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CTRS + Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master Therapist - $25 (entry-level) to $90+/hr (DOE) (Greater Spokane Area) (Hybrid)

Spokane, United States

Summary: The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master (RPGP-GM1) facilitates regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations and online. Wage dependd on experience and qualifications (DOE). Advancement to $120+/hr available over time. The Recreational Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation, Therapeutic Game Master / Game Master Therapist role provides professional Recreational RPG, Entertainment RPG, Educational RPG, and Therapeutic RPG / Role-Playing Game Therapy (RPG Therapy).  


This role covers tasks relevant to:

* The NCTRC Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

* The Role-Playing Game Professional diploma / certification.

* The Role-Playing Game Therapy Therapist diploma / certification.


REQUIREMENTS

* Must have current National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist) certification. 

* Must have level 1 RPG Professional Certification or RPG Research's Level 1 RPG Professional Diploma, or equivalent proven verifiable training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that meets our high standards of practice. 

* In addition to some remote work, candidate must be able to work in-person in the greater Spokane, Washington and/or Post Falls / Coeur d'Alene, Idaho "Inland Empire" region. (We will later be also hiring additional staff in other areas of Washington state, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Utah).

* We are authorized by Washington state to hire minors as employees as young as 14 years old (some restrictions apply). 

* Minimum 3 years verifiable active RPG GM experience - average 2 group sessions per month ore more frequently.

* Minimum 5 years active RPG player experience

* Experience working with a wide range of populations

* Experience working with at-risk and/or high-risk populations

* Must have own transportation.

* Experience running RPG sessions as GM for at least 5 different RPG systems (all d20 variants only count as one RPG system)

* Be very flexible about scheduling and location (we often provide programs at client sites and other organizations' facilities under contract)


RESPONSIBILITIES

* Arrange and manage RPG Sessions with clients

* Facilitate and run RPG Sessions as Game Master / Dungeon Master (GM / DM)

* Contact and coordinate schedules with players/clients

* RPG sessions consist of: tabletop (TRPG), live-action (LRPG and larp), electronic (ERPG), and hybrids (RPG).

* RPG sessions will meet therapeutic, educational, entertainment or recreational goals as per client requirements

* More senior experienced CTRS staff will provide training to new staff and CTRS internships.

* Will act as facilitator and instructor for our programs providing training, workshops, and other educational services.

* Will comply with our policies and procedures, especially assessment, planning, implementation, evaluiation, documentation, and re- (APIE D R).

* Create and manage recreational therapy / therapeutic recreation program plans and transition plans

* Follow APIE (+D +R) standards

* In addition to RPG-based programs, may also provide broader recreational therapy interventions using other non-RPG modalities


CHALLENGES

* We work with ages 2.5 years old through senior adults

* We work client with a very broad range of neurodiversity and abilities, including non-verbal

* We work with at-risk and high-risk populations

* We provide services globally

* We provide tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid RPG services

* Position begins part-time during probationary period, and ramps up typically to 32 hours per week (maximum 40 hours per week only if approved by supervisor - due to work-life balance emphasis, and the cognitive intensity of GMing, we strive to keep your hours in the 20-30 range, avoiding overtime).

* May remain part-time if you prefer (discuss during interview), must be available a minimum of 4-8 hours per week..





Responsibilities

* Arrange and manage RPG Sessions with clients

* Facilitate and run RPG Sessions as Game Master / Dungeon Master (GM / DM)

* Contact and coordinate schedules with players/clients

* RPG sessions consist of: tabletop (TRPG), live-action (LRPG and larp), electronic (ERPG), and hybrids (RPG).

* RPG sessions will meet therapeutic, educational, entertainment or recreational goals as per client requirements

* More senior experienced CTRS staff will provide training to new staff and CTRS internships.

* Will act as facilitator and instructor for our programs providing training, workshops, and other educational services.

* Will comply with our policies and procedures, especially assessment, planning, implementation, evaluiation, documentation, and re- (APIE D R).

Challenges

* We work with ages 2.5 years old through senior adults

* We work client with a very broad range of neurodiversity and abilities, including non-verbal

* We work with at-risk and high-risk populations

* We provide services globally

* We provide tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid RPG services

* Position begins part-time during probationary period, and ramps up typically to 32 hours per week (maximum 40 hours per week only if approved by supervisor - due to work-life balance emphasis, and the cognitive intensity of GMing, we strive to keep your hours in the 20-30 range, avoiding overtime).

* May remain part-time if you prefer (discuss during interview), must be available a minimum of 4-8 hours per week..

Requirements

* Must have current National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist) certification. 

* Must have level 1 RPG Professional Certification or RPG Research's Level 1 RPG Professional Diploma, or equivalent proven verifiable training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that meets our high standards of practice. 

* In addition to some remote work, candidate must be able to work in-person in the greater Spokane, Washington and/or Post Falls / Coeur d'Alene, Idaho "Inland Empire" region. (We will later be also hiring additional staff in other areas of Washington state, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Utah).

* We are authorized by Washington state to hire minors as employees as young as 14 years old (some restrictions apply). 

* Minimum 3 years verifiable active RPG GM experience - average 2 group sessions per month ore more frequently.

* Minimum 5 years active RPG player experience

* Experience working with a wide range of populations

* Experience working with at-risk and/or high-risk populations

* Must have own transportation.

* Experience running RPG sessions as GM for at least 5 different RPG systems (all d20 variants only count as one RPG system)

* Be very flexible about scheduling and location (we often provide programs at client sites and other organizations' facilities under contract)

What's great in the job?

  • Some remote work available
  • Flexible schedule
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Highly effective, research and evidence-in-practice proven beneficial impact of our programs on improving the functioning and quality of life of our clients.
Job Complexity:
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Team / Company Size:

5 / 10 people

Avg Group Size:

3-5

Minimum Hours Available

4-8 hours per week

Company Growth:

50% YoY