Hilo, HI (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
Pacific Quest, an outdoor therapy program in Hawaii, is pleased to welcome Jody St. Joseph as the Adolescent Program Director. In her new role, Jody is responsible for supervision of the adolescent program, personnel management, and assistance with outreach coordination. Other responsibilities will include co-development and quality assurance of supervisory roles, ensuring follow-through of behavioral treatment plans as well as collaborating with both clinical and wellness departments. Jody’s expertise will be invaluable in overseeing program policies and procedures, curriculum implementation, and providing performance evaluations for the supervisor team.
Jody graduated with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Prior to joining the Pacific Quest team, Jody spent ten years at a prominent Wilderness Therapy Program in Utah, where she worked as a Field Instructor and later as Program Director. Jody has extensive experience in experiential education, therapeutic recreation and program management. After hearing about Pacific Quest, she became interested in joining the team and is now happy to be serving as Program Director of the Adolescent program in Ka’u.
Pacific Quest's wilderness therapy program has established an exceptional team of highly respected professionals to assist families in need. Mike McKinney, Executive Director, comments, "Jody is known for her incredible energy, positive and enthusiastic demeanor, problem-solving skills, team building, extensive management experience and in-depth knowledge of outdoor therapeutic programming. We are delighted to welcome her to our team!”
About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.