• Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2018 4:59 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Jefferson Center
  • Overview

    Increase the number of youth who are identified and assessed for risk, are referred for, and receive mental health treatment, targeting at-risk youth ages 10-24 , including LGBTQ and Hispanic youth, youth engaged in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, youth in college, and youth from military families or serving in the military.  Increase coordination and promote system level change within schools, emergency departments/hospital systems, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, crisis response services, and youth serving organizations at the community level. 


    • Increase the number of youth ages 10-24 who are identified, assessed for risk and referred for mental health or related intervention.
    • Increase the number and percentage of youth ages 10-24 receiving mental health or related services after referral.
    • Increase the number and percentage of youth ages 10-24 receiving follow-up support and services after emergency care.
    • Promote system level change through the adoption and implementation of the Zero Suicide framework.
    • Promote system level change within schools, emergency departments, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, crisis response services, and youth serving organizations at the community level.
    • Maintain state and community infrastructure to implement applicable sections of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
    • Align with the Colorado Mental Health Crisis Services System, community mental health centers, schools, emergency departments, and other youth-serving organizations in the eight SAHMSA funded project counties throughout the state of Colorado.
    • Familiar with or trained to deliver suicide prevention trainings and interventions such as Sources of Strength, QPR, safeTALK, and ASIST gatekeeper trainings, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, Emergency Department Counseling on Access to Lethal Means, an emergency department follow-up program, and the Zero Suicide framework.
    • Work cooperatively with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteers to work on Center committees and/or task forces.
    • Act as a suicide prevention expert at the Center and in the community.
    • Attend mandatory in-services, complies with individualized training plan.
    • Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases, and utilizes a problem solving approach as well as feedback. Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor.
    • Satisfactorily complete grant activities and reporting requirements prior to identified deadlines.
    • Exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, professionalism, and a spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
    • Maintain effective and trauma-informed interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.
    • Effectively respond to client needs and problems, initiates and maintain positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and other requests.


    Other Duties:

    As assigned. 


    Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


    MA, MS, MSW, EdM, or comparable degree, license preferred. Requires two or more years related experience and/or training in community engagement, mental health training and education, and or suicide prevention practices.  Experience working independently in the community, providing education and training to diverse groups, coordinating and managing essential grant duties and reporting requirements.  Basic computer skills.  Excellent communication and project management skills. 


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