Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.

Job 176564 - Senior ABC Facilitator
Plattsburgh, NY

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Job Details

Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Provides adventure-based counseling services by leading activities for therapeutic gains.                                           

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide logistical and support service necessary for adventure programs
  • Provide field supervision for facilitators and interns
  • Lead the site management and safety planning for adventure activities
  • Lead and implement quality management plans
  • Administer treatment outcome tools
  • Provide adventure-based counseling services within an acceptable industry standard
  • Communicate with families of participants to ensure attendance
  • Transport participant to activity sites
  • Responsible for the safety of the participants
  • Model appropriate active wear based on weather conditions for program participants
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development
  • Provide appropriate emergency response when necessary
  • Complete mandatory trainings as required by program and BHSN needs
  • Additional duties as assigned related to scope of job description




  • Bachelor’s degree in human services field
  • Active NYS Guide’s License in the following activities:  Tier 2 Rock, Hiking, Camping, Boats and Canoes
  • Professional experience in a children’s mental health setting
  • Demonstrable abilities in primary leadership of adventure activities
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in adventure activities
  • Commitment to quality and safety
  • Must have sound judgment and decision making ability
  • Effective communication and engagement skills
  • Valid NYS driver’s license acceptable to insurance carrier standards
  • Physically capable of participation in a wide range of adventure activities including back packing, rappelling, rock climbing, kayaking, ropes course work, overnight camping, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, Tyrolean traverse, and hiking
  • Must be capable of working in very warm or very cold weather conditions

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