Academic and Adventure Education Specialist
New Vision Wilderness- Wisconsin
Calo Programs is a unique organization comprised of an extraordinary family of programs, all dedicated to healing the effects of early trauma.
We are a leading network of clinical and therapeutic programs (residential treatment centers, young adult transition programs, outpatient centers, addiction treatment facilities, wilderness therapy programs, and more) that offer a comprehensive set of services that run the span of acuities, ages and services; all focused on cutting edge, trauma-based interventions.
All Calo programs implement a unique and truly relational treatment model based on the science of neurobiology and evidence-based attachment and trauma treatment research. Calo’s proprietary Developmental Trauma CASA Treatment Model and Clinical Structure is pervasive throughout the programs. The unique model facilitates establishing, deepening, and maintaining healthy and safe relationships that ultimately leads to co-regulation and Joy.
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, preteens, and their families, and is the premiere wilderness therapy intervention. We are consistently challenging the national therapy frontier. NVW is the home of cutting-edge trauma-informed care & wilderness intervention.
The New Vision Wilderness Academy is a registered private school in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The Academy operates year-round and strives to support the academic process of our students by providing experiential learning that facilitates the continuation of their education. In addition to our therapeutic objectives, we offer opportunities for credit recovery and academic growth based on the individual needs of each student.
The Academic and Adventure Education Specialist is a core member of the New Vision Wilderness Field Leadership Team. This position reports to the Program Director and balances administrative duties, lesson planning, parental communication, tutoring students, as well as facilitating experiential lessons. The mission of the Academic and Adventure Education Specialist is to support academics in the field, plan and support Adventure Education opportunities on a regular basis, and coordinate and document Stewardship projects and trips.
Coordinating education plans for all students
Parent Communication and School coordination
Academy program development
Tracking student progress, assessment, and creating transcripts
Planning and researching experiential education programming and coordinating with therapeutic goals.
Scheduling and planning for day and overnight trips
Communicating with students and staff plans and expectations of Adventure Education opportunities
Planning, coordinating, and tracking stewardship hours to be reported to the US Forest Service
Ability to stay overnight in the field with clients for tutoring and teaching purposes
Assisting with logistics, client enrollments, and other office duties as needed
BS/BA degree required (related field preferred)
Certified teacher preferred
First Aid/CPR Certification - WFR preferred
Flexibility to work some weekends
Excellent leadership skills, strong communication skills, and creative with excellent problem-solving skills
Experience creating lesson plans
Outdoor and wilderness trip experience
Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations
Must be able to pass a background criminal investigation.
Clean driving record with a valid driver’s license
Competitive salary based on overall experience. Pro-deal availability. NVW provides training and a friendly and challenging work environment. NVW offers health care benefits to full-time employees, paid holidays, and vacation time.
To apply, go to www.newvisionwilderness.com/employment and fill out the application. Please contact David Puhl, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any other questions.