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Lead Activities (RYFS) - Auburn

Location:Auburn, ME
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Direct Care

The Lead Activities RYFS is responsible for creating a weekly schedule that includes involvement of youth and staff. Ensuring staff are active with the youth and participating in activities, and Creating/Implementing the  weekly activity curriculum and schedule for the youth.


Our RYFS staff work together as a team to meet the therapeutic needs of thirteen (13) clients in the treatment setting. Communication and collaboration is expected of all members of the treatment team.

Our RYFS staff will develop relationships with clients who have emotional and behavioral disorders. They will maintain safe and therapeutic environment and routines.

Our RYFS staff plan and lead group and individual activities aimed at helping clients achieve skills, creating opportunities for clients to succeed. They will also perform behavior management, therapeutic duties and crisis intervention, including restraints.

All team members will participate in reflective practice and supervision to contribute to the management of the residence.


High school diploma or G.E.D. Prior experience and training in positions similar to that of the Residential Youth and Family Specialist or with children and their families faced with emotional and behavioral challenges. Direct Care Workers (Residential Youth and Family Specialist) must complete OQMHP licensure requirements within the first few months of employment, and must maintain it throughout his or her employment at Spurwink in this role. It is required that she / he will participate in designated in-service training programs and ongoing training is required. Basic computer skills are required.

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer

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