Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Posted: 09/10/2023

Position Title: Mental Health America of Licking County Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Position Reports to: Executive Director
Purpose of the Job: To provide suicide prevention education and support to residents of Licking County.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate and provide classroom and community suicide prevention presentations
  • Cofacilitate the Licking County Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Facilitate the Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Team
  • Facilitate Survivors After Suicide Loss Support Group
  • Administer depression screenings and provide referrals to community resources as needed
  • Coordinate annual Suicide Prevention Walk and Candlelight Vigil event and other events as needed
  • Assist with program’s fundraiser(s)
  • Maintain records of program statistics
  • Communicate clearly to students and school staff, other Mental Health America staff and community members
  • Work toward Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist or Assistant certification
  • Work flexible hours on occasion including evenings and weekends
  • Maintain cultural competence in service delivery
  • Accept other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Development Manager/Program Liaison

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, minimum of Associate Degree in social services, education or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with in-person and virtual facilitation of various group sizes
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of suicide prevention best practices
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Must be trustworthy with confidential materials and information
  • Ability to relate to individuals of all ages, cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic status
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint required
Position particulars: This is a year-round, full-time (40 hours per week) position.
Hours are primarily during business hours of 8 am – 5 pm however some evening and weekend hours will be required.


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NEWARK, OH 43058
PHONE 740.345.9757

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