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The Children's Study Home Direct Care Staff (OSEP) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Direct Care Staff (OSEP) Full Time Manual Labor Administration, Springfield, MA, US Requisition ID: 1848 $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 Therapy Direct Care Staff Job purpose The Recreational Therapy Direct Care staff serves as a therapeutic agent to young children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral needs. Under the direction of the Recreational Therapist, the direct care staff are responsible for directly engaging the clients by implementing 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 High School Diploma/GED/Equivalent; Associates degree preferred. 1-2 year of experience working with children and utilizing recreational therapy or related models Must be CPR/First Aid certified. Current valid driver's license preferred. Must possess the skills for effective use of the English language to read, write, and speak (i.e. to express ideas, state facts, and provide information in person/reports/correspondence); bilingual preferred. Proficient with computers, phones and copiers. Proficient with e-mail, internet savvy, Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook and Excel). Physical and mental capacity to work in stressful situations and de-escalate individuals who have limited cognition and complex needs Support working relationships with persons from varied ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds Skilled in exercising discretion in handling confidential information