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Wediko’s commitment has always been to go the extra mile to help each child achieve lasting improvement. All of Wediko’s staff and our services, across four programs, are aligned with this mission. We are proud that families have called the lasting impact we have on their chidren’s lives “Wediko Magic.”

Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and help us to create “Wediko Magic” in the lives of the children whose lives we touch.

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Boston

Director of Human Resources
Administrative Team, Boston, MA

The Human Resources Director works collaboratively with all areas of Wediko to create and implement Human Resources practices and objectives that will enhance an employee-oriented, diverse and inclusive culture.. The HRM is responsible for administrative functions associated with recruiting and staffing logistics; performance management and improvement systems; organization development, employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting; employee orientation, development, and training; policy development and documentation; overseeing employee benefits’ administration; serving as a compliance officer for affirmative action and whistleblower laws; employee relations; and employee services and counseling. The HRM also performs substantial clerical duties needed to maintain employee and organizational files for compliance with laws, regulations, and best practices.

Essential Functions

Workforce Recruitment

  • Coordinate and direct procedures for recruitment of new staff and interns: Work with program leaders to screen job applicants through initial interviews; review applications/resumes; evaluate applicant skills and make recommendations regarding applicant qualifications.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employment agencies, universities, and other recruitment sources.
  • Track data related to length of service, and reasons for termination of employment. Using data, participate in discussions regarding policies and procedures for staff recruitment, retention, promotion, and termination.
  • Design and conduct new employee/intern orientations focused on the mission, policies, and procedures of the agency and programs.
  • Assist administrative team in oversight of, enrollment in, orientation of, collection of Records of Service, and exit process for AmeriCorps /Professional Corps members.
  • Assist supervisors with corrective action plans and exit interviews.

Policy and Procedures

  • Keep up-to-date on municipal, state, and federal laws/regulations related to the employment of a workforce across multiple states.
  • Complete and file necessary paperwork with municipal, state and federal agencies, including, but not limited to, Living Wage reports for City of Boston; affirmative action plan updates with New York City; master development schedule with the State of New Hampshire; and all paperwork required by state and federal Departments of Labor.
  • Provide Wediko leadership with advice, assistance, and follow-up on organizational policies, procedures, and documentation.
  • Review and evaluate benefits structure and opportunities for new offerings for employees.
  • Work with Wediko’s leadership and Human Resources Committee to prepare and maintain company salary structure; job titles, descriptions, and documentation; performance management and evaluation systems; as well as consistent, agency-wide policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and update Employee Handbook, including agency wide structures, policies, and procedures and oversee its distribution to staff and interns.
  • Assist Program Directors in the development of program-specific policies and procedures.

Administration and Employee Relations

  • Recommend, schedule, and track training, continuing education, and/or professional development courses that meet the employees’ licensing and job responsibilities, while fitting within Wediko’s mission and budget.
  • Maintain program-based personnel files and required paperwork, and coordinate with Finance Department regarding essential paperwork required for agency-wide personnel files.
  • Manage benefits administration for all employee benefits, inclusive of Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flex Spending and Retirement. Plans and ensure that employee choices are processed accurately in Payroll System as well as third party sites.
  • Oversee annual renewal and Open Enrollment process, inclusive of modification and selection of plans each plan year via brokers and vendors. Oversee annual filings and testing for retirement plans.
  • Maintain agency-wide personnel files and required paperwork, and coordinate with Finance Department regarding essential paperwork required for agency-wide personnel files.
  • Maintain confidentiality of personal staff information, and assist administrative team in establishing, communicating, and enforcing policies, procedures, and legal obligations regarding privacy and confidentiality.
  • Coordinate the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a related field or a combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in human resources
  • Experience working in an academic or non-profit setting strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to approach personnel challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to travel to Wediko’s New Hampshire and New York locations.

Wediko provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Edward J. Zadravec, Psy.D., Interim Executive Director, EZadravec@wediko.org.

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Community and School-Based Programs

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (P/T)
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Most services are provided in schools and/or the community, and some are provided in the Boston offices. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works within the context of a multi-disciplinary team providing psycho-pharmacological treatment services to Wediko Boston Based clients. These services include psychiatric evaluations, psycho-pharmacological treatment, medication psycho-education, case documentation, discharge planning, and coordination of treatment with other care providers as appropriate. Collaboration with parents, guardians, school team members and other mental health clinicians will be key in this role.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the advance practice role in psychiatric nursing, DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice, Experience helping adult individuals required, Excellent professional experience, Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to approach therapeutic challenges in a supportive and creative manner, Ability to use supervision and to seek assistance from program administrators when needed, Excellent organizational skills, Flexible schedule and willingness to travel, Eligible for successful credentialing through MHBP. Experience helping children and adolescents preferred, Bilingual (Spanish and English preferred).

Minimum Requirements:

  • A positive approach towards patient care
  • Current licensure in Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the advance practice role in psychiatric nursing
  • DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptive practice
  • Experience helping adult individuals required
  • Experience helping children and adolescents preferred
  • Excellent professional experience
  • Bilingual( Spanish and English preferred)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach therapeutic challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Ability to use supervision and to seek assistance from program administrators when needed
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to travel
  • Eligible for successful credentialing through MHBP

Required License or Certification:

  • DEA and DPH licensure

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Sandra Pyram-Loyer, LMHC, Director of Boston-Based Programs, at sloyer@wediko.org.

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McKinley Consultant
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

McKinley Consultants are assigned to a McKinley school and supervise the clinical work of therapists assigned to the school. Consultants are responsible for monitoring the overall quality and integrity of Wediko services at their assigned school.  They are also responsible for assigning cases, maintaining clinician schedules, and timely documentation of the clinical services provided.   McKinley Consultants must be familiar with the multi-tiered behavior support structures (PBIS) and other initiatives at the school.  They participate in relevant agency-based and school-based trainings and can articulate a trauma-informed perspective on behavioral health treatment.  McKinley Consultants participate in leadership meetings at Wediko and facilitate staff training seminars/workshops as needed. McKinley consultants work under the supervision of the Program Director or Associate Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide clinical consultation to a McKinley School. The McKinley Consultant is expected to be available to the school at times established and agreed upon with McKinley Program leaders (APD’s, PD), typically during service team meetings.  The consultant is also expected to be available for additional meetings such as ICC or crisis meetings.  At times, meetings will be held off-site (e.g., in hospitals or agency offices).  It is not unusual for a McKinley Consultant to be at the McKinley site two or more days per week.  It is expected that McKinley consultants will provide on average eight hours of consultation-related service for their school each week.
  • Assist McKinley administration and staff with assessment and intervention plans for identified individual students or targeted groups of students.
  • Assist with group programs and interventions as needed.
  • Schedule individual, family and dyad therapy cases at the assigned McKinley School.Gather necessary paperwork from schools and/or families and provide to the designated Wediko office coordinator.
  • Monitor therapist productivity and understand billing policies adequately to provide supervision to therapists.
  • Provide clinical supervision to therapists.
  • Actively support, promote, and supervise family support services, e.g. family therapy, family support groups. Support agency efforts to engage families in working with Wediko and their child’s school.
  • Attend weekly or bi-weekly McKinley Consultant meeting.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of trauma-informed treatment approaches, adequate to apply the models in school-based therapy and to teach the models in supervision.
  • Respond as needed to crisis situations in Wediko and in the schools. Such crises may involve clients, schools, policies, personnel, physical space, audits, legal issues, and others.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in social work, psychology, or a related field.
  • License to practice independently.

Abilities Required:   

  • Experience in the field of child, adolescent, and family therapy; clinical consultation; and program consultation
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed treatment models; ARC; Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT); Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS); collaborative problem solving; Side by Side™social skills groups; and/or other models for school-based service delivery. 

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Equal Opportunity

At Wediko, our goal is to be a diverse, community-based workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve.  At Wediko Children’s’ Services, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Sandra Pyram-Loyer, LMHC, Director of Boston-Based Programs, at sloyer@wediko.org.

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School-Based Clinician
School-Based Program, Boston, MA

Wediko School-Based Clinicians provides a combination of school-based or office-based therapy, family therapy, and group therapy; case management; counseling; school-based clinical support to students and classrooms; support groups; psycho-education; psychological assessment; supervision; and professional development.  Most services are provided in schools and/or the community, and some are provided in the Boston offices.

 Essential Functions

  • Provide therapy utilizing best practices, culturally competent, trauma informed, and evidenced based models. Monitor progress and effectiveness of service plan to include updating the plan as indicated.
  • Provide clinical services, as assigned by program directors (assignments may include work sites outside of the Greater Boston area)
  • Ongoing collateral contact with family members, school personnel, and/or other involved parties to support treatment planning
  • Maintain current client records and documentation according to Wediko and licensing standards (i.e. psychosocial assessments, service plans, quarterly reviews and progress notes)
  • Meet performance goals for a full-time role, based on expectation of 24 hours per week of direct service (as defined by each individual’s assigned tasks)
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical records on clients
  • Comply with utilization review process
  • Be available to assist in crisis situations, by phone and/or in person
  • Participate in Friday trainings, meetings, workshops, talks and office hours
  • Work 40 hours per week; with Monday through Friday availability for assignments
  • Work according to the school calendars from September 1, through June 30, taking vacations when assigned schools take vacations
  • Work on days when the assigned school is in session, making up missed days if possible and those other assignments appropriate to the position as determined by the Program Director

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate Level degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field.
  • Valid professional license
  • Experience providing therapy and/or clinical services to youth with serious social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
  • Knowledge of trauma’s impact on development and functioning; ability to produce a diagnostic formulation; evidence of excellent organizational skills; self-reliance.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Abilities Required

Abilities Required

  • Ability to work at a computer for use of basic word processing software, including Excel, as well as health record management systems.
  • Able to adapt to new and evolving situations
  • Organizational skills including time management, record keeping, and prioritizing
  • Able to maintain and inspire an optimistic outlook when faced with resistance to change and challenging situations
  • Able to adapt to new and evolving situations
  • Estimated % of required travel for work: >3%

Additional Requirements

  • Competence in verbal and written communication in fluent English,
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Reliable transportation to and from job sites.

Physicality of Role

Clinical staff must be able to go up and down stairs; to carry needed supplies to work sites; to work in shared office space; and to participate in de-escalation, crisis intervention and/or physical restraints (in some roles) of children or adolescents.   Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, limitations related to the disability and the ability of Wediko Children’s Services to accommodate the limitation.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Equal Opportunity

At Wediko, our goal is to be a diverse, community-based workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve.  At Wediko Children’s’ Services, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Sandra Pyram-Loyer, LMHC, Director of Boston-Based Programs, at sloyer@wediko.org.

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New Hampshire

Wediko School

Awake Overnight Residential Counselor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

BA or 60 credits in the human services field required. Full time responsibilities include monitoring dorms and assisting with bedtimes and wake ups. The Awake Overnight is a Residential Counselor position responsible for ensuring the well-being of the Wediko students and campus. The Awake Overnight is the first responder to students who are awake throughout the overnight shift and will enlist the support of asleep overnights or the On-Call Supervisor as needed. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@wediko.org.

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Awake Overnight Residential Counselor (weekend and breaks)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Full time weekends and vacations coverage needed. BA or 60 credits in the human services field required. Responsibilities include monitoring dorms and assisting with bedtimes and wake ups. The Awake Overnight is a Residential Counselor position responsible for ensuring the well-being of the Wediko students and campus. The Awake Overnight is the first responder to students who are awake throughout the overnight shift and will enlist the support of asleep overnights or the On-Call Supervisor as needed. Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@wediko.org.

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Residential Counselor
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The Residential Counselor is responsible for maintaining the safety (physical and psychological) of the students in the clinical milieu, providing the day-to-day care of students’ basic needs, assisting with integrating of appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the individual student’s clinical issues, and supporting the students in meeting dorm and setting behavioral expectations. The Residential Counselor will work with their Lead Staff and Clinical Supervisor to ensure all students have an opportunity to build on social skills and increase their ability to improve their emotional regulation by running inherently interesting activities within the milieu for students to participate in daily.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in human services, psychology, sociology, or a related field.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Responds positively and appropriately to direction and feedback.
  • Satisfactory completion of CPI training and Medication Administration Training required.
  • Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@wediko.org.

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Residential Counselor (weekend and breaks)
Wediko School, Windsor, NH

The Connections Residential Counselor is responsible for maintaining the safety (physical and psychological) of the students in the clinical milieu, providing day-to-day care of students’ basic needs, assisting with integrating of appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the individual student’s clinical issues, and supporting the students in meeting dorm and setting behavioral expectations. The Connections Residential Counselor works and communicates with the Connections Supervisor, dorm Supervisor and dorm Lead staff to ensure the safety and structures of the program are implemented and student successes and struggles are monitored, and to ensure all students have an opportunity to build on social skills and increase their ability to improve their emotional regulation by running inherently interesting activities within the milieu for students to participate in daily.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in human services, psychology, sociology, or a related field.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Responds positively and appropriately to direction and feedback.
  • Satisfactory completion of CPI training and Medication Administration Training required.
  • Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Greg Stoddard, School Director, gstoddard@wediko.org.

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Camp Wediko

Summer Program, Windsor, NH

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New York

Community and School-Based Programs

Advocate Counselor 
New York-Based Programs, New York, NY

The Wediko NY Advocate Counselors work in one elementary, middle, or high school site, focusing on supporting students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, and/or who have a history of poor attendance. The Advocate Counselor provides supportive mentoring services, including attendance outreach and individual and small group social-emotional support in partnership with the school staff to support students in reaching their academic and social emotional goals.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for a caseload of students, including maintaining attendance and educational progress, providing students and families with continuous feedback and resources to meet the needs and ensure academic success
  • Provides individual and group mentoring to students on a weekly basis
  • Plans and facilitates daily classroom advisory sessions
  • Conducts daily student attendance outreach
  • Provides outreach to students and their families, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits
  • Facilitates communication between students, families, and school staff
  • Completes required documentation in a timely manner
  • Provides crisis support, conflict mediation and social-emotional support
  • Completes regular assessments and provides resource referrals in support of school-based services (with support of a supervisor)
  • Ensures student exposure to further education opportunities (high school and college); build college and career readiness skills
  • Participates in staff meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Collaborates on trans-disciplinary team of Wediko and school staff to create individualized plans to support student progress
  • 21stCentury ACs: will support and participate in after-school programming, working 10:00AM-6:00PM

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree; social science degrees strongly preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience providing direct services in school-based or residential program
  • Strong communication (verbal and written with proficiency in English) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Commitment to working from a strengths-based perspective
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development, proven use of supervision to improve practice
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Liora Schwartz, New York-Based Programs Director, at lschwartz@wediko.org

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Bilingual Advocate Counselor
Bronx, NY

The Wediko NY Advocate Counselors work in one elementary, middle, or high school site, focusing on supporting students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, and/or who have a history of poor attendance. The Advocate Counselor provides supportive mentoring services, including attendance outreach and individual and small group social-emotional support in partnership with the school staff to support students in reaching their academic and social emotional goals.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for a caseload of students, including maintaining attendance and educational progress, providing students and families with continuous feedback and resources to meet the needs and ensure academic success
  • Provides individual and group mentoring to students on a weekly basis
  • Plans and facilitates daily classroom advisory sessions
  • Conducts daily student attendance outreach
  • Provides outreach to students and their families, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits
  • Facilitates communication between students, families, and school staff
  • Completes required documentation in a timely manner
  • Provides crisis support, conflict mediation and social-emotional support
  • Completes regular assessments and provides resource referrals in support of school-based services (with support of a supervisor)
  • Ensures student exposure to further education opportunities (high school and college); build college and career readiness skills
  • Participates in staff meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Collaborates on transdisciplinary team of Wediko and school staff to create individualized plans to support student progress
  • 21stCentury ACs: will support and participate in after-school programming, working 10:00AM-6:00PM

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree; social science degrees strongly preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience providing direct services in school-based or residential program
  • Strong communication (verbal and written with proficiency in English) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Commitment to working from a strengths-based perspective
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development, proven use of supervision to improve practice
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Bilingual Spanish required
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Liora Schwartz, New York-Based Programs Director, at lschwartz@wediko.org

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21st Century Coordinator (3 positions available)
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY

The 21st Century after School Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Wediko’s after school programing at New Directions Secondary School (Bronx), PS 277 (Bronx), or MS 442 (Brooklyn).

The 21st Century after School Coordinator is on-site at the school 5 days a week. In partnership with the school and Community Based Organization (CBO) staff, the Coordinator will focus on facilitating and coordinating after school programs including activities, academic enrichment, trips, and parent literacy workshops.

The 21st Century after School Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining adequate program documentation, collaborating with CBO partners around the after school program schedule, and serves as a liaison with the school, families, and partnering agencies on behalf of the initiative at the school level.

The 21st Century after School Coordinator position may be part-time (25 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week) and will be supervised by the Wediko NY Director and Program Managers.

Essential Functions

  • Works with key stakeholders in the community to learn and understand the history of partnerships and the unmet needs
  • Conducts student and family outreach, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits, to drive student and family participation
  • Coordinates and provides support with CBO partner-led activities
  • Oversees student  enrollment processes and maintains documentation required for each participant
  • Creates and maintains adequate records of required 21st Century program documentation in a clear and organized manner
  • Support student exposure to further education opportunities (high school and college); build college and career readiness skills
  • Participate in staff meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Work schedule either 10:00 am – 6:00 pm or 1:00pm – 6:00 pm; occasional schedule shifts or weekend hours required
  • Provides crisis counseling, conflict mediation and social-emotional support

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years’ experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students in an after school setting
  • Significant experience with assets and needs analysis, community organizing, problem-solving, networking and developing relationships with private and public partners, program coordination, and improving access to resources for students, parents, school staff and community members
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development, proven use of supervision to improve practice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work school hours as well as some weekends/evenings
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter and updated resume to Liora Schwartz, New York-Based Programs Director, at lschwartz@wediko.org

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