Field Staff
Second Nature Wilderness Family Therapy

Do you love backpacking? Are you flexible, patient and have a desire to help others?

Northeastern Utah, approximately two hours from Salt Lake City operating in the rugged high Utah desert terrain of the Uinta basin and the alpine forests of the spectacular Uinta Mountain range.

Duchesne, Utah
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (Jan 21, 2022)

As one of the industry's most sophisticated wilderness therapy programs, Second Nature provides insight, direction, and hope to troubled teens and their families. With the aid of the wilderness, licensed therapists, and experienced staff, adolescents from the ages of 13-17 embark on a journey to make healthy choices and rewarding relationships. 

Second Nature Field Instructors will develop clinical qualities unrivaled in therapeutic wilderness care. Shelter building, backpacking, simple daily chores, teamwork, relationship skills, problem-solving and life-changing lesson are taught in the moment. Creativity, an affinity for outdoor living, sensitivity, compassion, flexibility, and patience along with the desire to help young people lead healthy and productive lives are all prerequisites for the Field Instructor position.

You will work eight days on, six days off; the eight-day shift is spent in the Uinta Mountains and high desert of Utah, hiking and camping with students and helping to keep them physically and emotionally safe.

Pay starts at $127/day and can reach up to $249/day, with benefits that include full health and dental insurance, bonuses, participation in a 401k plan, and a variety of professional gear deals.

How to Apply

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, current CPR and first aid certification, and make a minimum commitment of one year. Prospective applicants must attend a week-long training orientation in the field. Upcoming field interviews are scheduled throughout the year and are posted on our careers site via the link below.