Standardized Client - 21005211

Job Description

The Standardized Client (SC) is responsible for providing learners realistic client portrayals in child welfare-related simulation-based training sessions to support child welfare instruction. The SC tasks include:
– becoming familiar with case scenarios to portray clients and reacting and responding in a realistic manner
– providing the learner feedback regarding their emotional responses to case scenarios through in-person verbal feedback and through the completion of observation forms for each learner
– collaborating and coordinating with the Resource Center staff and Training Instructors to support an effective delivery of the simulation-based training session
– assisting with conducting teaching sessions for Training Instructors and other SCs and providing “back-up” support
– supporting Resource Center staff and Training Instructors with virtual training sessions
– facilitating case development to enrich portrayals
– assisting with set-up, breakdown, and operation of simulation training sessions
– accessing and utilizing University of Pittsburgh email, calendar, and necessary software for job duties

Completion of a high school degree or its equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Psychology, Education, Counselling or Communications preferred.

Basic computer skills such as typing and data entry required.

No specific experience level is required. Prior experience as a standardized patient is preferred.

Must have proficient writing, communication, computer, and organizational skills. Must be comfortable with portraying roles in a simulation-based training session. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to accept feedback and direction and adjust portrayals during the simulation-based training session. Must have the ability to collaborate and cooperate with diverse individuals, agencies, and organizations. Must be able to adhere to strict timelines and comply with identified standards.

A combination of equivalent experience and education will be considered for University guidelines.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel is required.

Please note: This position is designated to an assigned regional training room with travel as needed to training rooms throughout Pennsylvania.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates who desire consideration for this position MUST complete each of the following steps: apply online and attach each of the following: cover letter and resume.

Position open until filled; apply no later than August 16 to be considered for the next interview series.

Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations preferred. A commitment to achieving equity and inclusion in the child welfare system is a must.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/veterans.

For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at www.pacwrc.pitt.edu.

Completion of a high school degree or its equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Psychology, Education, Counselling or Communications preferred.

Basic computer skills such as typing and data entry required.

No specific experience level is required. Prior experience as a standardized patient is preferred.

Must have proficient writing, communication, computer, and organizational skills. Must be comfortable with portraying roles in a simulation-based training session. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to accept feedback and direction and adjust portrayals during the simulation-based training session. Must have the ability to collaborate and cooperate with diverse individuals, agencies, and organizations. Must be able to adhere to strict timelines and comply with identified standards.

A combination of equivalent experience and education will be considered for University guidelines.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel is required.

Please note: This position is designated to an assigned regional training room with travel as needed to training rooms throughout Pennsylvania.

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

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