Program Guide positions are responsible for the direct supervision, safety, health, and wellbeing of the residents while implementing the program curriculum and facilitating therapeutic weekly treatment plans. The Guide role’s primary purpose is to learn the program and the necessary hard and soft skills while providing support to other members of the Program Guide team and following the direction of the Program Manager and Resident Supervisors.

Tagged as: Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Therapeutic Counselors


Bachelor’s degree preferable, specifically in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Farming/Agroecology, or Outdoor Education/Leadership 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.
Minimum preferred age is 21

Required Skills:

Must provide and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification. CPR certifications must be from a classroom training. Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder are acceptable. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Able to pass thorough background checks. Able to pass onboarding and ongoing drug screens. 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 visit our career page for our complete job description and online application: https://pacificquest.org/job-opportunities/program-guide-27/