Develops, facilitates, and strengthens Community-Based Interventions for Suicide Prevention at the community, state, and VISN levels. Connects VA programs and stakeholders-including Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations, congressional staff, media, community business partners, and community members throughout the health care system and VISN catchment areas-to conduct community-based interventions and provide outreach and education on suicide prevention related topics and services. PLEASE VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTLY FROM WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. PAY ATTENTION TO HIRING PATH, REQUIREMENTS SECTION, AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION. Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) in public health and suicide prevention, supporting partnerships and coalitions by providing new or existing community education and outreach initiatives. Implements VHA Community-Based Interventions for Suicide Prevention including collaborating with community, Veteran, and state partners to develop, conduct, and/or support community-based suicide prevention programs. Develops VHA-community partnerships - meet with prospective community partners and/or establish formal relationships between the VHA and local partners to facilitate suicide prevention in the community. Develops and provides suicide prevention related media/marketing, including interviews (print or broadcast), social media postings, and communication campaigns (Paid/PSAs). Provides a variety of suicide prevention trainings including but not limited to a focus on training in Lethal Means Safety, Mental Health Apps (Hope Box, PTSD, etc.), Military Culture, Other Gatekeeper Training (QPR, ASSIST), Postvention, Safety Planning, S.A.V.E., Suicide Risk Evaluation, Whole Health/Wellness. Hosts Outreach Awareness Tables on suicide prevention at community events. Leads meetings with prospective and existing community stakeholder(s) focused on Veteran suicide prevention. Provides leadership for coalition management -- leads alignment of community coalition goals with VA goals, collaborates with non-VA coalition leaders (remote or in person), attends coalition meetings (general) and coalition subcommittee meetings, manages and attends coalition sponsored events/public meetings, conducts and/or supports coalition evaluation activities (survey distribution, data collection, key informant interviews, etc.). Demonstrates effective public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences with a focus on suicide prevention. Provides leadership with the suicide prevention team in the development and implementation of suicide prevention educational programs and initiatives. Demonstrates strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, working with staff and stakeholders at all knowledge and proficiency levels. Demonstrates military cultural competence in collaborating with and supporting Veterans and Veteran Service Organizations in the community. Is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships between the VA suicide prevention team and community-based veteran organizations and leadership Disseminates relevant research findings through practice, education, and consultation with non-VA community partners as well as other VA health care professionals and administrators. Comprehends and maintains knowledge of current VA guidelines, policies, Federal regulations, and laws governing benefits for Veterans. Disseminates program evaluation and surveillance data related to suicide prevention with community partners. Closely coordinates with Suicide Prevention team members, and other facility and VISN stakeholders and the National OMHSP office to implement SP communication plans, both internal and external to the VA. Develops materials and training programs, in coordination with the SP team members, other facility and VISN stakeholders, and the National OMHSP office/MIRECC for staff and external stakeholders regarding suicide prevention in VHA and the facility. Develops and delivers of education and outreach services that encompasses underserved veteran populations and expands SP coalition building in communities in the Facility's geographical catchment area and may include regional or state events. Develops and maintains content expertise in SP through peer review, networking, internet access, published literature, national conference calls, and educational offerings and professional meetings. Promotes and utilizes evidence-based guidelines at all stages of program development and implementation. Disseminates relevant research findings through practice, education, and consultation. Effectively participates in organization's interdisciplinary approach for performance improvement strategies. Utilizes multimedia campaign materials (e.g., printed articles, brochures, videos) to educate and engage target audiences. Develops community network of unique stakeholders through actively engaging a variety of venues and audiences. Seeks opportunities to broaden the network of outreach to the Veteran population to achieve optimum saturation in the catchment area. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599033700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.