiential therapies, trauma informed care, and animal assisted therapy.

Company Culture
All blueFire employees support the work in the field in important ways. Our therapists are often individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative environment with other paraprofessionals and clinicians. We value continued learning and growth for all of our staff and support this through collaborative conversation and continued training. The milieu therapist position is a great role to learn from seasoned clinicians while also being given significant responsibility to build clinical skills.
We have a strong culture of feedback and we hope that our clinicians grow and learn from their experiences as well as supporting our instructors in their growth. The work at blueFire is transformative for both clients and staff alike, and helps set everyone up for success in whatever comes next for them. The milieu therapist role is highly important to the culture of our organization because they are often supporting our instructors and adventure facilitators in the development of their therapeutic skills and implementation of the therapeutic aspects of the program.

Schedule and Wages
Our milieu therapists work Tuesday to Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday they are generally co-facilitating groups, and individual and family sessions with the primary therapists they work with, while Thursday and Friday they join the group on their expeditions or adventures and
facilitate their own individual and group sessions. Saturday is an on-call and paperwork day if all sessions have been completed and most of our milieu therapists choose to work from home that day. Salary is based on experience in wilderness and residential treatment as well as level of licensure. The milieu role is a great role for launching into private practice adventure work, or advancement into a primary therapist role at blueFire or another wilderness therapy program.

Your Role as a Milieu Therapist
Our milieu therapists support the implementation of each client's treatment plan by providing individual and group therapy. The milieu therapist is also a key role in integrating the clinical work with the day to day work our field instructors do. The role involves a significant amount of client contact time as well as time spent coaching and supporting our frontline staff.
Milieu therapists collaborate with the primary therapist to develop and implement a clinically sophisticated treatment plan. They are expected to complete all appropriate documentation and communicate clearer with all departments.
The milieu therapist is the connecting role for much of the work we do and is integral to our treatment approach.

Educational/Licensing Requirements

Masters degree from accredited school in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or related field. May accept those enrolled in a Masters program based on experience. 

Competitive Wages
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Health and Dental Insurance
Vehicle Stipend
Cell Phone Stipend
Discounts on Gear

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About blueFire Wilderness

blueFire Wilderness Therapy is a premier wilderness therapy program for troubled teens and young adults struggling with emotional, social and behavioral challenges. We utilize a comprehensive approach to teen treatment based on research and decades of experience. Pre-Teens ages 11-14Teens ages 15 – 17 and young adults ages 18-28 receive a leading and comprehensive adventure experience that can help them – and help the entire family.