"TRAINING FOR CHAOS"
Please read this carefully. This document outlines the information that you will be expected to provide and the expectations of our hiring team.
WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
Thank you for your interest in Sergeant Rescue. Attached you will find a copy of the position description with a list of requested application information for the Wilderness Instructor Training Course (WITC).
When organizing your resume, please emphasize and highlight the following areas:
Please see the subsequent pages in this packet for more details regarding qualifications. Applications are requested on a regular cycle posted at the end of this document. We will review applications and conduct phone interviews with the most qualified candidates. Invitations to the WITC in State College, Pennsylvania are extended to qualified candidates after each interview cycle. Please note, though the price has not yet been set, there will be a tuition charge to cover food, lodging and materials during the WITC. WITC course tuition is generally projected at $750 per accepted applicant.
We look forward to welcoming some our inaugural new staff onto our team of wilderness medicine educators. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Jason Tartalone, WEMT-P, TP-C, NRP
Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting
SRTC WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTRUCTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION
REVISED: FEB, 2018
Sergeant Rescue Wilderness Instructor Training Course (WITC) graduates teach courses ranging in length from two to nine days on a year-round basis. Our new staffing plans are regionally centered. However, instructors may be expected to teach throughout the United States. Teaching days vary from 8 - 12 hours and may include evenings. Sergeant Rescue is asking it’s new instructors to commit to at least 40 days of teaching per year for a minimum of 3 years. This will include a mix of two, three, and ten-day courses. Once you are WITC complete you may also begin to branch out into some of the other aspects of SRTC’s Wilderness Division. You can begin to train and become certified to teach our NASAR courses and possibly some of our wilderness rescue programs.
Responsibilities and Travel Opportunities
The life of a wilderness medicine instructor includes traveling long distances to course locations and dealing with a variety of living situations. In addition to providing outstanding and thorough lectures on medical topics and supervising students' hands-on learning, your responsibilities will also may include collecting course fees, keeping accurate paperwork, collaborating with course sponsors, managing challenges and overseeing course equipment.
In addition to meeting the basic qualifications, SRTC instructors are expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, to be very professional, and to be great storytellers. A great sense of humor, including the ability to laugh at oneself, is highly encouraged as well. The more personality you can put into your teaching, the more likely the students will retain what you are telling them.
Medical Background & Patient Care
Does taking the WFR ITC certify me to teach WFR courses on my own?
Will I be required to do any annual training with SRTC to maintain my instructor status?
How many spots are available in the WITC?
Can I host a WITC at my location?
Wilderness Instructor Training Course Application Process
REVISED: Feb, 2018
Complete the online application. After which you will receive several documents and possibly be asked to provide additional documentation.
The application package must include:
Following an application review, qualified applicants receive a phone interview. Offers to attend the Wilderness Instructor Training Course (WITC) will be made to the most suitable applicants after interviews are completed. Employment contracts are extended to WITC participants who pass the WITC and are ready to be hired at the end of the WITC. Ongoing evaluations occur after each course contract to evaluate your continued employment.