Do you like to hike, climb, and enjoy the wilderness?
Do you want to make a positive change in someone's life?
Then blueFire might be the perfect opportunity for you.
blueFire Wilderness is a premier wilderness therapy program that is in Southern Idaho. Our staff are some of the best across therapeutic programs because we take our time finding the right fit, we hire only people dedicated to wilderness and we look for people with a passion for helping change lives. blueFire helps at-risk youth overcome their challenges to become the best versions of themselves. Our 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off schedule allows for half of your life to be recreation time.
A Day in the Life...
Each day begins with getting up 30 minutes before the kids. Then, I wake them up and help them get ready for the day. We do morning meds and then transition into breakfast. Breakfast is a great ritual and helps everyone fuel up for the day’s activities.
On base camp days we get ourselves and the kids ready for when the therapists arrive. The therapists will spend the day with the kids, allowing us field staff time to work on other projects or enjoy the free time. If the group is on expedition, they do morning group sessions or meditation, then after our expedition activities, we find a spot for lunch. While on adventure, we may be rock climbing at the City of Rocks National Monument, Backpacking near the Sawtooth Mountains, Canoeing or River Rafting in the Snake River Canyon, or backpacking all over the deserts of Southern Idaho.
In the afternoon, the kids work on their curriculum/assignments/hard skills and we check in to see how everyone is doing. As field staff, we often help them complete their therapeutic assignments. If it’s an adventure day, kids work on their therapeutic assignments until dinner time. Once dinner is ready, they wash their hands, prep, and eat dinner.
Following dinner, we clean up and carry out kitchen duties. The kids actually enjoy helping out and are responsible for a lot of the cleanup. At an evening circle, we all go around and share how the day went. We follow that up with the overall layout of the evening and prepare for the next day.
In the end, we are helping and guiding these young people to find meaning and direction in their lives.
5 Things I Love about my Job at blueFire
1. The interactions I have with the kids
2. Going on Adventures!
3. Working with the staff
4. Working with the therapists
5. Working for 2 weeks, then off for 2
Adventure Coordinator - Full Job Description
Responsible for Adventure safety, Adventure training, supervision of Adventure activities, and leading outdoor education programs day trips, multi-day trips, and assigned activities relating to the BlueFire program.
Milieu Therapist - Full Job Description
Our milieu therapists support the implementation of each client's treatment plan by providing individual and group therapy. The milieu therapist is also a key role in integrating the clinical work with the day to day work our field instructors do. The role involves a significant amount of client contact time as well as time spent coaching and supporting our frontline staff.
Admissions Coordinator- Full Job Description
The Admissions Coordinator is responsible for collecting admissions paperwork and working closely with admissions counselors and staff to ensure that all required documentation is received and executed. The admissions coordinator is a key component in ensuring all information is received and communicated clearly to all parties in our admissions process.
Logistics Assistant - Full Job Description
Responsible for providing backup support to wilderness staff; transporting clients; coordinating with management to supply materials to the field or assisting in other times of need.
Field Instructor - Full Job Description
Our Wilderness Field Instructors become mentors to our clients by helping them overcome their challenges while engaging in a wide array of activities. Our Instructors participate in a variety of adventure activities such as rock climbing and hiking and are trained to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional safety of our clients. Make sure to check out our Upcoming Seminars for Field Instructors, click here to view.