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Posted by Pacific Quest on 01/24/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Outdoor Education

Company Type: DoesnotApply

State: HI

City: Hilo, Hawaii

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Located on the eastern slope of Hawaii's Big Island, Pacific Quest incorporates the best of wilderness therapy with the structure and clinical resources found in quality intermediate and residential care settings. Founded in 2004 by a team of professionals with experience in traditional nomadic wilderness therapy, Pacific Quest teaches Adolescents (ages 13-17) and Young Adults (ages 18-24) life skills that translate into the everyday world.

Program Guides work side-by-side with residents, helping them to understand and engage in PQ's therapeutic model of horticulture therapy, rites of passage ceremony, and integrative wellness. Guides and residents exercise together, maintain the gardens and grow their own food, engage in a variety of therapeutic curriculum and objectives, explore the island's natural wonders, and participate in community service projects. Guides teach residents how to be the best versions of themselves by role modeling healthy communication, holding boundaries, and making sure each resident is safe at all times. Guides operate on a 4-days on, 3-days off schedule—equating to 40-48 hours/week. Overnight staff allow Guides to sleep in their own homes each night. Lush greenery, volcanoes, and famous beaches can all be found on your drive into work. A competitive wage and benefits provided. A Bachelor's degree or two years of relevant experience in education, horticulture therapy, rites of passage, health and wellness, or work with at-risk youth is preferred. If you can make a one-year commitment and are a passionate and talented individual who desires to help students transform their lives, explore current job openings and fill out the online application.

About Pacific Quest

At Pacific Quest, we create life-changing experiences for teens and young adults. Our integrative behavioral health approach to whole-person wellness helps participants build sustainable life skills in a clinically-innovative and nurturing environment. In 2004, we set out to create a new kind of outdoor-based, integrated therapy program for teens and young adults. Our mission: provide the tools and skills they need for lifelong, sustainable, and positive change. We’ve been family-owned and operated since day one; we plan to stay that way.