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• $23.69-$27.50
Benefits & Rewards:
• 24 vacation days (increases with years of service)
• 8 sick days
• Quality low cost benefits (you can view our plans by visiting https://benefits.devereux.org)
• 403(b) plan with employer match/contribution
• Employee Assistance Program
• Interested in advancing your career? Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND - the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers - the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential. This program includes 100% of tuition covered (up to $15k reimbursed annually for undergraduate and $25k reimbursed annually for graduate) and student loan repayment! Learn more here

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 unaccompanied 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 unaccompanied 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.

• The Recreational Specialist works on a rotating schedule, with working hours from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
The Recreational Specialist is required to work one day every weekend, either Saturday or Sunday.

Being a Bilingual Recreational Specialist 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.

The Bilingual Recreational Specialist 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

• 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)
• Must be empathetic and have a team approach to care for our individuals.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Fully immunized/vaccinated (or have a medical/religious exemption) for Varicella, MMR, TdAp, Influenza prior to starting.
• Must be 21 years of age or older (per licensing standards).
• Valid Massachusetts Driver's License.

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


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