The Community Engagement and Partnerships Social Worker 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. 1. The Incumbent develops, facilitates, and strengthens Community-Based Interventions for Suicide Prevention at the community, state, and VISN levels. 2. The Incumbent connects VA programs and stakeholders including, but not limited to, 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. 3. The Incumbent 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 on behalf of the assigned VA Health Care facility and the surrounding catchment area. 4. The Incumbent 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 as defined and supported by the VHA Suicide Prevention Program. 5. The Incumbent 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. 6. The Incumbent develops and provides suicide prevention related media/marketing, including interviews (print or broadcast), social media postings, and communication campaigns (Paid/PSAs). 7. The Incumbent 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. 8. The Incumbent 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.); and leads other coalition activities defined in a coalition action plan. 9. The Incumbent 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. 10. The Incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships between the VA suicide prevention team and community-based veteran organizations and leadership. 11. The Incumbent disseminates relevant research findings through practice, education, and consultation with non-VA community partners as well as other VA health care professionals and administrators. 12. The Incumbent comprehends and maintains knowledge of current VA guidelines, policies, Federal regulations, and laws governing benefits for Veterans. 13.Incumbent develops and maintains content expertise in SP through peer review, networking, internet access, published literature, national conference calls, and educational offerings and professional meetings. 14. The Incumbent promotes and utilizes evidence-based guidelines at all stages of program development and implementation. 15. The Incumbent utilizes multimedia campaign materials (e.g., printed articles, brochures, videos) to educate and engage target audiences . 16. Incumbent develops community network of unique stakeholders through actively engaging a variety of venues and audiences. 17. Incumbent seeks opportunities to broaden the network of outreach to the Veteran population to achieve optimum saturation in the catchment area. 18. Incumbent has contact on a regular and recurring basis with individuals representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. 19. Incumbent may represent the facility at professional community group/events and committees, in conferences and meetings with higher ranking managers, supervisors, and staff from other disciplines or work units, and/or with representatives of local public interest groups, congressional district offices and employees of State and local governments. 20. Incumbent is expected to complete work assignments with relative independence and minimal guidance, personally setting the deadlines for work completions. He or she assumes responsibility in work assignments in accordance with regulations and independently and resolves most conflicts by using considerable judgment and interpretation. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.