Youth Quality Improvement Specialist
The Youth Quality Improvement Specialist (YQIS) is an individual who has had involvement with the child welfare system as a youth. The YQIS position serves as a source for family and youth centered feedback to PI IL specialists, stakeholders, and counties about services for older youth involved in the foster care system. Facilitates training for child welfare professionals and regional and statewide training events. The YQIS also, advocates for the youth perspective across programs, boards, and initiatives, as well as to develop programs and curriculum for child welfare professionals. A minimum of one year of involvement as a youth in the foster care system within the past 15 years is required. Additionally, the YQIS will assist with coordinating Statewide Youth Advisory Board (YAB) meetings. This will consist of meeting with the YAB executive board to ensure agendas are completed for each meeting, helping facilitate statewide YAB meetings, and providing support to regional and local YABs as needed. This may include traveling to and participating in quarterly meetings in each region. The YQIS will also assist the CWRC Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Practice Improvement Specialists in their efforts to provide Technical Assistance and support to counties in their Older Youth continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts. Must be able to travel long distances on a frequent basis statewide throughout the Commonwealth, regionally, and locally. The Child Welfare Resource Center operates in a hybrid work approach where work can be completed remotely, in the Mechanicsburg office, and in the field as necessary and appropriate.?Time for this position is estimated as 70% remote work, 10% in the Mechanicsburg office, and 20% in the field.? Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations preferred. A commitment to achieving equity and inclusion in the child welfare system is a must. Candidates who desire consideration for this position MUST apply online. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and/or writing sample. Writing sample can be a full document or excerpt of a document, must be relevant to the position, should not exceed 5 years, and should be limited to no more than five pages.
Please review the Posting at www.pacwrc.pitt.edu/HumanResources.html?and for more information about the Resource Center, visit us at?www.pacwrc.pitt.edu. The University offers a robust retirement savings plan option, including: • 100% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay • 150% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay after vesting • Enhanced University match for those nearing retirement • 11 Paid Holidays • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Days • Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas and the New Year • Paid Parental Leave • Above-average Employer Contribution toward Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD insurance plans • Flexible Work Schedules • Staff, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependents Education Benefits
Job Summary Provides a pipeline of family and youth centered feedback to specialists, stakeholders, and counties about active child welfare programs and services. Facilitates training for child welfare professionals and regional and statewide training events. Maintains relevant research to advocate for the youth perspective across programs, boards, and initiatives, as well as to develop programs and curriculum for child welfare professionals.
Essential Functions Must be able to communicate effectively, strong reading, writing and oral presentation skills. The Youth Quality Improvement Specialist needs to have a basics understanding of how to operate a computer and other office equipment as well as LCD projectors and other training aids. A valid driver’s license or the ability to travel to perform the essential functions is required.
Physical Effort Typical field travel required will be statewide throughout the Commonwealth on a frequent basis, lift up to 20 pounds, and set up and prepare audiovisual equipment for meetings and presentations.
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Job Classification: Staff.Child Welfare Ambassador
Job Family: Child Development
Job Sub Family: Child Welfare
Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Years of Experience Required: 1
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: No
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Work Arrangement: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
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