Program Development Specialist

PittSource


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  • Mechanicsburg, PA
    University of Pittsburgh
    Sep 14, 2018

The Program Development Specialist will be responsible for providing leadership and coordination of several statewide Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (Resource Center) activities to facilitate and sustain positive change in Pennsylvania’s (PA) child welfare system. The Program Development Specialist will work with the PA Department of Human Services (DHS), volunteers, and other stakeholders to successfully support state and federal mandates pertaining to Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) and the Children’s Justice Act (CJA). Supporting these efforts requires strong project management and writing skills to organize and execute annual reports and activities. The Program Development Specialist functions as a team member of the Statewide Quality Improvement Department for the University of Pittsburgh’s Resource Center.A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred in Social Work, Social Services, Public Health Organizational Development or Adult Education.A minimum of five years’ experience in child welfare and/or related human service field required.Experience in leadership skills and facilitating groups strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal, strong writing, collaboration, problem solving, planning/organizing, verbal communication, analytical, leadership, and facilitation skills required. Knowledge of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Practice Standards and public child welfare practice is preferred.This position is remotely located. Frequent travel to Mechanicsburg, PA office and throughout Pennsylvania is required for this position. A valid driver’s license is required. Out-of-state travel is also required for this position but it typically is limited to once or twice a year. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBICriminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. For full consideration, apply online at www.pittsource.com and attach a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample limited to five pages and relevant to the position by October 7th, 2018. For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at www.pacwrc.pitt.edu.

 

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in Social Work, Social Services, Public Health, Organizational Development, or Adult Education. Minimum of five years’ experience in child welfare and/or related human service field required. Experience in leadership skills and facilitating groups strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal, strong writing, collaboration, problem solving, planning/organizing, verbal communication, analytical, leadership, and facilitation skills required. Knowledge of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Practice Standards and public child welfare practice is preferred.

 

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