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Field Instructor in USA - West

  • Evoke Cascades
  • Full time
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  • USA - West
  • Jun 02, 2019
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Evoke at Cascades is a wilderness therapy program that operates 365 days a year in a remote, wilderness setting.  Field Instructors are a vital part of the Treatment Team, supporting participant treatment plans while teaching and role modeling healthy living and wilderness skills. 


Job duties

  • Exercise sound judgment while managing risk and supervising students in various surroundings, while primarily operating in a remote, wilderness setting
  • Live and teach comfortably and confidently in a wilderness setting for a minimum of eight days at a time
  • Work as part of a treatment team to fulfill specific needs for each participant
  • Effectively teach various therapeutic content and processes
  • Effectively teach Mind, Body, Spirit curriculum, including yoga, meditation, and mindfulness techniques
  • Role-model assertive communication and healthy daily living


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to comfortably, confidently, and safely thrive in a remote, wilderness setting any time of the year in various weather conditions
  • Must be able to carry a minimum 60+ lb backpack over uneven terrain for 5-15 miles, including all associated physical activities
  • Must be able to physically respond to various situations immediately, up to and including running with little notice and responding, to escalated group situations and/or interpersonal aggression
  • Must be able to visually supervise groups, maintaining consistent awareness of all participant locations
  • Must be able to vocalize commands and confidently direct participants when necessary


Minimum qualifications

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass an physical examination and pre-employment drug screening
  • Clear Federal & State Criminal Background checks
  • Hold current (within the last year) First-Aid & CPR certifications (WFR strongly preferred)


Additional experience (strongly preferred)

  • Demonstrated successful risk management and leadership in outdoor, backcountry, or wilderness settings
  • Experience working in therapeutic treatment, youth development, psychology, education, or related fields
  • Exposure to and/or practice in yoga, meditation, or other mindfulness techniques
  • Experience and understanding of confidentiality, able to operate professionally in a clinically sensitive environment


Field Instructor Pay & Benefits (for full-time employees)

  • Competitive wage, ranging from roughly $168.11 to $200 per day
  • Health Insurance, optional Dental
  • Access to Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k w/ option of company match after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Professional development funding
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pro-deals with multiple outdoor gear and apparel companies

$168-200 / day

Evoke Cascades

Evoke Cascades is a wilderness therapy company operating out of Bend, OR. We work with teens and young adults who are needing to focus on ways to improve their life through decision making, communication skills and self love and empowerment. More information can be found at

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