SUWS of the Carolinas
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SUWS of the Carolinas Careers and Employment

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  • CEO
    Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CCS
  • Company size
    51 to 200
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Wilderness Instructor in Old Fort, NC
on August 20, 2021
It was great to be outside and to work with at-risk youth in a wilderness setting. It was hard to get fulltime status (meaning they would cover health insurance and have job security) and the 8 days on/ 6 days off would take a toll.
Direct Care Worker in Old Fort, NC
on May 31, 2021
very rewarding and difficult to work with students, Caring culture of hardworking people, demanding and a culture of always going above and beyond, high stress, pay needs to improve,
Wilderness Field Instructor in Old Fort, NC
on January 7, 2021
SUWS is a special place. As a field instructor, it definitely does not have the greatest job outlook, but as a place to spend time outdoors, help kids, and get to know yourself better, it is truly amazing. Don't get me wrong, it is a hard job and some days truly suck, some shifts truly suck, but it is so rewarding. I wish I had found this place right out of college, when I had no life obligations, because it is truly a unique and beautiful experience.
Field Instructor, logistics coordinator in Old Fort, NC
on April 5, 2020
The staff culture at Suws is amazing. It is a place that every instructor learns and grows as instructors and as humans. The week on week off schedule is great for going on your own and adventures and vacations, but can also be difficult to balance relationships with loved ones and friends.
Master Instructor in Old Fort, NC
on February 11, 2020
Ever wanted to join the special forces but not a fan of killing people and drinking kool-aide? This job might be just what you're looking for. Field instructing simultaneously serves as an entry level position in counseling/mental health industry, the outdoor industry, and the medical field. You are trained to first teach yourself to survive and thrive in physically and emotionally challenging environments. Then, your job is to teach others the same. This kind of experience is applicable to not only many if not ~all~ professions, but I would argue it can make you a better, stronger, more inventive and compassionate human being. The work environment is focused on camaraderie, community, support, self-care, and feedback. Management pushes you, but not without offering effectively round-the-clock support. Clinicians are knowledgeable and frequently giving with their time and support. It's no secret that the outdoor industry tends to be chiefly populated and operated by white men. While that's certainly the case here, I felt like their hiring practices encouraged diversity, regardless of race, gender, age, orientation, religion, nationality, etc. Cons: the pay is abysmal

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It's a weekend long camp trip where you act like one of the students. Must show mental strength and care for one another and you'll get hired.

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