About the Job:
The purpose of the Youth Suicide Grant Coordinator is to provide oversight of all aspects of the State GLS Youth Suicide Grant, including leading grant team in prioritizing and completing all grant required tasks and to oversee the request for funds to ensure that all grant funds are being allocated as per federal, state and grant guidelines.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Facilitate the implementation of approved initiatives related to Garrett Lee Smith Grant (GLS Grant).
- Facilitate the development and implementation of a State-Wide Suicide Prevention Plan.
- Lead implementation of FSSA/DMHA GLS grant suicide prevention initiatives.
- Recruit coalition members.
- Foster community among suicide prevention coalitions.
- Present educational and informational materials.
- Facilitate strategy selection and design utilizing epidemiological data, with assistance of that State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW).
- Research and provide information about evidence-based programs, policies and best practices for implementation.
- Attend required trainings.
- Record and collect project documentation.
- Work collaboratively with other divisions and programs in the state of Indiana (ISDH, DOE, IDOC, Indiana Suicide Prevention Network, etc.), as well as other state agencies.
- Promote, coordinate and organize trainings; provide training for health, substance abuse, mental health providers and others; provided suicide prevention trainings to providers
- Provide ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), QPRT (Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat), MHFA (Mental Health First Aid Training), and other trainings as needed
- Track demographic and statistical data from suicide prevention trainings.
- Complete evaluation documents in an accurate and timely manner
1. Maintain certification as an ASIST and QPRT trainer.
2. Maintain current state suicide statistics.
- Act as a clearing house/knowledge base for all suicide prevention efforts/programs in the state.
- Coordinate and publish best practices of prevention and resiliency activities.
- Establish relationships and maintain partnerships with local and state suicide prevention organizations
- Oversight and maintenance of suicide prevention coalitions.
- Develop policy and procedures, and monitor GLS Grant Suicide Prevention Program performance measures (GPRA).
- Using mental health communication strategies and social marketing as part of a comprehensive prevention programming.
- Coordinating program’s website and social media efforts.
- Strengthen partnerships with agencies that serve individuals at higher risk of suicide, such as military families, substance abuse, foster care, juvenile justice, Native American, Latino/Hispanic populations, LGBTQ
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
Salary: The annual minimum starting salary for this position is $ 45,000.00. Salary may be commensurate with relevant experience/education.
What You’ll Need for Success:
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, public health, public administration, sociology, education or other health-related field and/or four years of clinical or suicide prevention experience strongly preferred; Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years directly relevant experience required.
- Relevant education in a broad range of suicide prevention and early intervention strategies and concepts specifically around youth and transition aged youth.
- Full understanding of the public health prevention model and various methodologies for suicide prevention strongly preferred.
- Person with lived experience due to loss or personal experience are highly encouraged to apply.
- Ability to share prevention and wellness concepts with diverse audiences.
- Ability to relate to and effectively communicate with people from all economic, racial, age, ethnic, and social groups
- Possess strong desire to provide non-judgmental, appropriate assistance to persons in need
- Ability to effectively deal with complex issues
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff and service providers
- Ability to effectively motivate, and train others
- Demonstrated interest/skills in human services
- Possess strong oral and written English language skills
- Possess strong organizational skills
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