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Certified RPG Player Archetype II - Therapeutic Settings (Volunteer to $20+/hr)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 10:40 AM, last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:44 AM
This is a mid-level volunteer or paid position with free training provided. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The Level 2 Player Archetype is trained to fulfil this role in therapeutic settings. The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help train Game Master Therapists to learn how to address such situations more effectively. Therapeutic player archetype examples include: Autism spectrum, MD, CP, brain injury, etc. This is an approach similar to roles played in First Aid, Search & Rescue, training programs. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other RPG certifications.

Department(s): Events

Location(s): Varies

Reports to: Senior Facilitator.

General Purpose

The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The Level 2 Player Archetype is trained to fulfil this role in therapeutic settings. Therapeutic player archetype examples include: Autism spectrum, MD, CP, brain injury, etc. This is an approach similar to roles played in First Aid, Search & Rescue, training programs. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other RPG certifications. Compensation ranges from volunteer (with free paid training) to $20+ per game session hour.

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help train Game Master Therapists to learn how to address such situations more effectively.
  • Participate in at least one RPG Therapeutics LLC RPG / LARP session per week (sessions typically 3-4 hours).

  • Additionally attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours)
  • Document participation observations for review by supervisor.
  • Create player characters.

  • Work with trainers to help challenge GM trainees

  • Report back to Trainer with regular planning progress reports.

  • Assist Game Masters and other Facilitators as needed, to optimize participants experience.

  • Also help as "go-fer" for various related tasks
  • Availability for at least 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions typically 3-5 hours), and up to 5 session per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

 

Education and Training

 

Required:

  • RPG Player Archetype II

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Passionate supportive energy

  • Acting skills
  • Voice skills

 

Optional but preferred:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Other Recreation /Event management training/certification.

  • Other therapeutic/medical experience/training/certification

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

Required:

  • Minimum 5+ years RPG experience (tabletop and/or live action), with at least one RPG format.

  • Minimum 2+ years Therapeutic or medical care background/training

 

RPG formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LARP), computer-based (CRPG), and solo adventure books and modules (SABM).

 

Preferred:

  • 5+ years experience organizing and running recreational events.

  • 5+ years personal experience with all 4 RPG formats.

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), or related training/experience.
  • Some working knowledge/experience with music and music therapy

  • Some working knowledge/experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy

  • American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Other languages.

 

Core Competencies

  • Strong 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.

 

Working Conditions

Facilitator 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

Compensation: This is an entry level volunteer position with the possibility of becoming billable.

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 fulfil next year's client demand. So some of these positions may be intended for billable/payable hiring in Summer 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  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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