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, and integrative wellness. Guides and residents exercise together, maintain the gardens, 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. To apply, vist our career page: https://pacificquest.org/careers/

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Therapeutic Counselors


- Bachelor’s degree preferable, in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Farming or Outdoor Education OR a minimum of two years relevant experience
- Experience is preferred in Rites of Passage, Education, Horticultural Therapy, Health and Wellness, 12 Step Recovery, Gardening, and/or experience in
Therapeutic Settings such as Wilderness Therapy or Residential Treatment Centers
- Valid driver’s license with a clean record
- Preferred age 25 years or older

Required Skills:

- Must provide and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification. CPR certifications must be from a classroom training
- Maintain a current NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) certification provided by Pacific Quest
- Able to pass a thorough background check and drug screen
- Maintain current physical and TB clearance

About Pacific Quest

Located on the eastern slope of Hawaii's Big Island, Pacific Quest offers a unique experience for struggling Adolescents (13-17) and Young Adults (18-24). Many residents come to Pacific Quest because traditional therapy methods have not been successful. They are often distressed and overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life. In our sensory-rich and dynamic environment, interventions are tailored to meet residents where they are able to help them achieve optimal growth

Application Instructions

Please follow the link for our career page and online application: https://pacificquest.org/careers/