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Suicide Prevention Project Specialist

Company: Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Prog
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

The Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP) is seeking applicants for a full-time project specialist to join our team in supporting the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide. The project specialist will work closely with the Alliance Statewide Liaison, and will focus on member and online communication, increasing youth and young adult engagement in the Alliance, and project management support. This position requires the ability to interact with multiple stakeholders of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, to provide technical assistance and guidance in relation to suicide specific system improvement, policy development and/or activities that support the overall mission of the Alliance and advancing the YSIPP. Some travel in Oregon is required. The purpose of the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide is to reduce youth suicides in the state of Oregon. Alliance members are appointed by the Oregon Health Authority to develop a public policy agenda for suicide intervention and prevention across agencies, systems and communities and monitor the Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan (YSIPP). Our members and affiliates are leaders from the public and private sectors, legislators, subject matter experts, suicide attempt and loss survivors, and young people from across the state of Oregon. The Alliance is charged with overseeing implementation of the Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan (YSIPP) and evaluating outcomes related to suicide prevention in Oregon. Embedded throughout the plan is a belief that it is crucial to support Oregon's youth and families by:

  • Promoting a sense ofhope and highlighting resilience.
  • Making it safe to ask forhelp and ensuring the right help is available at the right time.
  • Engaging individuals and communities in thehealing process after an attempt or suicide.Qualified candidates must have:
    • Excellent written, online and verbal communication skills;
    • Familiarity with at least one of the following systems - Schools and Education, Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Peer Support, Social Services, State Government;
    • Computer literacy in MS Word and Excel;
    • Organization and attention to detail;
    • Bilingual or bicultural is a plus, as is experience working in rural, tribal, LGBTQ or other diverse communitiesGeneral - Experience and Characteristics-- Familiarity with systems of care, policy development and the field of suicide prevention; working with advocacy groups/advocacy field/networks
      • Project management and administrative support skills
      • Familiarity with basic principles of youth development and a passion for working with young people
      • Researching and writing position papers and reports
      • Experience facilitating small and large groups
      • Ability to generate content for website and member updates Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Public Policy, Law or related field; Master's preferred. Will consider comparable experience. Salary is commensurate with experience and health benefits are provided.

Keywords: Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Prog, Salem , Suicide Prevention Project Specialist, Other , Salem, Oregon

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