New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens, young adults, and their families. NVW is the home of cutting-edge relational model and individualized wilderness therapy. NVW offers innovative therapeutic wilderness therapy interventions such as long-term Wilderness Therapy Immersion, 1:1 Intensives, Family Therapy, School Programs, and a service package of excellent Continuing Care options. The wilderness offers an excellent opportunity to learn about yourself, others, and the environment.

North Woods is our Wisconsin-based program for adolescents and pre-teens (12-17), which is located in Medford, Wisconsin. West Coast is our Oregon-based program for adolescents (12-17) and young adults (18-25+), which is located in Bend, Oregon.

We operate year-round and offer advancement opportunities. We currently have several position openings at both locations.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (in education and training programs and activities), age, disability, or retaliation.

Current Listings

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North Woods Field (Medford, WI)

Field Specialist (WI)

Academic and Adventure Education Specialist (WI)

Program Director (WI)

Lead Field Therapist (WI)

Field Instructor (WI)

Field Mentor (WI)

West Coast (Bend, OR)

Program Director (OR)

Field Specialist (OR)

Field Instructor (OR)

East Coast (Opening Soon)

Clinical Director – East

Program Director – East

Logistics Manager – East

Executive Director – East

Lead Field Therapist – East

Field Instructor – East

Contact with questions.

What You’ll Be Doing

Wilderness Instructors

Our instructors are healthy role models for each client out in the field. You will live, eat and work together as a group, and also help process and guide clients to more appropriate decisions in their life. While in the outdoors, you will teach outdoor living skills (building shelters, preparing food, making fires), use problem solving techniques to maneuver through environmental challenges, and lead daily personal reflective time, journaling, and meditation activities.You will also have the opportunity to help structure and mold both the program and organization. You will be the catalyst to help keep things fresh, keep each goal in sight, and provide different perspectives to a growing program.

    Time Commitment

So that you may develop professionally and truly learn about the wilderness therapy field, a 6-12 month commitment works best. If you cannot commit to this time frame, seasonal and/or other timeframe commitments are open for consideration.You will work an 8-day-on, 6-day-off shift, with staff change each Tuesday.

Wilderness Therapists

Our therapists are clinical intervention providers to each client in the field. You will live, eat and work together within a group, and also utilize NVW’s clinical models for clients to assess current situations in their life and provide constructive instruction in how to move forward. While in the outdoors, you will be involved with all processes of clinical intake, case management, individual and group therapy, post-trip clinical summaries and all related paperwork.You will also have the opportunity to help structure and mold both the program and organization. You will be an important team member who helps to keep things fresh, and provide different perspectives to a growing program.

Time Commitment

Full time and Part time positions are available.


Our programs operate year round and we happily embrace all four seasons to the fullest. With these two awesome locations, and major cities within two hours away, you’ll have plenty of options of city life and wilderness life.

Medford, Wisconsin

North Woods is our location for pre-teen and adolescent programming (clients ages 12-17). All programming is based out of the abundant Chequamegon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin which provides easy access from Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee and all throughout the Midwestern United States.

Bend, Oregon

West Coast is our location for adolescent (clients ages 12-17) and young adult programming (clients ages 18+). All programming is based out of the abundant Cascade Mountains in Western Oregon which provides easy access from Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and all throughout the Western United States.

General Perks and Rewards – Full Time

Competitive Salary

Pro-deal availability

Performance-based bonuses

Training Stipend

Paid Vacation

NVW provides training and a friendly and challenging work environment.

The Essentials

Team members who are dedicated, hard working, passionate, caring, eager to be challenged, and really want to make a difference rather than working for a check will thrive in this environment.
At minimum:

Masters degree required – Therapists Bachelors degree required – Instructors Internship requirements vary+ years of age Pass a Background Criminal Investigation State Driver’s License preferred:North Woods – Wisconsin West Coast – Oregon Certified Wilderness First Responder preferred Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended duration
Minimum of one year experience working in the field with at-risk youth, or comparable experience.


Online application is available by clicking on the current listings links in the Current Listings section above.If you need to mail in your resume and cover letter, please send it to our Wisconsin office.

New Vision Wilderness, LLC

PO Box 29
Medford, WI 54451

p. 715-748-0251
f. 262.780.1781
Contact with questions.


How To Contact New Vision

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