NVW is an intermediate level of care program for those who require an immediate intervention and intensive treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, trauma, anxiety and addiction. We currently serve preteens, teens, young adults, and families in two locations: the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin and the majestic mountains of Oregon, right outside of Bend. NVW is part of a growing, national family of programs (preteen-young adult, residential, transitional, intensive, etc.) with the same particular focus.
The core purpose of NVW is to Profoundly Change Lives and Create Joy. Our company core values are Empathy, Service, Trusting Relationships, and Growth. We have a dynamic, fun, and enthusiastic team and the Lead Field Therapist is a key driver of our culture. We offer a competitive salary (negotiable) and robust benefits package (health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k match, paid time off, and more!). NVW believes in providing high quality, innovative treatment within a compassionate environment. Building healthy relationships with our students and their families is a special focus of ours.
Access to endless outdoor activities including kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, climbing, and more
Canine therapy integrated into treatment
Work with adolescents and emerging adult population
Extensive learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
Team building experiences
Opportunities for advancement in a growing family of programs
Opportunity to become an expert in the field of healing trauma and attachment
Flexible work environment and culture
Work collaboratively as a member of teams for best outcomes
Collaboration opportunities with other leading Mental Health Programs
Relocation/signing bonuses available for experienced candidates
Proprietary CASA treatment model, with a unique relational and experiential approach
We are not a behavior modification program
Great compensation based on experience
Excellent benefits package
The Lead Field Therapist at is the primary therapist responsible for overseeing clinical care of New Vision Wilderness East clients and ensuring follow through of the NVW clinical model. Field Therapists will work a flexible schedule based on programming needs; this may include working up to 4 days per week or more in the wilderness including overnights.
Clinical intake, case management, individual and group therapy, post-trip clinical summaries and all related paperwork
Lead Therapists can carry a caseload of up to 8 clients during extended expeditions while providing mentoring and guidance to Field Therapists
Direct care and supervision of clients, completion of daily paperwork, and weekly planning of group activities
Master’s Degree in counseling-related field required
State licensed or proof of license eligibility
21+ years old
Minimum of two years’ experience working in the field with at-risk youth, or comparable experience
Excellent leadership skills, communication, and problem-solving skills
Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations and have the ability to walk at least 1 mile over uneven terrain
Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation
Must hold a valid driver's license with clean driving record
Must possess a current first aid and CPR certification; Certified Wilderness First Responder preferred
Internal Number: 240-1
About New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is an intermediate level of care program for those who require an immediate intervention and intensive treatment. Our programs specialize in treating struggles associated with adoption, trauma, anxiety and addiction. We serve preteens, teens, young adults, and families in two locations: the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin and the majestic mountains of Oregon, right outside of Bend.