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BFT - Curriculum Specialist - MGH Aspire Summer Program

Company: Massachusetts General Physicians' Organization
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - BFT - Curriculum Specialist - MGH Aspire Summer Program (3227064) Aspire is a program of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Brigham that serves more than 200 participants, teens, and young adults with social cognition challenges, including Asperger's Syndrome, High-Cognitive Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Aspire Summer Camp serves 40 participants aged 5-14 who have the cognitive capacity for solid peer connections but who lack the understanding and skill set to form those connections. The summer Curriculum is an immersive experience in which campers are placed into well-matched groups, with participant: staff ratios no greater than 3:1. Participants engage in outdoor education activities, such as hiking and fishing, theme-based curriculum, such as art or recreation, and skill building lessons to support in the development of social skills, stress management strategies, and self-awareness. The Curriculum Specialist leads therapeutically oriented science/technology (STEM), music, art, and/or recreational and sports/team activities in order to facilitate the development of participants' social skills and social thinking, communication skills, self-esteem, physical abilities, group participation and interest in the recreational activities. The Curriculum Specialist leads activity sessions that are 45 minutes each. Participants are grouped by similar age with no more than 6 participants per group. The Curriculum Specialist will ensure that each group has a well-designed curriculum plan with specific goals to address key developmental milestones, matched to the age and skill level of each group. This professional will also work closely with Site Managers, Assistant Site Managers, Group Leaders, and Assistant Group Leaders and other staff to identify and support participant's strengths and reinforce social, stress management, and self-awareness goals. *This position also serves as a Transportation Chaperone for the route from Charlestown to Hale at the start and finish of each camp day.

  • Experience leading groups of participants in expressive arts or therapeutic recreational activities.
  • Enrolled in, or graduate of, Bachelor or Master's degree in related field, such as music therapy, recreational therapy, expressive arts, social work, or special education.
  • Program design experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Openness to receiving feedback on interactional skills with families, participants, and staff.
  • Desire and ability to work in outdoor settings (Camp at Hale Only).
  • Basic computer skills. MS Word required; knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to exhibit a calm and empathetic demeanor.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Desire to help participants feel safe, succeed, and have fun.

  • Must be able to stand in an upright position 70% of the camp day
  • Must be able to traverse varied outdoor terrain (including dirt roads and hiking trails) for 50% of the camp day
  • Must be able to work in outdoor weather conditions 100% of the day Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. -We will ensure that -all individuals with a disability are -provided -a -reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Primary Location Work Locations MGH 101 Merrimac 101 Merrimac Street Job Other Organization Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 1 Shift Day Job Employee Status Temporary Recruiting Department Bulfinch Temporary Service

Keywords: Massachusetts General Physicians' Organization, Boston , BFT - Curriculum Specialist - MGH Aspire Summer Program, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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