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Thank you for your interest in a career at the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families. The passion and dedication of our staff and volunteers make the Caring Place a safe and supportive environment for grieving children and families.

Senior Social Programs Analyst - Outreach and Education Coordinator, Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and Their Families

LOCATION: Pittsburgh site

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 creating clinical training and education modules on grief in general, the grief of children, impact of loss on families and effectiveness of the support group model. This position will serve as a resource or consultant for psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers, school counselors and other medical, mental health and school professionals.

This position will also develop and teach seminars on children’s grief to the community at large. In addition, 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 level degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development or related human services field and 3 years direct clinical service post masters in a related field. Strong background in child assessment, development and clinical skills.

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 grieving children and families including, but not exclusive to community health and mental health delivery systems and educational systems is preferred. The position requires communicating with and educating professionals in a wide variety of settings that reach children and families and requires a high level of professionalism and expertise in issues related to children and grief.

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.

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