Child Grief Specialist - Outreach & Education Coordinator

Highmark Health - Pittsburgh, PA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $55,000 a year
Skills
Company :
Caring Foundation

Job Description :GENERAL OVERVIEW:
This position is responsible for supporting grieving children and their families by providing peer support group programs, ongoing staff support, educational resources, and referral services. Provide education and volunteer opportunities to individuals, businesses and organizations in the communities served by the Caring Place facilities. Provide education and consultation services to community leaders, professionals, organizations, and businesses who serve or work with children. Build lasting partnerships increasing the opportunity for collaboration on initiatives that impact the community. Raise awareness of the impact of death on children and their need for support.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and implement introductory and ongoing peer support sessions for grieving children and their families.
Plan and implement specialized programs designed to raise awareness and provide additional support to participants of the Caring Place peer support programs as well as to their extended families members..
Plan and implement or support a comprehensive volunteer program including recruitment, training, recognition, and retention components.
Plan and implement or support an ongoing outreach and education strategy to generate family participants, volunteers and community partnerships.
Conduct thorough assessments to determine family’s level of appropriateness for the Caring Place program and/or need for other community services.
Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION

Required

Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Child Development, or other related field
EXPERIENCE

Required

3 years working with children in a mental health setting
Experience working with therapy/support groups
Experience working with grieving children and/or families
Public speaking and/or Training
Knowledge of local mental health and social service agencies

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency in MS Office
Possess good written and oral communication skills.

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