TRSGM - Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Game Master

The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Game Master (TRSGM) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations, typically in educational and therapeutic settings or other settings that have populations with special needs requirements. The TRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games.Our client demand is absolutely outstripping our capacity to keep up. We need 2-3 more qualified therapeutic recreation specialists that are also well trained as tabletop, electronic, and/or live-action role-playing game masters ASAP.

Up to date details here: https://www.rpgtherapy.com/about/employment-opportunities/open-opportunities/trsgm-therapeutic-recreation-specialist-game-master 

The Recreational Therapist / Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) Game Master (GM) (TRSGM) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations, typically in educational and therapeutic settings or other settings that have populations with special needs requirements. The TRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games.Our client demand is absolutely outstripping our capacity to keep up. We need 2-3 more qualified therapeutic recreation specialists that are also well trained as tabletop, electronic, and/or live-action role-playing game masters ASAP.

  • We work with a wide range of special needs populations in therapeutic and educational settings.
  • Our programs are heavily NCTRC Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) standards driven.
  • There are a lot of requirements we need you to meet for this distinctive and rewarding position, so please pay careful attention to the details.

Game Master for Role-Playing Games Level 1 Certification Candidate Start Part-time, Potential Full-time Depending on Performance Employee

STARTING HOURS: During probationary period 0-4 hours per week (no guaranteed hours, but generally we will only hire you if you can begin working at least 4 hours per week).

* Probationary period is 90 days, at the end of which, if your review numbers are favorable, you will gradually be provided opportunities to increase your hours up to 40 hours per week over time, depending on how well your skills and areas of focus fit various client demands. For example different populations ranging from ages 5-17, 18-65, 65+, or special needs populations, educational settings, or therapeutic settings.

* MAXIMUM HOURS: Potential over time for full time up to 40 hours per week maximum. Potential to be promoted to full time based on employee qualifications, performance reviews over time (typically every 6 months), client contracts, and matching client needs.

PAYMENT FREQUENCY: Initially once per month on the 5th of each month. May become more frequent later.

WAGE: $20-$60+ per hour based on experience, certifications, performance evaluations, and client contract agreements.

START DATE: January, May,  August, or October depending on your availability and client contract agreements.

REQUIRED (NON-NEGOTIABLE):

  • CURRENT NCTRC CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (CTRS)
  • MINIMUM 5 YEARS GAME MASTER EXPERIENCE WITH TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAMES.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN THE GREATER EASTERN WASHINGTON & NORTHERN IDAHO AREAS, INITIALLY SPOKANE, LATER INLAND NORTHWEST, AND LATER GREATER NORTHWEST (WA, ID, OR, MT). Some remote work may be available, but must be able to work in the area at least 25% of the time.
  • MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION
  • MUST PASS COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE WORK BEGINS

 

Reports to: Program Director

DESCRIPTION: The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Game Master (TRSGM) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations, typically in educational and therapeutic settings or other settings that have populations with special needs requirements. The TRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games.

 

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare to run role-playing game sessions (RPG).
  • Provide prepared player character sheets for players, including pregenerated when appropriate, or else helping them create their own during "session 0".
  • Run RPG sessions for clients, including children, adults, and seniors, from a wide range of populations.
  • Run anywhere from 1-6 players per session.
  • Sessions typically last around 3 hours, with 30 minutes setup/preparation before session, and 30 minutes post-session clean up and documentation (typically 4 hours paid per session).
  • Transportation costs are not provided, though reimbursement for miles to/from client sites (only) may be reimbursed through your own tax deductions with state and IRS, based on IRS guidelines. Options to carpool with other staff may also be an option.
  • Complete time sheets in timely fashion.
  • Comply with facilities standards
  • Optional remote sessions may be available, but TRSGM must be available locally at least 25% of the time.
  • Sessions will vary from 1-shots to ongoing campaigns recurring weekly or every-other week.
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with our Codes of Conduct, Professional Standards, Rules and Guidelines, Documentation, Established Protocols & Methodologies.
  • Follow standard APIED/R standards
  • Follow NCTRC CTRS and RPG Therapeutics LLC standards of practice
  • Provide and gather player assessment forms and enter into journal system
  • Complete GM assessment forms.
  • Complete/score participant asessment forms.
  • Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with Player Code of Conduct.


EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE

  • Required Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Required: At least 1 year experience working with at-risk populations
  • Required: At least 2 years experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy.
  • Require: English language fluency
  • Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with other special needs populations
  • Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with senior adult populations
  • Required minimum 3 years D&D 5th Edition or BECMI DM experience
  • Prefer RPG Therapeutics LLC certified game masters, or RPG Research trained game masters.
  • Prefer at least 3 years experience with The One Ring RPG Loremaster experience
  • Prefer at least 1 year No Thank You Evil Guide experience
  • Prefer at least 1 year experience with Doctor Who RPG GM experience
  • Prefer at least 1 year experience with Adventures in Middle-earth RPG DM experience
  • Prefer at least 5 years experience with other non-D&D game systems.
  • Prefer American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency
  • Prefer Spanish language proficiency
  • Preferred: Working knowledge/experience with playing 1+ music instruments.
  • Preferred: Working knowledge/experience with music therapy.

 

Optional But Worth Noting In Application

  • 10+ years overall game master experience in wide range of settings.
  • Other RPG Related certifications/training.
  • Recreation /event management training/certification.
  • Other languages proficiency
  • Knowledge and Experience
  • Music Therapist, Board Certified.


Ideal Candidate (Not required, but dream candidate for highest wages)

  • 20+ years experience as GM for RPG, and certified RPG Professional.
  • 10+ years experience as GM for LARP, and certified RPG Professional.
  • 10+ years recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation (TR/RT) experience and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification.
  • 5+ years music therapy experience and Board Certified Music Therapist.
  • 5+ years drum circle facilitation

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Exceptional Therapeutic Recreation Specialist skills and professionalism
  • Exceptional GM organization skills and professionalism
  • Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional storytelling skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong general organization skills.
  • Strong logging skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong assessment 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
  • Empathetic, compassionate, and supportive

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Game Master will frequently work at client sites or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Client sites throughout the Northwest USA
  • Company HQ in Spokane, WA
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facilities such as the RPG Trailer, RPG Bus, etc., at various locations
  • Some optional remote work over HIPAA compliant encrypted Internet platforms.

 

FIRST STEP APPLICATION HERE:  https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-organization-dba/

*** Serious applicants should also fill out this second-step application as well, that we use to weed out non-serious candidates: https://www.rpgtherapy.com/about/employment-opportunities/employment-application-form 

 

Please be patient. Due to overwhelming demand, it may take us many weeks to get to your application. If you do not hear back from us after completing both the first and second step applications, within by 3-4 weeks after sending the second step application, please email rpgtherapeutics at gmail dot com to verify your application was received.

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