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Bilingual Recreational/Vocational Therapist

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: Rutland
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


Are you interested in making a life-saving difference for children and adolescents? Would you enjoy being part of a team working to change the world for the better?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

In response to the humanitarian crisis at America's ports of entry, Devereux provides short-term shelter care services for refugee children who have come to the United States without their legal guardian. Devereux will provide extremely high-quality, trauma-informed residential and educational services for refugee children, with intense supports for their social and emotional health. We will also ensure they receive excellent and immediate physical healthcare including pediatric, dental and nutritional supports for every child.

Devereux's ultimate goal is to ensure every refugee child who receives our services is successfully and quickly discharged into the loving care of their family sponsor and, during the short time they are with us, have received best-in-class medical, therapeutic, recreational and educational services designed specifically to address the traumas they have sustained during, and often before, their migration journey. This is a very high benchmark to set, but we have already begun partnering with leading legal defense nonprofits to ensure children in our care have access to the finest immigration advocates and supports our country offers.

Being a Bilingual Recreational/Vocational Therapist has many advantages
As a Bilingual Recreational/Vocational Therapist at Devereux, you will be a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, experts who share your passion for helping children in need. We offer:

--- A strong support system, forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research
--- An environment where you can to be an active decision maker on multi-disciplinary teams with the ability to have influence in our children's treatment plans
--- A unique medical setting with flexible schedules conducive to a comfortable, work-life balance
--- A culture that upholds a Servant Leadership perspective and provides paid training
--- A comprehensive benefit package, student tuition assistance, and opportunities for professional growth at one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country

The Bilingual Recreational/Vocational Therapist will review and promote program offerings with the children to discover their interests and desires to participate in the scheduled activities. You will also regularly check in with the individuals to assess attendance and continued interests. Your duties include planning and organizing activities and experiences, purchasing required supplies, maintaining an inventory or recreational equipment and vocational resources, and working to adequately staff all events and/or activities. This position will also provide specific recommendations and plans for children who exhibit issues with motor coordination, in consultation with the medical team. The Bilingual Recreational/Vocational Therapist will report to the Program Director.

Keywords: Vocational coach, vocational trainer, vocational specialist, recreational specialist, recreational therapy, psychology, social work, behavioral health, mental health, children, adolescents, caseworker, residential treatment, child welfare, human services, bilingual, Spanish



The IDEAL candidate will...
--- Be 21 years of age or older (required)
--- Bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy or relevant field and minimum one year experience in managing therapeutic activity services in a program for children or adolescents.
--- Be bilingual (English/Spanish)
--- Have a valid driver's license
--- Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for our individuals
--- Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
--- Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
--- Be able to attend ten days of in-house orientation on weekdays
--- Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approache.

Devereux conducts a very thorough background check process to ensure the safety of the children in our care.

Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate's understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.%334627%

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Worcester , Bilingual Recreational/Vocational Therapist, Other , Rutland, Massachusetts

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