University of Utah Health Ropes Challenge Course Facilitator - PRN hours in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for planning and implementing community based ropes challenge course groups.


  • Facilitates community groups on the challenge course.

  • Ensures overall physical, emotional health and safety of group members while on course.

  • Introduces customers to the community program and ensures necessary health and information forms are complete.

  • Assembles and disassembles challenge course equipment. Inspects and maintains equipment.

  • Plans the sequence of provided programs and facilitates activities to meet group goals.

  • Attends challenge course technical trainings and meetings.

  • Documents, reports and evaluates equipment, challenge course use and related incidents.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

  • Ability to make decisions related to the participant’s emotional, physical health and safety issues involving equipment and the course.

  • Must possess the skills to handle emergency situations in a calm and competent manner.

  • Must demonstrate understanding of group process, group stages and group facilitation skills.




  • One year of previous challenge course facilitator experience or equivalency.

  • Successful completion of the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) R.O.P.E.S. training requirements.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science, Human Services or related field.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those with psychiatric conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 29665

Reg/Temp Temporary

Employment Type PRN

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Varies

Location Name Univ Neuropsychiatric Inst

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.