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Behavioral Health Network

417 Liberty Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Salary Range:Location:
Ware MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHealthcare Office
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Preferred

Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Help us bring joy and support to children and adolescents living with mental health or emotional issues!

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Recreation Counselor in the Recreation program at Behavioral Health Network! Working with us, you’ll get to bicycle, backpack, X-C ski, row, canoe, fish, ice skate, sing, dance, and tell campfire stories. You’ll also make kites, cook, supervise volunteer work, build sandcastles, rollerskate, and make doll house furniture. Whatever you can’t do already, we’ll teach you. Most importantly, you’ll be sharing your best efforts with youth who cope with mental health challenges, giving them wonderful opportunities and support to have fun, share with friends, experience challenges and successes, feel safe and welcome in the world, and get on with the business of growing up healthy and happy. The hours are afternoons, evenings, and weekends and include monthly overnight trips. The schedule is flexible and negotiable.

The Recreation Program at BHN in Ware, MA provides services to children and youth who have a serious mental health diagnosis or emotional disturbance that significantly impairs their functioning in school, the community and/or within their family. Opportunities with special support are provided to participants so they can experience the benefits of exciting, challenging and meaningful social engagement and activity in ways that address both their mental health needs and their overall developmental needs. The program is community-based – programs take place in natural settings throughout the community and region – with a wide range of recreation, leisure, social, sports, cultural and prevocational activities offered.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
Requirements:
Recreation Counselors at BHN have the following qualities:
• It would also be great, but not essential, if you have skills in art, music, athletics, acting, nature, photography, film, and computers.
• High energy, wide-ranging skills and interests, leadership ability and comfort interacting with families and the public in natural settings are essential attributes.
• Enthusiasm is essential!
• Professional and life experience are helpful.
• BA degree is strongly preferred.
• It’s preferable that you live within twenty miles of our office in Ware, MA.
• You will need a MA driver’s license, a good driving history, and to be able to drive our vans.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhninc.org and click on “Work Here and Make a Difference” to apply!

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