At Open Sky, the Family Quest Guide is part of an integrated treatment team that delivers powerful and transformative therapeutic experiences for students and their families, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. The Family Quest Guide co-facilitates three-day, two-night intensive family therapy experiences in the field, supporting the physical and emotional safety of Open Sky students and their families during these activities.

This position works closely with Family Services Transition Mentors and cross-trains to perform Transition Mentor duties (graduations and post-graduation follow-up), if necessary. The Family Quest Guide trains and coaches Field Guides on the delivery of Family Quests and student graduations. Other duties include providing staff coverage to facilitate graduations and providing operational and logistical support for Family Services activities, including site maintenance and gear management. Other duties may be assigned.

This position has multiple levels, with one’s level determined by their background, experience, and licensure status. This position is eligible for Open Sky’s benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401K) depending on employee classification and hours worked.

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding


Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of three years of wilderness therapy field experience required. Must be passionate about adolescent and family treatment and experienced with working collaboratively with others to achieve goals.

Required Skills:

Skilled at teaching and leading mindfulness exercises. Computer literate, with excellent communication and writing skills. Have a clean driving record and valid driver’s license. Complete DMV release for inquiry and review of driving record. Pass pre-employment physical and drug screening. Pass Colorado, Utah, and FBI background checks. Review and sign the Utah Provider Code of Conduct. Provide certified college transcripts, if applicable.

About Open Sky Wilderness

About Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy is the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience for early adolescents (12-14), adolescents (14-17), young adults (18-30) and their families, since 2006. Nestled in the mountains of southwest Colorado and the canyon country of southeast Utah, the Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family. This approach integrates the latest in evidence-based clinical modalities with innovative, research-driven holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices. When a family partners with Open Sky, they embark on a rewarding adventure of self-discovery and learn valuable skills that promote lasting success.

Application Instructions

Please submit resume, cover letter and application: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1008930/Open-Sky-Wilderness-Therapy/Family-Quest-Guide