Camp Theraplay Support Staff

The Theraplay Institute in Chicago, Illinois, is looking to hire Camp Theraplay Support Staff. The position is to assist in direct work with camp participants during programming. The position is a week-long commitment July 11-15, 2022 from 8:30am – 3:15pm plus a three-hour orientation on the morning of July 9, 2022. The position reports to the Clinic Programming Specialist, Kirsten Rieck. Click here to for more information on Camp Theraplay. To apply, fill out the application at the bottom of this page.


  • Aid and support participants and clinical staff during group programming
  • Help maintain structure and predictability during transition times throughout the camp day
  • Assist participants in utilizing sensory room as needed
  • Ensure safe drop-off and pick-up of participants with authorized adults
  • Assist Camp Theraplay Overseer in managing camp logistics (receiving and setting up food deliveries, helping guest programmers set up, etc.)


  • Minimum two years working with children ages 5-10
  • Preferred minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, education, child development or other related field
  • Clean background check

The Theraplay Clinic offers:

  • Total pay of $720
  • Catered lunches included in orientation (7/9) and on camp days (7/11-7/15)
  • Introduction to Theraplay® principles and activities and how to administer them in group settings
  • Camp Theraplay T-shirt
  • Networking opportunities with child and family mental health professionals

Camp Theraplay Support Staff Application

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    In your cover letter, please explain your areas of interest and expertise, the therapy modalities in which you are trained, and how contract therapy fits with your current employment need

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