At Open Sky, the Transportation Specialist is part of an integrated team that delivers powerful and transformative therapeutic experiences for students and their families, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. Primary responsibilities of the position include welcoming new students, assisting with admissions paperwork, transporting students to Open Sky’s Mancos facility to collect gear and other required items, and delivering students to the Open Sky base camps in Utah and Colorado. The Transportation Specialist ensures that students are greeted and escorted through the first day admissions process in compliance with all safety standards and in alignment with the Open Sky Culture Pathway. The Transportation Specialist also transports students for medical and other purposes while they are enrolled in the program.

This position typically serves as the junior member of a two-person team when transporting students. This provides an opportunity for the Transportation Specialist to learn Open Sky’s transport procedures and gain experience dealing with a variety of situations. Depending on staffing needs, Transportation Specialists can earn a promotion to Lead Transportation Specialist and then Senior Transportation Specialist. This position requires the ability to maintain composure and de-escalate potentially stressful situations. Shifts are generally 8-12 hours, four days per week, and there are opportunities for overtime pay. Daily start time and end time will vary depending on student arrival time and other factors. 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


Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Required Skills:

First Aid and CPR certification (within the last year) strongly preferred. Obtain de-escalation and therapeutic holds certification. Obtain medication administration certification. Must be 21 years old. Have 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 Utah Provider Code of Conduct. Provide certified college transcripts, if applic

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.

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