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The Children's Study Home

44 Sherman Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01109
Website:studyhome.org/

Company Description:
The Children’s Study Home serves children, adolescents, and families with special needs throughout the Pioneer Valley and Cape Cod areas. The children we serve are often struggling to cope with behavioral, psychiatric, and cognitive issues related to the experiences they have survived. Our staff assesses their needs and develops individualized service plans that foster recovery, growth, and wellness.
Salary Range:Location:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
Master's Degree
Preference: Nice to have
3+
Preference: Nice to have
Description:

$2,000 Signing Bonus/Competitive Salary/Comprehensive Benefit Package

The Children’s Study Home is an inclusive organization. LGBTQIA+ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply!

The Children’s Study Home is dedicated to providing trauma-informed therapeutic and educational services to diverse children and families, building the foundation for lifelong success at home, school, and the community.

Recreational Therapist

Job purpose

The Recreational Therapist is assigned to clients ages 7-22 and community members of all ages. Recreational therapy is evidence-based and fits within the trauma-informed framework already utilized by each of our programs. The Recreational Therapists provides treatment interventions incorporating evidence-based activities that address and begin to destigmatize diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit and other common diagnoses, especially those triggered or augmented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in working with children and utilizing recreational therapy or related models
  • Currently holds a recreational therapy certification or eligibility is preferred 
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Knowledge of principles, theory, practice, and terminology of therapeutic recreation
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication.  
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Demonstrated ability and competency in treating clients that range in age from children to young adults who have prior traumatic experiences and mental health issues
  • Skilled in exercising discretion in handling confidential information
  • Support working relationships with persons from varied ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds
  • Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgement, discretion, and decision making to achieve objectives
Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in working with children and utilizing recreational therapy or related models
  • Currently holds a recreational therapy certification or eligibility is preferred 
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Knowledge of principles, theory, practice, and terminology of therapeutic recreation
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication.  
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Demonstrated ability and competency in treating clients that range in age from children to young adults who have prior traumatic experiences and mental health issues
  • Skilled in exercising discretion in handling confidential information
  • Support working relationships with persons from varied ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds
  • Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgement, discretion, and decision making to achieve objectives


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