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WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24/7. SUICIDE PREVENTION AND 2-1-1:

School Based Prevention Coordinator

HeartLine is seeking strong candidates for the position of School Based Prevention Coordinator. This position is full-time, exempt, primarily Monday-Friday with occasional nights and weekends.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter via email to Kayley Saunders at ksaunders@heartlineoklahoma.org

JOB SUMMARY:

Educates the community about suicide awareness and prevention through the Healthy Education for Life Program (HELP), Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), crisis intervention training, and awareness presentations.  Promotes, plans, and coordinates training and other community events. Recruits, trains, maintains, coordinates, and provides recognition for all HeartLine HELP volunteers. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Oversees the recruitment of schools to participate in HELP, and scheduling and providing HELP presentations.
  •  Work with schools to assess suicide prevention needs and coordinate appropriate training and/or services.
  •  Maintains appropriate documentation for all areas of the program including outcome measurements.  
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer facilitators who present HELP to individuals ages 10 and up.     
  • Evaluates volunteers’ effectiveness on an on-going basis and shares in agency efforts toward volunteer appreciation.   
  • Coordinates and provides QPR presentations as requested.  
  • Assist with suicide prevention-related grant applications by providing program information, data, and stories.
  • Responsible for keeping informed on research related to suicide and updating program accordingly.  
  • Participates on suicide prevention-related committees within and outside of HeartLine and in presentations related to suicide prevention as requested.  
  • Is an active advocate on a community and state level to help reduce the number of suicides in Oklahoma.
  • Participates in promotion of HeartLine’s services including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

 JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in social services, education, or nursing fields.  Experience training and presenting to groups of people required.   Experience working with volunteers preferred. Non-profit experience and background in mental health preferred. 

 REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Strong computer, verbal,and presentation skills required.  Strong networking skills required.Must have reliable transportation as driving to various places in the community will be required.  Physically able to lift 20 pounds, climb stairs and bend/stoop.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

HeartLine supports a comfortable, yet professional work environment.  Courtesy, respect, and equitable treatment are expected.  Staff members receive support, recognition, and appreciation for jobs well done.  There are opportunities for participation, challenge, and broadening experiences.

The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.  

 Routine office environment.   Requires frequent travel throughout Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas. Significant time spent in community setting making presentations, recruiting volunteers, networking with schools, or participating on committees.  

 Flexible scheduled work week.  Some evenings/weekend work required. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills.  Other duties may be assigned as needed. 

 Contents may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.