Public Health - Suicide Prevention Coordinator

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 26, 2024
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LA PLATA COUNTY

Public Health - Suicide Prevention Coordinator: Collaborates with local prevention professionals to educate key stakeholders about suicide prevention & engage them as part of community coalitions. Facilitates & assists in leading coalitions in identifying & achieving suicide prevention goals by developing & implementing a data-driven strategic plan. Conducts outreach activities promoting program participation; assists in development of program materials; conducts educational meetings & individual coaching; refers clients to other public health programs & community resources. Ideal candidate will have strong organizational & communication skills. Requires AA & 2 years of healthcare or public health expert or any combination thereof. Full Time with medical, dental, vision, retirement, 38+ paid vacation/holiday days, 13+ paid sick days & paid parental leave benefits. Wage $23.11-25/hour depending on experience. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CLASS TITLE: SUICIDE PREVENTION COORDINATOR

GRADE: G08

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH

FLSA STATUS: N

REPORTS TO: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

SUPERVISOR DATE: 8/23

JOB SUMMARY: The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will collaborate with local prevention professionals to educate key stakeholders about suicide prevention and engage them as part of community coalitions. The suicide prevention professional will facilitate and assist in leading coalitions in identifying and achieving suicide prevention goals by developing and implementing a data-driven strategic plan. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator conducts outreach activities promoting program participation; assists in development of program materials; conducts educational meetings and individual coaching; refers clients to other public health programs and community resources; maintains program statistics; and performs clerical duties associated with the program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible. Provides suicide prevention vision and guidance to key stakeholders (e.g., education; substance use prevention, treatment and recovery providers; child welfare; justice; military) as they address suicide deaths and suicidal behaviors. Develops and implements upstream approaches to mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs for La Plata County through a lens of health equity and social determinants of health and by utilizing a public health approach. Facilitates community-level prevention organizers to promote collaboration and best practices in suicide prevention. Contributes to coalition building by providing strategic planning and program evaluation technical assistance to coalition members and partners. Maintains awareness of relevant services in the region. Identifies, and monitors trends and issues relating to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the region and makes recommendations to relevant stakeholders in applying this information. Works with service providers to coordinate an appropriate response following a suicide. Oversees suicide prevention funding application processes and monitors suicide prevention contracts. Performs other duties as assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: General Office Equipment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position would be: Education and Experience: Associate’s degree and two years of healthcare, public health or related experience. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. OR An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of: Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing and monitoring work. Public health prevention and various methodologies for suicide prevention Quality assurance standards and methods. Basic project management principles. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Survey research best practices. Qualitative data collection and analysis.

Skill in: Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed. Providing attention to detail in assignments. Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment). Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. Communicating effectively both orally and in writing Using data visualization platforms are preferred.

Ability to: Handle multi-faceted tasks, changing priorities, ambiguity, and complexity. Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills, a commitment to a high level of accuracy. Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently. Research, analyze, and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures. Apply methods of research, program analysis, and report preparation. Effectively communicate with people from all economic, racial, age, ethnic, and social groups. Provide non-judgmental, appropriate assistance to persons in need. Develop and maintain positive, professional, productive relationships. Keep accurate and complete records and be a good steward of data, including sensitive and confidential information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Please direct all requests for accommodation to the Human Resources Department.

Environment: Work is primarily conducted indoors with occasional time spent in an outside environment. Incumbent experiences routine exposures and hazards of a typical office environment. Incumbent is occasionally required to work after normal work hours to attend governmental meetings. Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally in response to inquiries, complaints, and to speak to groups of people or the media in an informational or training situation. Requires ability to lift and carry objects occasionally up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Requires the ability to sit and perform administrative and computer work for significant periods of time.