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Senior Social Programs Analyst, Family 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 is responsible for implementing the family intake, assessment and orientation, and referral process, and facilitating peer support groups and special programming provided by the Highmark Caring Place in order to facilitate positive outcomes for grieving children and their families. This position provides expertise, consultation and support on children, family and grief issues to individuals, families, and organizations as it pertains to meeting various objectives of Caring Place programming.
Further, with a team, this position provides training and supervision in a comprehensive volunteer program.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Masters level degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development or related human services field and 3-5 years direct clinical service post masters experience in a related field.
Training in providing group therapy and grief counseling is preferred but not required.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills are required. Knowledge and experience in child development, group and family systems, and support group models is required. The ability to apply these skills to support grieving children and their families and to communicate these issues to others is preferred. Knowledge of local community organizations that interface with children and families including, but not exclusive to community health and mental health delivery systems and educational systems is required. A valid Driver’s license is required.
This job requires the ability to work as a team member. Additionally, this job requires the willingness and ability to report to work on a regular and timely basis and may require irregular work hours, holidays, evenings and/or weekends.