5139 NE 94th Ave., Ste C, Vancouver, WA 98662 info@projectpatch.org 360.690.8495

Our Staff

Project Patch’s success depends on hiring great people and training and equipping them to meet the challenges of working with at-risk teens.  The application, screening, and interview process is extensive.  We hire committed Christians who will keep kids physically and emotionally safe, offer consistency, and be involved in the teens’ activities and lives.

All Patch staff members meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be free from a criminal history and go through fingerprint checks
  • Receive pre-employment and random drug screening
  • Have extensive orientation training and supervision before working independently
  • Are CPR and First Aid certified
  • Have annual training in Positive Control System (for de-escalation/physical safety)
  • Take a van driver safety course
  • Get annual training review (safety topics)
  • Get training in medication management (direct care/therapists)
  • Required to get 20 hours of continuing education annually
  • Trained in Outdoor Therapeutic Program
  • Trained in Ministry Insights© Personality Profile

Many Patch staff members are also trained in the following areas:

  • Wilderness First Responders
  • Wilderness  Advanced First Aid
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Lifeguard with waterfront endorsement
  • Climbing wall facilitators
  • Raft guides
  • Backpacking/camping
  • Fly fishing

For more qualifications for specific departments, click here.

For information about the leadership team, click herhttp://www.projectpatch.orge.