School Liaison

Location: Cleveland, OH

Working with the Director of the Bereavement Center and HWR bereavement staff, provide leadership in the development, implementation and assessment of the School Liaison program.  Cultivate, engage, and maintain relationships with public and private school systems at all levels, including association, board, administrative, teaching and support staff, students and families.  Coordinate bereavement programs for school age children/adolescents within the public and private school systems and associated communities.  Educate, train, and provide consultation to personnel working with children/adolescents on the topic of loss and grief.  Coordinate HWR response to school-based crises.

Supportive and Therapeutic Child/Youth Activities

  • Coordinate support groups for children and youth, serving as major staff for children and youth support groups, such as STARS, and any associated parent/guardian groups.
  • May provide grief counseling to children/adolescents.
  • Assist in the coordination of the HWR children’s bereavement camps and/or retreats.
Train school personnel (paid and unpaid staff) on the topic of loss and grief related to children and adolescents.
  • Provide in-service training and education to HWR staff and volunteers.

Requirements: Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field; Experience working with school-age children; Experience working in the field of grief and loss; Experience in individual, group, and family counseling.

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

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