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Senior Social Programs Analyst School Services, Pittsburgh, Pa.
OVERVIEW: The purpose of this position is to implement the plan of Highmark Caring Place by serving grieving children and their families in the southwestern counties of Pennsylvania.
This position will build and maintain reciprocal relationships with schools to (1) inspire culture change within schools, through student-focused activities, to support a greater degree of sensitivity toward students impacted by the death of a loved one; (2) identify schools with a need for peer support grief groups, and structure and implement these groups; (3) raise awareness about the programs and services of Highmark Caring Place.
This position will also provide consultation, education and training to school personnel (teachers, school counselors, nurses, administrative staff, etc.) related to supporting grieving students.
This position will, with program staff team, plan, implement and evaluate the peer support program operated by Highmark Caring Place in order to facilitate positive outcomes for participants.
REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in Child Development, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related human services course work; 5 years of experience in mental health setting, 3 of which focused on working with children and families; 3 years of experience working in a school setting with demonstrable knowledge of navigating all levels of a school system; 3 years of experience facilitating counseling/therapy/support groups. Preferred: Excellent communication and speaking skills; experience in providing group therapy and grief counseling; training experience (regardless of subject).
This job requires the ability to work as a team member and involves extensive local travel. Additionally, this job requires irregular work hours, evenings and/or weekends.