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Certified Game Master IV (Master level billable $40/hr)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 09:50 AM, last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:16 AM
A master-level position. The Certified Level 4 Professional Game Master will run regular sessions with various clients, at various client locations. The GM IV is also the master trainer of all other GMs, and the senior level report. The GM IV provides advocacy, public speaking, training for players, game masters, educators, and therapists for RPG Therapeutics Staff and clients. $40+ per game session hour. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately. Billable positions open Summer 2018.

Certified Level 4 Tabletop RPG / LARP Game Master Therapist & Trainer

Department(s): Therapeutic RPG

Location(s): Varies

Reports to: President

General Purpose

The Certified Level 4 Game Master will run regular sessions with various clients, at various client locations. The GM IV is also the master trainer of all other GMs, and the senior level report for the entire department. The GM IV provides advocacy, public speaking, training for players, game masters, educators, and therapists for RPG Therapeutics Staff and clients. $40+ per game session hour.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Train staff and clients on:

  • RPG Therapeutics processes, methodologies, and policies.
  • Program plan creation process
  • RPG / LARP / CRPG / SABM Game master skills
  • RPG / LARP / CRPG / SABM Player skills
  • RPG facilitation
  • RPG advocacy
  • Drum circle and other music-related facilitation skills
  • Therapeutic RPG skills
  • Educational RPG skills

 

  • Oversee, design, and implement program plans
  • Run therapeutic RPG/LARP sessions for clients.
  • Typically 3-5 players per session.
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with RPG Therapeutics rules and guidelines, including GM Code of Conduct.
  • Customize program plans to meet client's assessed needs.
  • Complete and regularly update assessment forms.
  • Prepared character sheets for participants to use.
  • Run campaign adventures spanning several weeks or months, typically once per week per client group.
  • Insure participant compliance with Player Code of Conduct.
  • Regularly report to RPG Therapist staff.
  • Attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one free training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours)
  • Availability for at least 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions typically 3-5 hours), and up to 8 session per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

 

Education and Training

Required:

  • Minimum Level 4 GM Certification
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
  • Washington State Registered Recreational Therapist (other state licensing will be considered as well).

 

Optional but preferred:

  • Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC).
  • Other RPG Related certifications/training.
  • Recreation /event management training/certification.
  • Masters degree
  • Other therapeutic and recreation certification, training, degrees, licensing.

 

Knowledge and Experience

Required:

  • Minimum 20+ years experience as Game Master.
  • Minimum 10+ years therapeutic field experience
  • Minimum 5+ years education professional experience
  • Minimum 5+ years music professional experience

 

Preferred:

  • 30+ years experience as Game Master (GM)
  • 10+ years personal experience with all 4 RPG formats.
  • 20+ years work in therapeutic field
  • 10+ years work in educational field
  • 10+ years in music field

 

Core Competencies

  • Strong therapeutic background
  • Strong recreational background
  • Exceptional management skills
  • Exceptional GM organization skills
  • Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional storytelling skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress
  • Passionate supportive energy

 

Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at RPG Therapeutics offices or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations

 

Hours: Varies

Job Type: Contract

Job Location:

  • Spokane, WA

 

Required education:

  • Masters Degree
  • CTRS
  • MT-BC

 

Required experience:

  • Game Master: 20 years
  • Therapy professional: 10 years
  • Education professional: 5 years
  • Music professional: 5 years

 

Required language:

  • English

 

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Certified Game Master IV
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)
  • Related therapeutic license/certification/degree

 

  • Are you in Spokane, WA?
  • Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor's?
  • How many years of Game Master experience do you have?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Game Master Therapist?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)?
  • Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check?

 

Note: We have overwhelming demand from paying clients far outpacing our ability to provide services due to a lack of sufficiently qualified people. Since it is so difficult to find qualified candidates, we are willing to take on the more exceptional and dedicated prospects as volunteer trainees to prepare them to fulfill next year's client demand. So some of these positions may be intended for billable/payable hiring in 2018.

Note:Since we know how difficult it is to find candidates with the requisite certifications, a combination of skills, experience, and related training/certification/degree will also be taken into consideration. For those candidates already meeting most of the GM experience background, and that already have other related education/training/certification, there is the option to apply as a trainee to receive training and experience working toward certification. Since even this is challenging to find, we are also able to accept a limited number of candidates as volunteer employees, and/or unpaid trainees/interns, to receive free training to work toward passing the certification tests. The courses are typically available about once per week, and at that rate, candidates typically take anywhere from 3 months to a year to reach sufficient qualification for passing the certification.

For a list of all opportunities available at RPG Therapeutics LLC, please see: http://www.rpgtherapeutics.com/contact/employment/opportunities

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