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Ministry Support (Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries) Group Services Instructor in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

Category/Shift/Hours per 2 week pay period:  Per-Diem / Day Shift / 0-29 hours per pay period

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries is one of the premier employers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. We are a non-profit organization which includes Diakon Senior Living Services and Diakon Child, Family, and Community Ministries.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the facilitation of special group activities assigned through the operations of the Diakon Wilderness Services Special Group program. 
  • Plans and develops specific activities for special group use of the Tower, Low and High Ropes course and other team building activities as requested by the Program Director. 
  • Supervises clients and/or other special services instructors while participating in climbing tower, high ropes, low ropes and other initiatives.
  • Facilitates special group activities, maintaining safe participation, utilizing "challenge by choice" methods, and processing the experience with the clients, helping them to fully realize the goals of the program.  
  • Childline & DHS FBI clearance results are required prior to beginning employment.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Program-need covid vaccine card or file for an exemption.
  • Outdoor adventure program experience preferred.


Education/Training: A Bachelors degree in Experiential Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Education or related field of study normally required.


Experience: A minimum of two (2) years' experience in related position normally required. Substantial experience planning and facilitating experiential team-building events normally required.  

ADA: Ability to sit, stand, lift, bend, reach, push, and pull items weighing up to 50 lbs.; visual and auditory skills

Compensation and Benefits: Diakon offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for Full-Time and Part-Time employees. Day 1 Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. We also offer tuition assistance, generous paid time off,  401(k) plan with employer match, voluntary short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance and the ability to earn referral bonuses up to $3,000.

Staff receive excellent training through a comprehensive paid general orientation including customer service training. We offer continuing training and education, provide the ability for career advancement, and host staff appreciation and special events. Diakon also maintains a discretionary emergency fund, which can be of assistance to staff members during critical times. In addition, Diakon offers a Love of Thy Neighbor Fund, which provides a per-day living expense and matches up to five PTO days for approved service or mission trips with other nonprofit organizations.

Diakon is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/VETS/Disabled