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Submit completed applications with a résumé and a cover letter to employment@wtcg.us. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Job Posting: WTCG Zero Suicide Coordinator

Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Primary Location: San Angelo, TX

Travel Requirement: Regular day travel with less than 5% overnight travel

Hours: 08:00 to 17:00, with some variability as necessary to conduct supervision of staff, collaboration with partners, and outreach within the service area.

Salary: Commensurate with education, experience, and licensure

Reports to the clinical director

 

Objectives of the Zero Suicide program: Our mission is to eliminate suicides in the service area by ensuring perfect depression care for at-risk members of the community. The Zero Suicide program will identify and overcome barriers to care, ensure at-risk individuals are being identified in the community, identifying and filling gaps in services, and developing vibrant collaboratives to ensure an acceptable reduction in suicides in this community.

 

Position Overview: The Zero Suicide coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for issues related to program management and execution for the clinical director, executive director, and any grant/funding program staff. This position works closely with area FQHCs.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree in human services with related licensure (LCSW, LPC-S, LPC, LMSW, LMFT);
  2. 5+ years’ experience working in the human services, with preference given to experience with military and/or veteran populations;
  3. 2+ years program management experience;
  4. Experience providing treatment to clients who are experiencing suicidal ideations;
  5. Background in best practices for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention and psychosocial and other risk and protective factors;
  6. Strong public speaking and writing skills;
  7. Proven interpersonal skills and effective as a member of a team;
  8. Ability to maintain relationships with client base and community stakeholders;
  9. Knowledge about community resources and social services;
  10. Experience in grant submission, compliance, and reporting;
  11. Experience with tracking data and timely data reporting;
  12. Knowledge of Veterans Affairs and other veteran service programs;
  13. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook;
  14. Must pass comprehensive background check; and,
  15. Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation, and be insurable.
  16. Preferences: bilingual; Veteran; full clinical licensure; social worker; ability to treat: substance use issues, eating disorders, TBI, & personality disorders.

 

Duties

  1. Ensures the provision of community education, marketing, and outreach related to Zero Suicide services across the service area;
  2. Organize and/or conduct trainings for administrative and clinical staff that address evidence-based practices necessary to provide effective, transformative services to clients with high suicide risks;
  3. Maintain open lines of communication with members of the Zero Suicide partnership and other community stakeholders as necessary;
  4. Respond to and manage situations involving clients in crisis presenting to WTCG;
  5. Generate and issue quarterly, monthly, and grant period participant data and financial status reports to designated funders and required;
  6. Maintain an open line of communication with grant administration staff regarding any program-related concerns, to include those involving staffing, service delivery, technical assistance, data collection, and training;
  7. Developing and training the Zero Suicide partnership to use an accurate system to track participants served;
  8. Develop and revise as necessary policies and procedures, forms, and other written products related to operations of the Zero Suicide program;
  9. Identifies related needs and gaps within the community and ensures these needs are addressed;
  10. Identifies and coordinates necessary suicide pertinent training for WTCG staff and other members of the Zero Suicide partnership;
  11. Ensures sustainability of the Zero Suicide program, to include fundraising, crafting of grant proposals, and other development activities;
  12. Provides 8-10 direct clinical services per week; and
  13. Ensure outcome measures and satisfaction surveys are collected and analyzed.