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Certified RPG Player Archetype II - Therapeutic Settings

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 10:40 AM, last modified Jul 08, 2017 01:50 PM
This is an antry-to-mid-level paid position. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The Certified Level 2 Player Archetype, Therapeutic Settings staff member is someone that has been trained and certified to respectfully and professionally 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, talk therapy, and similar training programs. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other RPG certifications.

Department(s): Therapeutics

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 respectfully and professional 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.

 

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 last 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.

  • Create Therapeutic Player Archetype character dossiers.
  • 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 optionally up to 5 sessions per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance
  • Highly professional.
  • Respectful understanding of people with disabilities, mental health, and other challenges.

 

Education and Training

 

Required:

  • RPG Player Archetype II Certificate

  • 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:

  • 10+ years experience organizing and running recreational events.

  • 10+ 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.

  • Strong acting skills.

 

Working Conditions

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

  • Community centers

  • Care facilities

  • HQ offices
  • Client sites
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations

 

Hours: Varies

Compensation: This is an entry level position. $12+/hr.

Note: We have overwhelming demand from paying clients far outpacing our ability to provide services due to a lack of sufficiently qualified people available in the workforce. It is very difficult to find qualified candidates. Note that employment for this position begins in 2018.

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

 

 

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