The San Francisco VA Medical Center is seeking a term Social Worker not to exceed 3 years, as the Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator (CEPC), in the Suicide Prevention Program, within the Mental Health Service in the Santa Rosa Clinic. The Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is responsible for providing strategic guidance directed toward improving the quality of mental health care for over one and a half million Veterans nation-wide. The Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) is focused upon the full implementation of VA's National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide (2018) and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide. SPP leads the implementation of VA's public health approach to suicide prevention (SP 2.0) which encompasses both community-based prevention strategies and clinically-based interventions. The CEPC position focuses upon connecting, developing, and coordinating suicide prevention efforts at the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), state, and federal level. The Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator (CEPC) serves as a content matter expert for community-based suicide prevention and facilitates integration of suicide prevention education throughout the community. The CEPC supports community capacity development for suicide prevention by organizing community partners and coalitions to implement suicide prevention programs aimed at reducing Veteran suicide at the community, state, and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) levels. The CEPC serves as a content matter expert for suicide prevention and facilitates integration of suicide prevention education throughout the community by developing and organizing community partners and coalitions aimed at reducing Veteran suicide at the state and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) level. The CEPC is a subject matter expert (SME) in state and local community suicide prevention resources and education connections. The CEPC promotes a public health approach to suicide prevention. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The position may be telework up to three days a week, based on the discretion of the Suicide Prevention Coordinator and CBOC MH Director, and is subject to revision based on the needs of the program.
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.