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Standardized Client

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/26/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Working Title Standardized Client
Job Classification Standardized Patient I
Department Name 26218-Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136270
Hiring Range $15/HR
Position 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 cases 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
- facilitating case development to enrich portrayals
- assisting with set-up, breakdown, and operation of simulation training sessions

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

Please note: This position is located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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

For full consideration, apply on-line at and attach a cover letter and resume. Applicants that apply prior to March 12th will be considered for the first interview series. However, this is an ongoing program that will be continually recruited for throughout 2018.

For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at

Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

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.

Required Licenses/Certifications

A valid driver’s license is required.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be 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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Temporary, Part-Time
Percent Effort 25
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Mechanicsburg
University Benefits

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents