Do you have a passion for helping make sure there are resources available for individuals experiencing mental health crises? Do you have strong relationship building skills? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County's Department of Health and Human Services' Public Health Division as a Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator!
Washington County's Public Health division is actively seeking candidates to coordinate our Suicide Prevention program. This position reports to our Health Equity, Planning and Promotion program supervisor and will work closely with regional and community partners, as well as Health and Human Services Department staff to support this important work. The primary responsibilities in this position are to coordinate suicide prevention efforts and focus on planning and policy decisions to support suicide prevention. To carryout this work, this position will work with health systems, and their leadership to support the Zero Suicide Initiative in our community, as well as support the regional and national suicide prevention goals.
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and experienced in suicide prevention intervention and education, including best practices for suicide prevention. They have experience with leading, facilitating, and coordinating advisory committees comprised of health system leaders; experience with coordinating trainings; experience with community education and engagement; strong communication and writing skills; and demonstrates the ability to independently design and lead projects and program activities.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Possession of a Master's Degree in public health, nursing, environmental sciences, public or health administration or related health and science fields; AND
One (1) year of work experience in program coordination, development, and/or planning; OR
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in public health, nursing, environmental sciences, public or health administration or related health and science fields; AND
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible work experience in program coordination, development, and/or planning; OR
Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible work experience in program coordination, development, and/or planning
If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.
This position requires the successful completion of a background investigation, post job offer.
Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.