Join a dedicated team of professionals this summer and make a difference in the lives of Jewish young adults. We are seeking outdoor professionals, Jewish educators, and licensed clinical therapists to support our Wilderness Therapy program in Summer 2022.
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“The mechanism through which change occurs out in the wilderness is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The wilderness has a way of slowing everything down, and showing me what matters most. It is where I am my best self, and where, I believe, others can find their best selves.”
~Danit, BaMidbar Field Guide
– Primary Therapist –
Are you a licensed mental health professional looking to use wilderness and adventure-based experiences as part of your therapeutic process? Working in BaMidbar’s Wilderness Therapy program, Primary Therapists oversee clinical care for a field group of 7-9 students. The Primary Therapist is responsible for client intake, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, clinical notes, and discharge summaries. The Primary Therapist will work with a team of trained field guides to build a positive group milieu and therapeutic environment and support the implementation of student treatment plans through experiential activities.
– Field Mentor –
The Field Mentor serves as a mentor and support system for Field Guides over the course of the season. The Field Mentor has a keen eye for risk management, and helps guides promote a culture of safety in all aspects of field life. Through observation in the field, weekly debriefs, teaching technical and fundamental skills, supporting implementation of therapeutic concepts, integrating Jewish values and traditions, and connecting personally with staff, the Field Mentor helps Field Guides maximize their impact on students’ experience.
– Field Guide –
Assistant and Lead Field Guides serve as mentors and wilderness guides for young adults struggling with mild to moderate social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. Through applying therapeutic concepts, teaching technical and fundamental skills, integrating Jewish values and traditions, and connecting personally with students, staff serve as a support system for program participants. Using BaMidbar’s supportive, strengths-based approach, Field Guides encourage students to move beyond their comfort zones to experience new, unexpected levels of confidence, personal achievement, and growth.
– Jewish Life and Learning Coordinator –
The Jewish Life and Learning Coordinator serves as a mentor and Jewish educator for young adults struggling with mild to moderate social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. The Jewish Life and Learning Coordinator serves as Shaliach Tzibbur and songleader for the program, guides development and implementation of Shabbat/holiday programming and Jewish learning, and plays a role in curriculum and lesson plan development.
– Basecamp Intern –
Basecamp Interns support logistical and programmatic needs for field groups while they are at basecamp. Basecamp Interns serve as mentors for young adults struggling with mild to moderate social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges, camping with the group in the field from Thursday-Sunday each week. Basecamp Interns also support programmatic logistical needs, and substitute for Field Guides as needed.
Click here to access the application form.